Category Archives: Jersey

Was DC the only choice for the Tata Steelworkers?


      Speaking on the radio yesterday, John Ralfe called the decision of Tata Staff to accept the loss of future accrual into a final salary scheme in exchange for a 10% contribution into a DC pension fund as … Continue reading

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Beeb forces closure of offshore payroll loophole


A good news story all round (except for the man and the goat on Sark). Continue reading

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Pension Corporation points the way to “ambitious pensions”


A timely report arrived yesterday from the Pension Corporation estimating that the cost of replacing a standard DB benefit structure using DC had risen to 55% of salary. PIC’s business model is based on managing out DB plans on a … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to “stakeholder economics”?


When Blair swept to power in 1997, Will Hutton‘s vision of a stakeholder economy was central to New Labour‘s vision. While the idealism of those years is now derided, I prefer it to the negativity of today’s commentary. Listening to … Continue reading

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Play Pen on Public Sector Pensions


Following robust debate over pie ale and an October Pimms, the 16 members of the Pension PlayPen split 8/8 on the motion  “the pensions paid to the public sector are unfair”. However there was a healthy majority of 13 to 3 that … Continue reading

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Post not that ye be not judged


“Relying” on on-line profiles is a problem that needs attention from us all, not just those in Government. Continue reading

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The Ilford ruling-who won?


The Ilford ruling will require trustees to concentrate on sound investment strategies and stop the practice of securing tip-top pensions at the expense of Joe the tax-payer. It will require companies to pay more attention to the risk management of their pensions rather than relying on a Government lifeboat.

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