Category Archives: Pensions Regulator

Shouldn’t pensions “stay at home”?

Should we stop transfers for the next 6 months?   Yields are down, markets are down, has there ever been such a time to transfer your pension rights? That’s what many people may be thinking and if you were a … Continue reading

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Putting “transfer” in employer’s heads

Since 2012, the industry has self regulated pension transfer exercises where employers offer staff a financial incentive, to quit good quality schemes. Industry leaders are now calling for the Govt to intervene after saying self-regulation is failing https://t.co/sSwvLQG94A — Josephine … Continue reading

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Conservative manifesto best on pensions

Fantastic news that today’s Conservative Manifesto includes a commitment to look at the pensions net pay anomaly. I hope all other parties will now make the same commitment. pic.twitter.com/4MUXrwlDCE — Adrian Boulding (@AdrianBoulding) November 24, 2019 Adrian , along with … Continue reading

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The best audience I will have all year – thanks CIPP!

  Take a look at the audience above and you will see what I saw when I arrived to speak- not a single empty chair , everyone paying attention and a great gender mix. The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals … Continue reading

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Can awards be rewarding? You bet they can!

My old firm, First Actuarial, didn’t do awards. They got grumpy when they got nominated (by me) and they made it official policy not to compete against their peers. You can see the sense in that, money spent on tables … Continue reading

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TPR moves on climate change

Keeping the world fit for its inhabitants is not something for other people to do, it is our job – all of our jobs. So it is entirely proper for the Pensions Regulator to make the sustainability of our planet’s … Continue reading

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When naming and shaming had to stop

It now is clear there are not one but two firms that have been hit with a  £350,000 fine through escalating penalties from the Pensions Regulator and both relate to the non-payment of monies into staff pension accounts. These are … Continue reading

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Towards a new pension funding code

  On Thursday, David Fairs, head of policy at the Pensions Regulator delivered a keynote speech to 200 or so delegates at the First Actuarial client conference. He did so a couple of hours after publishing a blog which has … Continue reading

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CDC – a silver wage not a silver bullet

  Yesterday Ros (Baroness) Altmann hosted a webinar on retirement income which prompted some interesting follow up on social media. Here’s Mark Ormston of Retirement Line. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ros Altmann on the ‘future of retirement income’ masterclass … Continue reading

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“They’ve got Charles Counsell – he’s one of their own”

  As a kid I always preferred home-grown, beat the expensive imported stuff.  So it seems does the Pensions Regulator – who’ve eschewed the great and the good and gone for one of their own. Those of us who have … Continue reading

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