Category Archives: pensions

“There is no justice in Guernsey, but men protecting secrets”.

Email from Niall Coburn to Guernsey Bailiff, in response to the Manita Khuller judgment: Dear Bailiff Collas, I write to you as former Head of Enforcement and regulator and lawyer who has worked internationally and attended the Trial of Manita … Continue reading

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What I’d pay more taxes for.

This election has become about “Getting Brexit Done” and “Saving our NHS”. It could have been about so much more. We don’t live in a just society when we allow poverty of the type video’d here. This is a tough … Continue reading

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Dorset Healthcare – getting a county “retirement ready”.

I’m not a great awards lover but I loved giving an award to the Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust last night @DorsetHealth have taken home the “Ready to Retire” Award at #TheRewards. Well done! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/xeNJ5Xa9gS — Reward Strategy (@RewardStrategy) … Continue reading

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Can we really afford to retire?

That’s the question Michael Buerk has been asking those tuning into the second episode of Channel 5’s documentary on our retirement planning. 1.5m of us are working beyond the retirement age with 90% reliant on state benefits alone. One in … Continue reading

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Payroll does pensions heavy lifting. #payrollAU19

I’ll be spending today at the Reward Strategy Payroll Autumn Update and tonight at the “Rewards”, where I’ll be dishing out a gong to someone great and good. Steve Webb’s doing the payroll keynote at 10 am and I hope … Continue reading

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“Britain’s great pension crisis” – beware or despair?

Going out after the watershed, Channel 5’s two part exploration of how fit we are to retire, sits awkwardly between the Yorkshire Vet and Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways, not the kind of TV you’d watch unless you’re into Michael Buerk … Continue reading

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Are women saving as they’d want?

  I’m in the unusual position of being in a long term partnership with a lady who earns more than me and knows a lot more about pensions than I do. I wish it wasn’t so unusual but the sad … Continue reading

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Regulation 2.0 (and how to pay for it).

  I am on something called the Pension Regulator’s Stakeholder group which means I’m supposed to champion tPR .I get meetings with MAPS (which always get cancelled at short notice) because I represent something out there called “innovation”. But in … Continue reading

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Why investment reporting has to change.

    I remember when I used to provide market intelligence to Eagle Star feeding back the confusion we were creating amongst trustees and sophisticated members and policyholders who were trying to find out how funds were performing. Every time … Continue reading

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Chile’s pension expectations dashed – what can we learn?

In the early 1980s Chile became the first OECD nation to switch from a Pay as you go pension system to a system dependent on private pensions. True the long-tail of state liabilities isn’t due to end till 2045 but … Continue reading

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