Category Archives: pensions

The grave threat to our hospitals; Dr. Oliver reads the stats.

The situation in our hospitals is serious and the threat to the NHS is obvious here in London, I live besides Barts hospital and the sirens of ambulances are a feature of every day. But what do the numbers tell … Continue reading

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Is this the end of “easy money” from over-priced trackers?

Are investors overpaying millions for trackers? Hats off to Money Marketing investment director Charlotte Richards for a cracking piece of work that highlights that investors could be being left millions of pounds out of pocket from over-paying for what what is … Continue reading

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Pension Playpen to relaunch as a Fintech

Pension campaign and networking group The Pension Playpen – founded by pension expert Henry Tapper – is to relaunch in February as a fintech company aimed at the pensions industry. The Playpen will provide networking and comment platforms as well … Continue reading

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Where’s best to build my retirement savings?

  The flight to investment continues. Savers – Lord knows why – don’t appreciate rates of interest of less than 1%. When the talk turns to us paying banks to keep our money, thoughts turn to investment in real things- … Continue reading

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Going to work? How London stays open.

Smithfield 6am London goes on pic.twitter.com/c2le5KanpQ — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) January 12, 2021 There is the London that you see in todays news clips, of deserted streets ,closed shops and empty offices. Then there is another London, of early morning … Continue reading

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How Soon Will We See the Benefits of the Vaccination Programme?

  By John Roberts for                                                                        … Continue reading

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Keeping the dashboard simple – is the DWP’s biggest challenge

    Steve Webb has urged the DWP to give pension funds a stronger steer on dashboard data. I suspect that he is worrying too much about the detail and missing the bigger picture, we really need to get on … Continue reading

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A Living Pension! What would it take to secure a better retirement income for workers?

  UK pensions have seen radical reforms in recent years to boost pension saving and tackle poverty in retirement. Government has introduced a flat-rate state pension and got more millions more workers saving through auto enrolment. But these policies alone … Continue reading

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Stay safe everyone – this is it.

Here’s the graphical evidence that we are now in uncharted times. Our estimate of R, based on admissions, is still around 1.3, with no indication yet of it lessening. It’s too early yet to judge whether the latest lockdown is … Continue reading

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“Give us the information and let us get on with it!” – TRUST & CONFIDENCE in 2020 pensions

Transparency is about letting people see the information they want to see, not the information you want them to see. This important distinction is missed by many of the people I talk to as part of my work at AgeWage. … Continue reading

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