Category Archives: pensions

Beware Chancellors talking pensions

  Jeremy Hunt is to be found talking about “declinism” and the propensity of commentators to talk Britain down. He says his priority is not just to stabilise but to grow Britain. He goes on to talk about reversing the … Continue reading

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MOT the ambulance and get us back to work!

Are pensions stopping us working? This article is about a report on the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph which has Chancellor Jeremy Hunt openly talking about giving another tax break to rich old gits like me to encourage us … Continue reading

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LGPS made illiquids real for me – thanks to Debbie Fielder and Hymans Robertson.

It sounds wrong to think about increasing value for money in pensions by spending more on the management of our money, but that’s what this blog is saying and if your predisposition is to follow Warren Buffet’s advice and invest … Continue reading

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The give and take of workplace pensions (it can’t all be “done for us!”)

“Done for you” has become an over-worked phrase in a very short time. I started using it to refer to the CDC decumulation solution discussed by Simon Eagle and others where CDC becomes another investment pathway – with the pension … Continue reading

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Pension’s Keith Moon crashes Pension PlayPen – Tuesday

Ian Beestin is a friend of mine. So I’m doing some drumming up for his appearance on the Pension PlayPen on Tuesday. Ian is an amusing person who has some good ideas, one of them is a business called Money … Continue reading

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Fairer pensions? We must address both DB and DC as one.

  I hope that the DWP and its new Minister for Pensions will focus on increasing fairness between those who have a DB and those who have a DC promise when it sets out its new package of DC reforms … Continue reading

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Don’t let Slido ruin your event

I went to two events yesterday, both very well run and both to some extent diminished by the lack of interaction between those presenting and those in the audience – listening. The reason- Slido – an app that can be … Continue reading

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British Steel Action Group – you make me sick.

  The FCA has had to make this statement today We are aware that certain firms are making unsolicited offers to former British Steel pension scheme (BSPS) members who have not made complaints. We are aware that 4 firms who … Continue reading

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DWP plan major reforms to Defined Contribution Pensions

Clearly the DWP has looked at the state of our DC workplace pensions and decided things must change. Laura Trott is inviting a group of stakeholders to a meeting early next week to ask questions about a package of reforms … Continue reading

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Farce and contrition as the FCA make an effort

From what I gather from those who attended CA’s session this week on the Consumer redress scheme. the event was notable for a degree of contrition from the FCA that they’d made such a mess of redress so far. Sadly, … Continue reading

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