Category Archives: pensions

Time to tell it to people straight?


There is no engineering miracle that will put Britain’s pensions back on track. Indeed many people have never been to the station. The guaranteed pensions that flourished at a time of high interest rates and commensurate growth in the stock market … Continue reading

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DB Deficits- the real story; the Pension Regulator blogs.


TPR have gone social and set up its own blog; this is blog #1 from Policy Head Andrew Warwick-Thompson. Well done to the tPR and well done to Andrew for this nugget of optimism about Britain’s DB plans. Looking at … Continue reading

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“Rape and Kill” – why the public are turning off retirement advice.


Thanks to the PPI for the second Future Book – Unravelling Workplace Pensions. The 2016 Edition of the PPI’s study on workplace pension is published today. Getting data on the state of workplace pensions has always been tricky. If you … Continue reading

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Allardyce- a fan’s eye’s view.


“Money corrupts and wads corrupt absolutely” – anonymous football fan – last night.   I heard about Sam Allardyce’s departure from the England Manager’s job while watching Cambridge United beat Yeovil Town in a Tuesday night league 2 fixture at … Continue reading

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A sad year – when only Tories count.


I am going to the Conservative party conference, I am not going to the freak show in Liverpool and I don’t even know when the Liberals are convening. I have limited time on my hands to understand Government but I … Continue reading

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GAD shows you can’t take “company” out of “company pensions” #TATA


So the mysterious volte face by the Government over the Tata Steel pensions rescue package is a mystery no more. The FT, led by super-snooper Jo Cumbo have unearthed the GAD submission to the DWP consultation on solutions to the … Continue reading

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Would you work with a robot?


  Technology’s all very well till it bites you in the bum. Imagine  Beth, Sally, Fiz and Sean facing up to a robo-panty stitcher in Underworld. If you don’t watch Coronation Street – Underworld’s Weatherfield’s top employer – thoughtNetflix appears to … Continue reading

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So Labour’s given us a choice-what’s wrong with that?


“gone are the days when your party can be any colour you like so long as it’s blue” I am not going to the Labour party conference but I am going to the Conservative conference in Birmingham next week. I … Continue reading

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An algorithm cannot lie


  An algorithm cannot lie; it will tell you what you set it to tell you with the data you fed it. It has no choice, it is entirely deterministic;- and yet algorithms can help you lie. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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What’s the point of disclosure if it never gets seen?


Jo Cumbo has been writing some interesting pieces ( https://www.ft.com/content/787ad06e-7e7b-11e6-bc52-0c7211ef3198)  on how what we need to know about our retirement savings can be delivered to us as we want it. We get our shopping or our meals to our door if … Continue reading

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