Category Archives: pensions

How does the gender pensions gap work for couples?

Most women operate within partnerships, usually with men , quite often with other women. We know too little about the impact of pension sharing – whether it be voluntary or by court order, but this is important. The Government analysis … Continue reading

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Don’t like to MOVEit MOVEit.

MOVEit file transfer software has been found vulnerable to Russian hackers . This is how Sky news is reporting the story. The BBC, British Airways and Boots have been caught up in a cyber incident that has exposed employee personal … Continue reading

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The Gender Pension Gap dwarfed by impact of not getting a DB pension

Great to see @DWP publishing an official estimate of the size of the gender pension gap. This has been the first action that @ProspectUnion has called for in every report we have done on the issue. Much credit to Laura … Continue reading

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“The next European financial mess is unlikely to start with a bank”

Thanks to Robert Armstrong of the FT for the quote and  to the ECB for providing this handy table, which serves as a sort of glossary of how things can go wrong: The thing that seems common to the stress … Continue reading

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Former regulator slams transfer regulations.

LCP are promoting a blog by new partner David Fairs, until recently Executive Director of Regulatory Policy at the Pensions Regulator,  calling  for rule changes to allow more people to benefit from ‘freedom and choice’ in pensions. Fairs points out … Continue reading

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Don’t let Workplace GPPs get left behind

There is a very real chance that millions of personal pensions set up to comply with auto-enrolment will become unloved deferred small pots as their employers switch to participating in master trusts and GPP providers start to consider the GPP … Continue reading

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What are God’s gender pronouns?

    We’ve just read the Nicene creed. God no longer came to earth as “man” but as “truly human”. I like the change. I am uncomfortable with the portrayal of God as the patriarch and would prefer to pray … Continue reading

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Is this the way to invest capital productively?

There’s a lot of talk about superfunds over the past few weeks. Here is a superfund that has already been created and is “oven ready”. I am a 61-year-old with a pension pot, considering how my money can work as … Continue reading

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“Annuity or drawdown” – Playpen coffee with Billy Burrows

Billy is an enthusiast for income in retirement and a hero for AgeWage as a result. The Pension PlayPen will always have time for his views.   Register now to ensure you have the link to Billy’s session.

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I don’t want “active” or “passive” – I want value for my money Stuart!

Stuart Kirk , the journalist who fell out with ESG and the industry it has spawned is now being controversial for a living (rather than a sacking). This week’s FT column finds him falling out with himself for being active … Continue reading

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