Category Archives: pensions

Giving people help with their pensions

  I’ve been struck over the past few days by just how little help with pensions people seem to be getting. I don’t mean by this the traditional financial planning messages (save hard, save early) but help with working out … Continue reading

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Get up, stand up, for your pension rights

      Josephine Cumbo has written an important blog in Pensions Expert. If you aren’t registered to see the article, I urge you to do so. Access to the article is free and it pretty well sums up my … Continue reading

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Why we cannot ignore the NHS Pension Scheme.

Nobody writes about the NHS pension scheme and you don’t see it featuring in PLSA and other pension events. That is because it generates precious little profit for the private sector. So here is a brief description (thanks Wiki). The … Continue reading

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NHS pensions are damaging the NHS – a doctor writes

    This article is by Dr Nitin Arora I asked to publish it as I have followed his work on twitter to help pension professionals understand the current problems facing members of the NHS pension scheme. As I have … Continue reading

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Why pensions are seldom fair

And last question John: if the scheme commutes the negative DC using 17.3 at age 67 to reduce the pension would you agree the same commutation factor should be use for pension commutation for a lump sum? At this moment … Continue reading

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Doctors awake to more expensive pensions

This blog applies to people in the NHS pension scheme (for whom the problems with pension taxation are most acute) – but it also applies to anyone in the armed forces, the civil service, teachers, judges, fire and policemen. It’s … Continue reading

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BSPS – is the “dam breaking”

The imagination of Al Rush is stirred by deeds of the RAF so I smiled to see this Facebook post. Being on the other side of the planet, I had not picked up on this press release from the FCA. … Continue reading

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Why bring your pension pots together?

Why do we save our money into a pension plan? People’s answers may vary in detail but for the vast majority of us are motivated by a fear that our earnings will eventually tail off and that we will have … Continue reading

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What’s done is done, what’s said is said

This blog is about social media “presence”, it is also about self-worth. I received this Direct Message on twitter today Writing to ask that you remove two of your 2014 blog posts from search engine indexing. I’m not very happy … Continue reading

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It’s about the value of “your” money/

  There’s a lot of argument amongst pension experts about what value for money actually means.  Here’s the provisional result of a poll we are doing on  Facebook this week We don’t think there should be any argument, the only … Continue reading

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