Category Archives: PLSA

BRAVO! PLSA puts “cost of living” top of its Annual Conference agenda!

A few weeks ago , I wrote to the people organising the agenda for the PLSA’s annual conference in October, suggesting they include a session on how we as pension people can help those suffering from the cost of living … Continue reading

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Inflation stalks the halls of the PLSA conference.

  The PLSA’s Edinburgh conference is for a second time happening in the midst of turmoil. Yesterday’s event started with a montage of footage beginning in March 2020 when the event last took place and taking us to today reminding … Continue reading

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PLSA calls for its own regulatory regime to help us spend our pensions

  The Retirement Living Standards were an initiative that the PLSA should be proud of and I’m glad to see WTW’s Lifesight integrating them into its modelling tools for its savers (announced yesterday). The difficult second album is to find … Continue reading

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Progress in uncertain times #PLSAinvest20

Democracy 1 – Digital 0 The PLSA’s investment conference made it to its end without drama and with considerable dignity. Emma Douglas’ question took on a new meaning as it turned out many “delegates” never got north of the border … Continue reading

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Whitbread – you must pay up on the Government’s pension promise

This blog calls on Whitbread to pay the incentive outstanding to many of their staff before the sale of Costa to Coca Cola. If Whitbread refuses to do so, the Pensions Regulator should block the sale. If Whitbread wants to … Continue reading

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The FCA can excel; the “non-workplace pension” paper’s a model of its kind

Henry Tapper and Pension PlayPen response to FCA’s paper DP18/1 Effective competition in non-workplace pensions This is the response of Henry Tapper and the Pension PlayPen. It is not a response on behalf of any other organisation that Henry Tapper … Continue reading

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Asleep at the wheel on net pay – and they want to drive the bus!

The PLSA are making a fuss about SMEs. Small Business Saturday tells me that my small business can get its help – and it’s just round the corner! But I am not convinced, since the launch of Pension Solutions, its … Continue reading

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“Not for profit” – a phrase fast losing any meaning!

Not for profit organisations – what good do they do? All year I have been speaking with institutes and associations from the ABI and IA through the PLSA and PMI to ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA . As soon as you start, you don’t … Continue reading

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Pensions on Coronation Street (nearly)

Obsessed as I am by Kylie and David Plarr,I got home last night just in time ,switched on Gogglebox and  saw Workie’s walk in the park. I have so far counted four people I know who like the DWP’s awareness campaign … Continue reading

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