Category Archives: Politics

Do you work in the bullshit economy?

Stefan Stern has kindly shared an opinion piece he’s written in the Guardian, which I like very much. You can read it for free here (thanks to the Guardian’s enlightened sharing policy) Five years ago, Stella and I moved back … Continue reading

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Treasury flies a pension kite on a stormy weekend

For as long as I’ve been advising on pensions, the weeks running up to the budget have been filled with rumours of draconian reductions in the subsidies available to the rich to featherbed their retirement. This FT story has the … Continue reading

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12/12/19 #OKboomer v #snowflakegeneration

The most coherent research I have seen coming out of the voting patterns of last Thursday is this. While support for Liberals is consistent over ages, the vote for the binary propositions of conservative and labour governments is highly dependent … Continue reading

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For pity’s sake.

      I’ve just read a very funny and moving article about a grandson’s changing attitude to his grandfather’s dementia. The article is a little stylised as it’s on Vice and is rather longer and more thoughtful than the … Continue reading

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Ignore promises of profligacy or face the tragic consequences.

Really important piece by @ChrisGiles_ Philip Hammond always worried that if HMT allowed fiscal credibility to slip, the Tories would end up fighting (and losing) an economic argument with Labour about who could spend mosthttps://t.co/OsnZVUKY2K — George Parker (@GeorgeWParker) September … 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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What do we do with pension good news?

. Despite taking on pension schemes from employers including Carillion, Toys R Us and Hoover, with deficits totalling £1.2 billion – the highest total value to date, the PPF’s funding position has strengthened. The PPF has reported a continued growth … Continue reading

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A lot not happening! PLSA update

  As the PLSA conference winds down and attendees return home, they will be left wondering what hasn’t happened. A lot of debate didn’t happen because those most wanting to debate were not at the Conference. Thankfullly we had expert … Continue reading

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Let these politicians do some work!

We have had so many referendums and elections and leadership battles and cabinet reshuffles over the past two years, that politicians may have forgotten they are here to govern the country. We elect 650 people every five years to do … Continue reading

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“What’s going on at work?” – $7.9tr backs this initiative from Share Action

$7.9 trillion investor coalition pushes companies for disclosure on global workforces A coalition of 79 institutional investors with nearly $8 trillion AUM, brought together by ShareAction, is putting its muscle behind a demand that companies disclose more information on how … Continue reading

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