Category Archives: welfare

The trusted word


This is the model for what we are doing with Pension PlayPen, an attempt to harness the energy and credibility of a linked in group, the probity of an actuarial practice and the needs of advisers, employers and regulators to see through a great endeavour, the wholesale adoption of funded workplace pensions into our business culture.
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Another year older..


I am not a year older – I am two years younger than I was five years ago – at least I’m two years further from retirement (relatively speaking). Continue reading

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Imaginary terror exposed


The decision by the House of Commons not to agree (even in principle) to Britain’s military intervention in Syria was surprising and uplifting. There will be three immediate consequences. 1. We will not open yet another front on the war … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the pension cupboard


“Unfortunately, even if a scheme is paid up and inactive, with no current members, governance is still required ” Continue reading

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The Vision of the Plowman


The “Vision of the Pension Plowman” is a bastardisation of the title of a 14th century english Poet (William Langland’s) great poem, “the Vision of Piers Plowman”. In this great book, the Plowman falls asleep by a stream and dreams … Continue reading

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The workplace welfare platform?


Auto-enrolment is a  big win for welfare in the UK. Getting the 1.2m employers in the UK in the habit of managing contributions for their employees and workers means that for all but a hardcore of self-employed professionals (who can … Continue reading

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