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Why #Accountex is so great!


Every year I feel compelled to write something quite uncritical and totally over the top about Accountex. This year is no different.   People know that the accountancy practices- and especially their payroll departments are the true heroes of auto-enrolment … Continue reading

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Should people be worried that the “fear gauge” is so low?


This is a chart of the VIX – the “fear gauge” of the title of this blog. It shows that (American) investors are less worried about the markets than at any time since 2012 (actually since the crash). The same … Continue reading

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The past, present and future of Pensions #autoenrolment


On Wednesday , at 5pm , I’ll be explaining these slides at Accountex 2017 – a talk generously sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. It’s going to be a fun, provocative and I hope instructive talk and I’m … Continue reading

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How payroll can get pension-smart (without really trying!)


Pensions are important. They occupy our press, parliament and they occupy payroll! For better or worse we have wedded payroll to work and unless you are on a payroll, it is increasingly unlikely that you are earning much more than credits … Continue reading

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Accountex 2016 – are you there?


  This is my fourth year going to Accountex. It’s a trade show, not a conference, most people who go are running their own businesses and are looking for ways to run those businesses better. This is in marked contrast to … Continue reading

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Accountex 2016 -Pension PlayPen


  We will be at Accountex 2016, sharing a stand with our friends from MyPaye and Eledecks. No coffee, no prizes and no gimmicks, come and visit for us about how you can take the pension risk out of auto-enrolments … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment any more than a tax?


Speaking in Birmingham last week, former pension minister Steve Webb, commented on how hard it will be to raise the bar on employer auto-enrolment contributions from the current 1% of band earnings to 3% "Anything to get AE pension contributions … Continue reading

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“I’m afraid we had no answers.. good luck! ..-..Steve.”


“Where are all the pension people?” Asked an accountant at #Accountex15 on Thursday. They were elsewhere listening to Steve Webb and Gregg McClymont looking back at the last five years, a neat metaphor for the pensions industry as another accountant pointed … Continue reading

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Accountex v Workplace Pensions Live


  Last week I went to a pensions conference (Workplace Pensions Live) and a trade show (Accountex). The Pensions Conference had a lot of talk but not much action, Accountex was the other way round. I couldn’t help agreeing with … Continue reading

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