Tag Archives: Al Rush

The Great #PensionDebate…is wider than Swansea Bay!


The Great Pension Debate was a fabulous success and proves for a second time that Al Rush is capable of uniting a body of pension enthusiasts in a way nobody else can. Good job Al.   The ongoing challenge Much as … Continue reading

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A sunnier side to Port Talbot


Dancing like a hippo with a Welsh Lovely who had serenaded us with her karaoke on the Port Talbot esplanade! The life of a jobbing pension commentator doesn’t have to be dull or sad and while this is not the … Continue reading

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In the rising of the sun and its going down


Well we’re here in advance of the Great Pension Debate in the Aberavon Beach Hotel in Port Talbot, in a couple of hours, I’ll be introducing Paul Lewis, Jo Cumbo and the brilliant IFAs who will be focussing our minds … Continue reading

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A pension or a tax wrapper?


So we get to the heart of the matter. Is a pension a “wage in retirement” or is it a “tax-incentivised tax-wrapper”?  This little exchange on twitter sums up the differing views. For those who practice holistic financial planning, Al … Continue reading

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When we “de-risk” – where does the risk go?


When you do the washing up, you leave your plates clean, the dirt gets washed down the sink. The same when you change the oil in your car or when you go to the toilet. What happens is that all … Continue reading

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Why we are still angry about Port Talbot.


It’s the last day of 2017 and a time to look back at the last three months. The small picture is a series of events that have led to a general awareness that something very wrong was going on in … Continue reading

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Frank Field and the “two worlds” of pensions.


    On Thursday 13th December the Workplace and Pensions Select Committee took evidence from a variety of people with an interest in the choices members have to take as part of Time to Choose, but in the context of  the … Continue reading

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A time for calm, cool heads and action.


Time to Choose extended to December 22nd This blog is for members of BSPS , their families and friends, who have yet to choose their options and need help. It outlines the large number of places you can go for … Continue reading

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A method for the madness. Is the DWP Select Committee – pension’s best hope?


The diverse agenda of the DWP Select Committee might be considered madness. I am not going to write that their is method in this madness as it’s clear to me that we cannot properly consider freedoms, without looking at CDC for … Continue reading

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“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”


One of the features of a close-knit community is that people talk to each other. For Steelworkers this has been at works and  in clubs. Now the works and clubs of Port Talbot, Llanwern, Scunthorpe and Redcar  have digital counterparts in the Facebook pages … Continue reading

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