Tag Archives: Al Rush

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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Someone else’s job.


  I spoke with a nice fellow last week who had been selling his company’s wares to IFAs in South Wales. The talk at the meeting was all about what was going on with the steelworkers. The fellow came away with … Continue reading

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Port Talbot and Scunthorpe IFA CHIVE (Community, Help, Information, Volunteer exchange)- Al Rush


Many of my readers won’t know Al except from what I’ve said about him, he’s not one for the publicity spotlight, but when it comes to mobilising advisers , it’s another story. This is a rare blog from Al published … Continue reading

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Steelworkers are “front and centre of my mind”


    Over the course of the last 24 hours there have been a number of positive developments for BSPS members. The deadline for decisions taken in “time to choose” has been taken back to 22nd December for all members … Continue reading

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You have to be there to fully understand it.


Though it’s a truism – it’s true. You cannot understand the break down in the orderly provision of pensions that is occurring in Port Talbot, until you go there. I did not go to Port Talbot yesterday, there was a … Continue reading

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Stefan, Henry and Rich go to Parliament.


Stefan Zait, Rich Caddy and I  have been invited to go to Westminster and give oral evidence to the DWP Select Committee about the support given to BSPS members in their Time to Choose Al Rush will inform us with the IFA’s … Continue reading

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