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The give and take of workplace pensions (it can’t all be “done for us!”)

“Done for you” has become an over-worked phrase in a very short time. I started using it to refer to the CDC decumulation solution discussed by Simon Eagle and others where CDC becomes another investment pathway – with the pension … Continue reading

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Extending auto-enrolment? Now is not the time.

In a robust reply to the recommendations of the Work and Pensions Committee, the DWP has resoundingly said “no” to calls to implement “in the short-term” , the reforms it said it would implement in the middle of this decade. … Continue reading

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Employer pension theft on the rise.

NEW: Employers confronted over missing #pension contributions https://t.co/N77bt8hQFT — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) January 20, 2023 I wish the FT would make this article free to view, it has become a preoccupation of its author and other than Ros Altmann, whose … Continue reading

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Guy Opperman – hard hats will be needed!

Honoured to be asked to take on this very important job. https://t.co/a89GlNqlPc — Guy Opperman (@GuyOpperman) November 7, 2022 As minister of State for employment, Guy Opperman has some immediate challenges. He inherits some of the highest employment figures we … Continue reading

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Happy 10th birthday , auto-enrolment

Yesterday was deemed to be the 10th anniversary of the start of auto-enrolment. When he announced the staging timetable in 2012, Steve Webb said Automatic enrolment will begin on time this October, taking up to 10 million people into pension … Continue reading

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BREAKING; 35% of employers see pension pausing increase

The CIPP’s quick poll on employee’s “pausing” contributions to workplace pensions,  closed yesterday. For the first time , there is evidence of large scale pausing by employees who can’t afford their pensions. The CIPP report 410 employers participating, describing engagement … Continue reading

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Quick Poll: Are you seeing an increase in employees pausing contributions to workplace pensions?

My friends at CIPP are running a poll for their members because of lack of information about what staff are really doing on “opt-outs” and “pension pausing”. Interesting “quick poll” from @CIPP_UK https://t.co/bU7pg6t7kt Keen to see results @JosephineCumbo — Henry … Continue reading

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Opperman links launch of 2017 AE reforms to wash-up of small pots

Guy Opperman clearly enjoys twitter, he has mastered the production of a twitter thread (a series of micro-blogs that can develop an argument without fear of interruption). Here is the latest, which while being overly triumphal, contains some strong messages … Continue reading

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The OECD’s 10 Commandments for DC pensions

The OECD has produced a well thought out Recommendation for the design of defined contribution pension plans. Published on 23rd February, it has received little comment (presumably as it has not been subject to a press release). However, it is … Continue reading

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Influencing people to be proud of their pension

I was struck by a tweet from Martin Lewis yesterday Rather happy to see my video about pension auto-enrolment on TikTok has had 70,000 views in the hour since I posted it. It’s very rewarding to see that audience watching … Continue reading

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