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The year pensions became real again

  Pensions – real money Pension money is real money. It belongs to real people and is used to pay real bills, putting fuel into cars, buying flowers in supermarkets and paying for tickets to watch shows and sports matches. … Continue reading

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Hope yet for AonHewitt

I oughtn’t to like Aon. Weirdly I do;- but in the kind of way that google likes the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Aon is an American owned consultancy that feeds the insatiable maw of Man United, it is becoming a fiduciary manager … Continue reading

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What employers want to help them choose their pension.

The Pension Regulator has commissioned some research on what small employers want from pensions. I can share with you some of the key findings “48% of small and 79% of micro employers currently have no pension scheme so will have … Continue reading

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The value of the triple-lock,

No doubt there will be many commentators who will sneer at this promise of Cameron’s. I will not be one of them. Continue reading

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This is no country for old women

I haven’t been a great fan of academic pensions research or researchers for that matter. The research is typically a big whinge about people not getting a fair deal, the researchers comfortably cocooned in university sponsored sinecures or pensions. So I … Continue reading

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Pension Corporation points the way to “ambitious pensions”

A timely report arrived yesterday from the Pension Corporation estimating that the cost of replacing a standard DB benefit structure using DC had risen to 55% of salary. PIC’s business model is based on managing out DB plans on a … Continue reading

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Happiness and harm

Time will tell whether the Coalition Government has created a credible and sustainable system which allows us to measure and understand “government finances and the structure of the State”.

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What has happened to our pensions?

Never before in the field of UK pensions has so much been done so quickly for so many. Continue reading

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