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Fundamental concern with pension regulation.

Con Keating on the political economy of UK pension scheme regulation John Woods’ paper “The political economy of UK pension scheme regulation” should be read closely, and repeatedly in both the FCA and the DWP, and used to inform their … Continue reading

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Pensions and the Media

We like to think that the media works well with the pension industry, but it’s a relationship based on our money, not on mutual respect. In this article I look at how the media really view pensions, concluding we have … Continue reading

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How mean is my valley? Why have we given up on pension prosperity?

  Britain is one of the great economic powerhouses of the world. We are a strong nation that should be most confident in ourselves and our capacity to manage our own future. In the past few days we have seen … Continue reading

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Protecting the member’s promise (Tim Sharp of TUC speaks up)

Tim sits with us on the Transparency Task Force; he’s a force for good as the TUC’s person in the pension hot seat. These are strong words from a quiet man; the member needs an advocate and Tim and the … Continue reading

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Pensions Regulator on Pensions Bill (like)

  This blog’s from Andrew Warwick-Thompson who is Policy Director at the Pensions Regulator. As he’s had a lot of say in how the Pensions Schemes Bill was created, I’d expect him to like it. All the same – it’s … Continue reading

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Wankerati and proud of it. My day at the Battle of Ideas.

I’m taking time out from slipping up and down the Thames on Lady Lucy to attend the Battle of Ideas . By the end of this weekend, I’ll have been to 10 debates on everything from “Are dating apps the end … Continue reading

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Balancing the long and short term consequences of pensions.

Lesley Titcomb is the Pensions Regulator; in this blog – first published here – she explains the balance she has to maintain between the various interest groups that want to have a say. If you read my blog yesterday, you’ll … Continue reading

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DB Deficits- the real story; the Pension Regulator blogs.

TPR have gone social and set up its own blog; this is blog #1 from Policy Head Andrew Warwick-Thompson. Well done to the tPR and well done to Andrew for this nugget of optimism about Britain’s DB plans. Looking at … Continue reading

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The time for cost transparency is now – guest blog from Stewart Bevan

  The topic of transparency of costs and charges refuses to go away. Significant costs are still not being disclosed fully to asset owners who often have no idea of their potential impact.   I recently heard a discussion about … Continue reading

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How to spend your pension -a further blog from Con Keating

    If you haven’t read Con’s three previous blogs on this subject (which IMO form the most lucid contribution to the decumulation debate so far) – search Con Keating in the search box at the top of this page. … Continue reading

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