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Pensions before politics!


  It must be odd to hear your job is up for grabs in six weeks time. Even with a 10,000 majority, Richard Harrington MP – our Pensions Minister –  must have been a little flustered by the announcement from … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the future of the Pensions Regulator.


  Yesterday , Professional Pensions advertised my blog “two into one can go” under the more contentious headline “why tPR has had its day“. I’ve given Jack Jones editorial licence and the headline’s fine with me. It was a bad … Continue reading

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Andrew Young – 65 not out – a pensions legend!


  Andrew Young is the Pension Regulator’s Strategy Director, he is the go to guy in UK pensions if you want to understand the implications of Government Policy. He has been a mentor to me since I first met him … Continue reading

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How HMRC passes the buck on Pension Liberation Fraud


The only people who seem to be being dumped on are occupational pension trustees. Continue reading

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Those Dutch Pensions – a Civil Servant writes


I get some feedback on my blogs from people I know who don’t want to or aren’t allowed to go public. Here’s an example from a formidable figure and a personal friend (who I know/hope has the skin or a rhino … Continue reading

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Footie chants – malicious or otherwise


let’s give ourselves a round of applause and not inflame any more bonfires. Continue reading

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Bill – get some DC resource into the Regulator now!


Bill, t tPR need a gong-worthy head of DC asap. Continue reading

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Extending a hand to the Regulator


Saturday morning allows me time to expand on some hurried thoughts in my post The Regulator, wisdom and the crowd. Continue reading

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The Regulator, wisdom and the crowd


The Pension Regulator, it needs be said , did not have a good Professional Pension Show. Things started well enough with a keynote speech that laid out its 2012 agenda Get DB solvent Get DC sorted Get Auto-Enrolment in Simples… And that … Continue reading

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Con climbs up Pigsah


And he went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.”. Deuteronomy 34:1

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