Tag Archives: British Steel

The breach of trust the FCA has yet to address

The MP’s Nick Smith and Stephen Kinnock held a press conference yesterday to remind the FCA  that 3 years after the hard closure of “Time To Choose” , steelworkers are still waiting for something to happen by way of compensation … Continue reading

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Why Steelworkers should question this pension buy-out.

  News that Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has rescued those former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme who are currently in the PPF assessment period has been widely promoted by PIC’s financial PRs and got some  favourable coverage in … Continue reading

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The FCA bans contingent charging on transfers – 7,700 steelmen to be written to

Here is the decision taken by the FCA on how advice is charged for on DB transfers. It is precisely the position that I had hoped for and will ensure that DB schemes will continue to provide pensions to many … Continue reading

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Put gallows humour apart – the Jingye deal looks good news for the north-east.

Jingye deal for British Steel expected to secure thousands of jobs https://t.co/lqGTFIob31 — Stefan #Labour:ForTheManyNotTheFew #GTTO (@SZaitschenko) November 11, 2019 There ought to be some gallows humour up at Scunny this morning. After all, the issues British Steel has had, … Continue reading

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Will “sausage and chips” replace the Lamborghini?

As the initial euphoria of ‘never having to buy an annuity again’ wears off, the prospect of freedoms becomes less appealing Whether ‘sausage and chips’ or ‘chicken in the basket’, the ‘factory gating’ that has gone on in South Wales … Continue reading

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Why should frustration blight the pension promise?

I have been following a series of tweets from Jo Cumbo; they concern an interview with a man who has recently “encashed” his pension with the cash being invested in a drawdown product. He is 57, has worked for British … Continue reading

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Tata puts pensions first

  Though the details of Tata’s offer to the members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) are only sketchy , it is clear that they are focussed on members getting “PPF+” on existing benefits and a defined benefit pension … Continue reading

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FAB index continues to climb (and has some good news for Tata Steel!) #FABI

First Actuarial’s Best estimate (FAB) Index improved again in March showing a surplus of £294bn across the 6,000 UK defined benefit schemes. This continues to buck the trend with the PPF 7800 index falling for the third month in a … Continue reading

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Was DC the only choice for the Tata Steelworkers?

      Speaking on the radio yesterday, John Ralfe called the decision of Tata Staff to accept the loss of future accrual into a final salary scheme in exchange for a 10% contribution into a DC pension fund as … Continue reading

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Good and bad news for Tata’s pension scheme

BSPS members down but not out The deal facing members of the British Steel Pension Schemes(BSPS)  isn’t great , but it’s a whole lot better than that predicted. What’s clear is that there won’t be much future accrual of defined … Continue reading

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