Tag Archives: CIPP

Work and pensions are boring – getting paid is never boring


This article first appeared in Reward Strategy. It’s a thank you to the people in payroll who have made a boring pension person a little more chirpy!   Readers who went to the CIPP conference and award dinner, will know … Continue reading

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@CIPP_UK – “grafters not shafters!” – thx.


I woke up this morning to lots of messages telling me I’d won an award! Not just any award but a lifetime achievement award from an organisation I have a lot of respect for – the CIPP, who had their … Continue reading

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Paying pensioners won’t get any easier


In  pensions “freedom” is the buzzword.  People can have what they want- how they want it and we all know what that means! It means that down the line there is potential for administrative chaos. Payroll depends on uniform rules, the … Continue reading

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The past, present and future of Pensions #autoenrolment


On Wednesday , at 5pm , I’ll be explaining these slides at Accountex 2017 – a talk generously sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. It’s going to be a fun, provocative and I hope instructive talk and I’m … Continue reading

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PENSIONS TRANSPARENCY REACHES PARLIAMENT


Lux in tenebris   The roof leaks, the walls are crumbling but the House of Commons is still the seat of British Government. Andy Agethangelou has used the momentum he and his team have built up to set up a Transparency … Continue reading

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Payroll leads- Pensions follow.


I have been writing for a few years about the value shift from actuarial to operational, in pension consultancy. I also predicted that it would be payroll that would do the heavy lifting on auto-enrolment. I was right on both … Continue reading

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Tax relief may be safe but our pensions aren’t


I wrote yesterday about the shock announcement from the Treasury that it wasn’t going to do anything about pension tax relief. Normally the Treasury does nothing about tax relief without telling us, which was great for financial advisers who saw a … Continue reading

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“Not for profit” – a phrase fast losing any meaning!


Not for profit organisations – what good do they do? All year I have been speaking with institutes and associations from the ABI and IA through the PLSA and PMI to ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA . As soon as you start, you don’t … Continue reading

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“Two nation pensions” – why I can’t make the NAPF this week


  There are a number of reasons why I can’t make the NAPF Conference this week I have to talk to accountants , payroll managers and finance directors in London, Birmingham and Slough The conference now costs too much for … Continue reading

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#APPC15 Why Payroll needs to manage Pensions.


This is an edited version of the keynote speech I delivered to the CIPP conference this morning (October 7th 2015). I blog as the Pension Plowman,  and my blog is called the vision of the Pension Plowman. You might think … Continue reading

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