Tag Archives: consolidation

Too many schemes, too many pots, too little pension!

We need to sort out pensions and we pensions need to sort out the climate. These are the challenges we face and I’m pleased to see Government is on to them! Over the weekend , I tried to put the … Continue reading

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A Minister Drinking the Regulator’s Kool-Aid – No Consolation

An article by Con Keating The  preamble to a recent article in Professional Pensions by the Pensions Minister, Guy Opperman, read: ” In the fourth of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman sets out how … Continue reading

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Respect small pension pots, they simmer our dreams

I was lucky to be invited to listen to Chris Curry yesterday at a DWP convened meeting to think about the issues around small pots. Much of the information discussed was proprietary to the DWP so I can’t share the … Continue reading

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Pension Bee floats for £300m – MPs dither over dashboards

    Two things caught my eye yesterday evening. The first was a comment made in parliament by Nigel Mills MP on protecting people from themselves and denying them access to digital consolidation via a dashboard. Nanny state The Government … Continue reading

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Dashboards aren’t the “small-pot fix” some claim

  The ABI want us to consider pension dashboards as a means to consolidate small pots Imperative for any solution … is for government to prioritise delivery of commercial and non-commercial pensions dashboards to spur pension scheme members to consolidate … Continue reading

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Why is Pension Consolidation flavor of the month?

Yesterday (October 30th), the Government closed its consultation on improving member outcomes. It called for small workplace pensions to fold into bigger ones and by consolidating , deliver better outcomes for their members. Pension consolidation is so politically correct it’s … Continue reading

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“Consolidation” is so pension woke.

What is pension woke? The Norwegian’s have been deemed pension woke for banning the above from pension investments. I am constantly minded to write blogs like this (to prove I am not Sid the Sexist) Sadly I am a 58 … Continue reading

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Why this pensions bill matters

  A Pensions Schemes Bill has been included in the Queen’s Speech , which lays out the legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary session. This bill includes legislation to enable the pensions dashboard and collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to … Continue reading

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Consolidation – Darren Jefferson says it’s only just begun.

It’s all around us, auto motive manufacturers, lawyers, employee benefit consultants, you name it. The same reasons for the deal are usually given whether you believe them or not, ‘We complement each other really well’ ‘it will allow us to … Continue reading

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A lot not happening! PLSA update

  As the PLSA conference winds down and attendees return home, they will be left wondering what hasn’t happened. A lot of debate didn’t happen because those most wanting to debate were not at the Conference. Thankfullly we had expert … Continue reading

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