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Most workplace pensions are great – but DWP’s right to search the weeds

  The DWP is reporting that most employers don’t shift workplace pensions. Tom Higgins and Alex Janiaud report in FT Advisor Employers mainly considered time and financial resource, the reputation and security of a scheme, value for members and advice … Continue reading

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Scheme consolidation? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Speaking with Aussie legend Nick Sherry, I asked him why he was merging the Transport Workers Super with a much larger scheme “The optimum size of a Super is around $20bn AUS”, said the former minister, TWU is at about … Continue reading

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Should employers be underwriting tomorrow’s pensions?

  I have been thinking about the bigger picture this week as AgeWage and Pension PlayPen prepare to host our event on value for money on Friday. The big idea behind AgeWage is that people want pensions and not pots. … Continue reading

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How can we improve member outcomes if we can’t measure them?

The DWP links its campaign to consolidate small DC pension schemes to the headline “improving member outcomes”. But what is a good member outcome and how is it measured? The only measure I know of, that captures the value savers … Continue reading

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What is consolidation doing to DC contribution rates? WTW’s surprising results!

FTSE 350 Defined Contribution Pension Survey 2020 https://t.co/iD5kcNLMfR via @WTW_uk — Henry Tapper (@henryhtapper) July 13, 2021 The collapse in confidence among small pension schemes gathers pace as Corporate Adviser reports. Two-thirds of employers who currently run their own trust-based … Continue reading

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Where are these 1200 schemes to be consolidated?

When it comes to poor practice  “sunlight is the best disinfectant”. But the sun never shines on the whereabouts of occupational DC schemes, which are supposed to run their own websites for the benefit of all, but whose whereabouts on … Continue reading

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“Further and faster”- the white heat of pension consolidation.

UK to go “further and faster” with workplace #pension consolidation push. https://t.co/5uM7o0mgHN via @financialtimes — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) June 22, 2021 Yesterday, I wrote about the immediate impact of the DWP’s regulations on consolidation of occupational DC plans, today I’m … Continue reading

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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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