Tag Archives: Consultation

What is our goal for these simpler pension statements?

Yesterday’s blog “The Simpler pension statement, more of the same I’m afraid“, anticipated the Government’s response its 2019 consultation on a simpler pension statement (and our comments on it). The Pensions Minister is pretty bullish on these statements (though his … Continue reading

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Association of Pension Lawyers dubious about tPR’s DB funding code

      Editor’s note Apologies to the APL and to readers for the poor reproduction of Rosalind Connor’s letter. This is due to the shortcomings of my PDF reading rather than a failure of the APL to correctly format … Continue reading

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Why value for money must be assessed on saver’s data

The numbers in the boxes above  show how much value a group of savers have done with £523m invested in their pots. On the face of it, they have got a better return on average (4.75%) than if they’d been … Continue reading

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Philip Bennett’s DB funding code response

Given that the future is unknowable (and particularly over very long time horizons), it is  poor regulation to encourage all DB Schemes to adopt similar investment strategies (herding). Continue reading

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Sam Marsh’s response to TPR’s DB Funding Code

Sam Marsh is a lecturer and branch president of the Sheffield UCU. He has responded on his own behalf to TPR’s consultation. Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s response to TPR’s DB funding code consultation.

I have asked for responses to the Pension Regulator’s consultation questions and Ros Altmann has obliged. As a member of the House of Lords and former Pension Minister, I hope Ros’ replies will be of particular interest Continue reading

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The DB white paper consultation- is it a scam, a closed shop or just a cock-up?

      As one of the DWP’s “stakeholders”, I got this message in my inbox yesterday. “I wanted to make you aware that the DWP has published a consultation for A Stronger Regulator today covering elements of its White … Continue reading

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A tale of two failures. (BHS and Tata Steel)

BHS and Tata Steel; they have a lot in common BHS is a  failed retailer, a tired brand with 11,000 employees and a medium sized pension scheme with a hole in it. Tata Steel is a failed steelmaker, an iconic business … Continue reading

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When will these taxation nightmares end?

The ludicrous complexity around the 2016/17 rules for the pension annual allowance, are only part of the story! Add to them , the extraordinary complexity surrounding the use of Pension Input Periods and you have manna from heaven for pension tax … Continue reading

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“Retirement reforms and the Guidance Guarantee” – The Pension PlayPen’s response

This is the Pension PlayPen submission to the FCA’s consultation CP14/11 Pension PlayPen is a website dedicated to helping small employers and their advisers find good quality workplace pension plans.   It was founded in 2013 by Henry Tapper with … Continue reading

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