Tag Archives: Consultation

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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Does anybody care what you think?

  I bet you’ve sat in an exam hall , or been asked to complete a questionnaire or stared at the comments box below an article you’ve read and gone “nah-better not”. The rubric is that “your views matter”, but … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen response to the DWP Command Paper on Workplace Pensions

    Pension PlayPen Ltd trades as www.pensionplaypen.com and is the leading portal through which employers access information to stage auto-enrolment. The site allows employers to assess their workforce, determine a contribution structure, apply to workplace pension providers for terms … Continue reading

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Time to be clear on what’s a good workplace pension.

We are losing sight of what the charges consultation is about. It is about improving pension outcomes. Continue reading

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Should we give the ABI one last chance on charges?

We need change and though this document sees the ABI moving in the right direction- this document stops short of showing the insurers are yet to “get it”.
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