Tag Archives: David Cameron

All change – UK votes to leave


I write at 6 am, at exactly the point when “vote leave won”. There will be many blogs written trying to make sense of the vote, this will not be one of them. I voted remain and at mid-day yesterday, … 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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The Transparency Zeitgeist is upon us


I am a frugal man, the £3.50 I paid for this morning’s FT was grudgingly passed to my newsagent. But I wanted to capture the headline and read about Josephine’s reporting of a meeting with my friends Andy Agethangelou and … Continue reading

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Restoring Andy, David and Tom’s Confidence in Pensions


“Pensions are impossible to understand and are harming Britons’ efforts to save the right amount of cash for later life” Andy Haldane the Bank of England’s chief economist admitted last night. Since I have made it my job, as Founder of … Continue reading

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What Mr Corbyn taught us yesterday


Yesterday was the first parliamentary test of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. He created history by crowd-sourcing 6 questions from over 40,000 submitted him by people like you and me. Because these questions were from ordinary people, they were treated with respect. … Continue reading

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The FinTech boom ignites with the start-ups!


This chart says something pretty interesting. It tells us that London is the top place in Europe for Financial Technology, it tells us that in terms of performance and market reach, we’re doing great but that we lag in Funding … Continue reading

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What is FinTech and why does it matter to David Cameron?


Skinny Latte for Cameron On his trade trip to the Far East, “FinTech” was to David Cameron what “Prudence” had been to Gordon Brown. So what is FinTech and why does it matter so much to our Prime Minister that he was … Continue reading

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Time to move on?


This election was brutal. Gregg McClymont knew his fate but Steve Webb’s defeat was a shock to us all – sadly electors don’t wear pension goggles. Just as we were resigning ourselves to BAU,  David Cameron announced Ros Altmann’s appointment … Continue reading

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For Ros Altmann, the best is yet to come.


Ros Altmann is our new pension minister, this is unequivocally good news. For years people have been poking fun at Ros Altmann for her claims to be a Government Advisor. Between 2001 and 2005 she was an advisor to no … Continue reading

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Important days for pensions


David Cameron will be announcing his new cabinet members and more junior ministers this week. Those of us who work in pensions already know that Ian Duncan Smith will remain Minister of State at the DWP, but who will be … Continue reading

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