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Let’s not make a pensions drama out of a political crisis.

There are a number of frustrated policy wonks working for our consultancies , life companies and workplace pensions , for whom Guy Opperman’s resignation came an hour too early. I include myself in that wonkery. But a sense of humor … Continue reading

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A consultation on who waggles the willy

Having moaned yesterday that I couldn’t find it – today I’m moaning that now I have, I shouldn’t have bothered! I don’t want to intrude into private grief but that’s what the DWP’s consultation following its publication of the DB … Continue reading

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A method for the madness. Is the DWP Select Committee – pension’s best hope?

The┬ádiverse agenda of the DWP Select Committee might be considered madness. I am not going to write that their is method in this madness as it’s clear to me that we cannot properly consider freedoms, without looking at CDC for … Continue reading

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Con Keating address objections and misconceptions around CDC

Collective Defined Contribution schemes are back in the news, with a Parliamentary inquiry under way. This has provoked an outpouring of commentary. Unfortunately, much of this appears to be misinformed. It is well-known that I am an avid and vocal … Continue reading

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Pensions -a benefit – or a threat?

This is a record of a conversation had between me and my colleagues Hilary Salt, Rob Hammond and Derek Benstead, there were other parties to the conversation , I won’t name them, but they were interested and interesting. Essay question … Continue reading

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The weight of a nation v the next Philip Green

The DWP Select Committee, currently the only centre of pension’s expertise in the House of Commons, has called for written evidence on┬áDefined benefit (DB) pensions regulation by the Pensions Regulator (TPR), including: the adequacy of regulatory powers, including anti-avoidance provisions … Continue reading

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Shutting the stable door?

  We probably know more about the solvency of our defined benefit pension schemes than we have ever done. They are subject to rigorous examination by Experian who stress test them for failure to calculate their levy to the Pension … Continue reading

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“Confusion rife!” and not just over the new state pension.

The DWP Select Committee has published its report “Understanding the New State Pension” this morning. The accompanying Press release calls for clear statements of entitlement while stopping short of calling for changes to those entitlements. The Work and Pensions Committee’s … Continue reading

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