Tag Archives: DWP

Beware the cuckoos in the NEST


The NEST insight conference was held yesterday in the old assembly hall of the City of London School. Nowadays, the hall is an auditorium for JP Morgan who hosted and delivered a keynote on the changing needs of today’s pensioners (Apparantly … 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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Nuts and bolts of CDC


My twitter account is currently heavy with reproach from  John Ralfe and his followers who are demanding I deliver documents, statements and reveal confidential information about collective pension schemes; (I am also under fire for quoting Hamlet). To some this would be harassment, … Continue reading

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Time for workplace pensions to raise their game! Invest responsibly or lose our trust!


Here are some sad truths about the way that auto-enrolment workplace pension providers manage your money. Recent research by Ignite UK suggests that we expect fund managers to manage responsibly. If this is the case, people are not having their … Continue reading

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Are DB pensions benefiting from CETV de-risking?


  It’s a fair question for a blogger to ask. I don’t have the answer and suspect that you’d get a different reply depending on who you asked. Here are the facts According to Hymans Robertson , The total value … Continue reading

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Smoke, mirrors and bogus objections; an acerbic blog from Con Keating


For their own reasons, usually venal, objectors to the implementation of collective defined contribution have managed to surround the concept with a fog of obfuscation and confusion. This has only been possible because of one of the great strengths of … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities – ABI and #TUCpensions


  It was a straight choice. Pay £500 + VAT and hear the Treasury talk about financial services in Bishopsgate or Pay £0 + VAT and hear the DWP talk about pensions. It wasn’t a hard one. Guy Opperman , … Continue reading

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How do I rate my various pensions?


Following the publication of yesterday’s Guidance from the DWP on “DC pension” disclosures, this article asks “have we any framework for answering the question in the title?”. The conclusion is “not yet”, thought the disclosure guidance takes us another step … Continue reading

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The DWP sticks to its guns on disclosure


Disclosure of costs, charges and investments in DC occupational pensions Government Response The DWP have fulfilled on their promise to provide a disclosure framework for occupational  DC pension schemes. From April 2019, anyone in a DC workplace pension will be … Continue reading

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I still want to be paid when I retire!


  Have you been watching the DWP’s recent television articles – the ones that ask you to get to know your workplace pension? I want to know what bit of my workplace pension is the “pension”! The dictionary describes a … Continue reading

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