Tag Archives: DWP

Managing pension expectations – are we doing enough?


This is one of those blogs where my focus is on big Government – or policy – rather than the little things that go into making political strategy happen. For a long time, as long as I’ve been working, there … Continue reading

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“Deliver me a world without work”!


In almost every conversation I have had about the purpose of a pension dashboard, up comes the word “engagement”. Engagement has become the horse to the savings cart, “you can’t expect people to save more unless you’ve engaged them with … Continue reading

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Finding our pensions


  In a vigorous debate at DWP HQ, two quite different approaches to finding pensions emerged. This blog helps people to understand what the debate is about and why it matters to everyone. It matters because there is some £20bn. … Continue reading

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Assistance, guidance and equipment for the future – that’s what we all need!


I am off to Westminster this morning to meet the new boss of the Single Finance Guidance Body. We’re not going to be talking dashboards – he’s in dashboard purdah till the consultation’s over. My agenda is AGE – Assist-Guide-Equip. … Continue reading

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Pension Dashboards – time to respond!


At a recent PPI seminar, Laurie Edmans reminded us that he had been responsible for helping Government nearly deliver combined pension forecasts in 2004 – nearly 15 years ago. I wrote to Laurie thanking him for chairing an excellent event … Continue reading

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Could “Dashboard-Day” be here at last?


Today’s a big day out for the dashboard-istas! Over the weekend , Theresa May linked herself to the pensions dashboard using the Daily Mail to pin her colours to the mast. It is clear that the Pensions Dashboard is going … Continue reading

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Been on the edge all week!


What don’t I think (about Brexit)? It’s been a strange week or two; for some reason I’ve found myself in Westminster a lot, lobbying on behalf of scam victims, discussing the “net-pay anomaly”, listening to the Pensions Minister on open … Continue reading

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“Pentech” needs to lead or the dashboard won’t work


  The dichotomy between old and new skool pensions has rarely been so well displayed as at Wednesday’s Pension Dashboard Summit Enterprise v Start -up Consumer led v business case Big Government v entrepreneurs ABI v open banking Saving v Spending Prospective v … Continue reading

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#pensionsdashboardsummit – it could be feisty!


  I’ll be off on a Boris Bike to Marble Arch in a moment to the Pension Dashboard Summit at the Arum Hotel. From the opening session , which pitches Chris Sier together with L&G supremo Chris Clarke, this looks … Continue reading

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The “pensions industry” must speak for pensions – not the people who profit from them.


There is an assumption that for innovation to happen in the pensions industry, it needs to have the sanction of the “pensions industry”. Take this comment from Sam. CDC will be a disaster unless you can convince the pensions industry … Continue reading

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