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When will I get my state pension?

  In the DWP’s post Autumn Statement , statement there is an interesting paragraph about the review of the state pension age, the upshot of which is that we will have to wait a few more months for Lucy Neville … Continue reading

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How the budget impacts state pensions and benefits (a public service announcement).

I was up a mountain most of yesterday so missed the opportunity to provide knee-jerk reaction to the budget. It seems to have been the budget we expected and one that most working people feared. It was actually a better … Continue reading

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“Are unregulated consultants to blame for the LDI crisis?”

Good morning and welcome from sunny Paphos, set in the eastern mediterranean, a hop and a skip from Lebanon, Israel and Palestine. If you begrudge me a week of leisure then I’ll tell you I’ve paid for it through the … Continue reading

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Most workplace pensions are great – but DWP’s right to search the weeds

  The DWP is reporting that most employers don’t shift workplace pensions. Tom Higgins and Alex Janiaud report in FT Advisor Employers mainly considered time and financial resource, the reputation and security of a scheme, value for members and advice … Continue reading

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Opperman and Stride give pensions a dream result.

Social media never sleeps 20.06: Guy Opperman appointed MoS at DWP This announcement had yet to appear on the Government’s Ministerial website , the headline is from Order Order – the unofficial news channel for the Westminster Village, Breaking news came from … Continue reading

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Mel Stride takes over at DWP – pensions should celebrate.

Restoring the public’s confidence in pensions took a big step forward yesterday.  Mel Stride was appointed to be Secretary of State (SOS) for the DWP. It means that for the first time since David Gauke held the post, we have … Continue reading

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Keating and Clacher’s last post; the DWP Funding Regs. consultation ends today

  The DWP’s Funding Regulations consultation closes today (17/10/22). This is the 9th and closing article from Keating and Clacher dealing with the consultation.   This is the ninth and last in our series of blogs addressing the questions posed … Continue reading

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Keating and Clacher take aim at DWP’s impact assessment

Tomorrow is the final day for responses to the DWP’s Draft Funding Regulations. This is the 8th blog from Con Keating and Iain Clacher on the inadequacy of these Regulations. In recent days we have seen a number of consultancies … Continue reading

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Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth – Keating and Clacher

  This is an explanatory note relating to questions posed to us arising from our series of blogs on the proposed Funding Regulations. Our fourth blog led to correspondence questioning our interpretation of the fundamental flaw in these proposals, which … Continue reading

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Is there space for “financial inclusion” in the rush for growth?

Although Alex Burghart has been answering parliamentary question on pensions, he is not yet the pensions minister and there seems to be some hesitancy at the DWP about who is taking what responsibilities. Your source’s tip is consistent with Alex … Continue reading

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