Tag Archives: DWP

Why the door’s slammed shut on open pensions.

During the week, AgeWage was invited to compete in the  Nesta Open Up Challenge. Nesta is funded by the UK lottery – they are an agency of change sponsored by the likes of you and me; As any entrepreneurial start-up … Continue reading

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What WPS is ACTUALLY saying about pension transparency

The headlines are about “rip-off” pension charges, but the WPS Select Committee’s report is a wide-ranging  investigation into the transparency of the pensions industry and not a sensationalist attack on charges. It sets out its stall in the pre-amble. There should … Continue reading

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What is going on at MAPS?

I want MAPS to succeed. It needs an experienced person as its CEO who understands pensions. Here’s MAPS’ news as  Pension Age presents it. The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) chief executive officer, John Govett, has resigned eight months into … Continue reading

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Transparency bites the fund industry

From top to bottom of  financial intermediation cost disclosure is causing problems. UBS and Goldman Sachs have been fined eye-watering sums for failure to provide the right information for others to disclose to their clients. They are not alone. Those … Continue reading

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The Pensions Dashboard – remember that?

  It’s only been a few weeks since the Government announced its plans for a pensions dashboard but it might have been an age. In the fast moving world of Brexit, all is ephemeral and unless you’ve got a way … Continue reading

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Who are these pension delinquents?

Pension delinquents The weekend has seen a fair bit of interest in pension saving. This morning’s Wake up to Money featured Ros Altmann celebrating 10m new savers auto-enrolled into workplace pensions. Sunday’s lead story was Amber Rudd’s threat that she … Continue reading

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The curfew tolls the knell of small DC

I was a bit churlish in yesterday’s blog to the DWP who – on re-reading – have produced an excellent paper outlining the advantages of incorporating social purpose into the DC funds we default to. I urge you to read … Continue reading

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“Patient Capital incubators” wanted. Our workplace pensions fingered!

The DWP and its pension minister Guy Opperman have taken the opportunity of a speech at the TUC conference to launch an unexpected and wide-ranging consultation on DC investments- where the money of “a couple of hundred short of 10m … Continue reading

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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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