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Defining the benefit of CDC – Con Keating on “CDB”.

The pension experts have great fun rubbishing Frank Field’s inquiry into CDC. Here’s why Frank says he’s doing it. “What the select committee is aiming for is to retain some of the best features of company schemes in a different age when employers … Continue reading

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Do employers have a duty of care when choosing pensions?

The shadow pension secretary Alex Cunningham has tabled an amendment to the Pension Schemes Bill which could clarify whether an employer has a duty of care in choosing a workplace pension for its staff. There are currently over 80 class … Continue reading

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Want to know about investment risk? Quietroom’s “difficult second video”!

The good people at Quietroom have come up with another classic. I have to admit to having a bit part – I was the idiot who they asked to edit their script – as if! I think it is a … Continue reading

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Re-engaging employers with their staff pensions

Once it was so simple. Good employers offered good pensions and lousy employers didn’t. The good employers congregated at NAPF conferences and congratulated themselves and an industry fed on the easy money growing within these plans. But then came lower … Continue reading

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Ten things everyone should know about workplace pensions

              Pensions are difficult; how can buyers choose one from another? Look from the list of categories at the attributes that IFAs consider important when deciding on a pension? Confused? …… I was! The traditional … Continue reading

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There’s as much risk of pension mis-buying as pension mis-selling #cpconf

The Payroll World Client Payroll Conference was a cracker. It set the agenda for payroll bureaux engaging with auto-enrolment and progressed my thinking (and I suspect that of most of my fellow delegates). I don’t praise a conference lightly, especially … Continue reading

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What should employers do about pensions?

Employers pay pensions – don’t they? It’s baked into the DNA of Government social policy that a part of the welfare system is managed by employers prepared to fund an employee benefit that provides a certain income in retirement. So … Continue reading

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Why I’m encouraging civil disobedience!

I’ve been spending  a little time catching up on the Pension Regulator’s website- well it is Christmas after all. I’ve come across this.   It’s a guide to employers on how they should talk to their staff about pensions. It is … Continue reading

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Time is the new currency of information

Sometime this week, Paul Lewis announced he had more “followers” than the Independent newspaper had “readers”. I thought that telling. I read the Indy, but mainly from @simonread ‘s tweets and I probably read more BBC stuff through @paulewismoney than … Continue reading

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