Tag Archives: Frank Field

Higher costs – lower pay-outs? Fact or fiction.


This is the first of seven blogs I will write, that will by September 3rd, form my submission to the Work and Pension Select Committee’s inquiry into pension transparency. Today’s exam question is; Do higher-cost providers deliver higher performance, or simply … Continue reading

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Con Keating on the Rules of Evidence and The Defined Benefit White Paper.


This post is from Con Keating and first appeared in Portfolio Institutional Alongside its new DB white paper (Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes) the Department of Work and Pensions published a summary of the responses to the earlier DB Green … Continue reading

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Frank Field helps us spend our pensions


  Here is the main recommendation of Frank Field and  the Workplace Pension Select Committee’sfinal report of its inquiry into Pension freedom and choice published today. We recommend every pension provider offering drawdown is required, by April 2019, to offer a default … Continue reading

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Westminster rocks as Minister pledges support for CDC.


            There was a good news story playing out in Committee Room 6 of  the Westminster Palace yesterday morning. A good news story, that is, if you fancy a pension from your workplace pension scheme. … Continue reading

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My call for an end to contingent fees on DB pension transfers


  Calls to keep contingent pricing fall on my deaf ears. I champion the pension rights of those with low incomes and I champion the rights of those likely to get lower pensions (women). I don’t champion the right of … Continue reading

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A good day for pensions, a good day for the DC upgrade.


We will know we have a solution when we don’t need guns. Overnight I heard the President of the United States deliver his solution to the gun crisis in American schools. To prevent more mass shootings, Donald Trump suggested that American teachers … Continue reading

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Frank Field and the “two worlds” of pensions.


    On Thursday 13th December the Workplace and Pensions Select Committee took evidence from a variety of people with an interest in the choices members have to take as part of Time to Choose, but in the context of  the … Continue reading

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A method for the madness. Is the DWP Select Committee – pension’s best hope?


The diverse agenda of the DWP Select Committee might be considered madness. I am not going to write that their is method in this madness as it’s clear to me that we cannot properly consider freedoms, without looking at CDC for … Continue reading

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A time of trust – not guarantees.


About the time that I was ranting to TISA about the complacency with which we are dismantling the retirement promises made to those who were promised a DB pension based on the years they worked with the company;- this happened! … Continue reading

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Frank Field letter to the FT on pension freedoms


Folly of granting total pension freedom is now becoming all too clear This is Frank Field’s letter to the FT , published October 28th. In the context of the Work and Pension Select Committee’s  current examination of pension freedoms, it needs … Continue reading

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