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With a deft tweet , former Pensions Minister Steve Webb wakes us up to a startling economic revelation. Doesn’t seem long since we were reading doom-laden warnings about the National Insurance Fund ‘running out of money’ in a few years. … Continue reading
What are we to make of the disenfranchisement of Stagecoach from rail contracts? I am extremely concerned by this statement , reported in the Financial Times Stagecoach said its recent bids had been non-compliant “principally in respect of pensions risk”. … Continue reading
Contrary to indications that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) employer contributions for 2019-20 would be set at 19.1%, schools have now been told that the figure from September 2019 will be 23.6%. The Teachers Pension Scheme, along with all … Continue reading
Jon Spain is an eccentric brilliant actuary who has worked for many years worked at the Government Actuary’s department. I am proud he has asked me to provide a précis of his response to Charles Cowling’s Sessional Paper to the Institute … Continue reading
In its Retirement Outcome Review (interim report), the FCA were clear on evidence of a problem The blame lies not with thick consumers but with lack of competition If competition is not working effectively and consumers make uninformed retirement income decisions this could lead to … Continue reading
I am glad that I had a go at the actuarial experts arguing in the FT. It didn’t change the way people behaved yesterday – (although several hundred people appear to have spent time reading it) – but it solicited … Continue reading
A need for pension I am keen not to pour cold water on the pensions dashboard, but I am not having it promoted as the game-changer to savings behaviour. The pensions dashboard is what Martin Clarke, the Government Actuary, refers to … Continue reading
Andy Young – an outstanding actuary! One of the less sung OBE’s awarded in this year’s honours was to Andrew Young. Andrew is a friend of mine and a friend to this blog. I am not sure that is this … Continue reading
So the mysterious volte face by the Government over the Tata Steel pensions rescue package is a mystery no more. The FT, led by super-snooper Jo Cumbo have unearthed the GAD submission to the DWP consultation on solutions to the … Continue reading
Nearly eight years ago, the Government Actuary ‘s Department produced a paper that effectively killed CDC. It argued that CDC could not be relied upon to deliver benefits with the same certainty as our DB system and that there was no … Continue reading