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Is the public too “common” for Value For Money

  I got this mail this morning from a friend who thinks very deeply about private pensions and how we can organize them to help ourselves to better retirement (while ensuring they are invested for common good). We’ve been talking … Continue reading

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How will history remember the Pension Schemes Act 2021?

  The Pension Schemes Bill received Royal Assent last week and is now enacted. Though assent is a formality, it draws the line in the sand. “What is changing”  is now “what has changed” and the work of Guy Opperman … Continue reading

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Keeping the dashboard simple – is the DWP’s biggest challenge

    Steve Webb has urged the DWP to give pension funds a stronger steer on dashboard data. I suspect that he is worrying too much about the detail and missing the bigger picture, we really need to get on … Continue reading

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We can’t cancel Christmas when it’s in our hearts!

Saturday 19th December – the low point of the pandemic so far. Trouble had been brewing all week. You sensed that politicians (especially Boris Johnson) were in denial, but the case numbers spoke a different truth, something ugly was happening … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ; have recent Government interventions helped?

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A breakthrough in measuring the quality of DC scheme data.

  One of the critical issues facing Government in establishing a pensions dashboard is “data readiness”. Currently it is in a relatively weak position to argue that schemes are or aren’t dashboard ready, since it has no way either to … Continue reading

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The risks of social isolation (Matthew Edwards)

  COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.                                            Covid-arg.com Summary Responses to the pandemic continue to involve … Continue reading

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Wine, lizards and the hazards of the mute button – Covid-19 actuaries Friday report

The Friday Report – Issue 21 By Nicola Oliver, Matthew Fletcher and John Roberts COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID‑19 Actuaries Response … Continue reading

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#COVID-19 Actuaries on Deaths, Excess deaths and the Government’s use of statistics

  For months the COVID-19 actuaries bit their lips, knowing that COVID-19 deaths were being under reported. It was in the pubic interest for them not to challenge Government. Now there appears to be a much smaller amount of over-reporting … Continue reading

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“Financial resilience” – austerity’s twin brother

In the aftermath of the collapse of Northern Rock in 2008, many savings institutions were hit with a run on deposits from savers keen to put their cash under the mattress. Mark Scantlebury and Vincent Franklin, who were then setting … Continue reading

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