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More FAKE NEWS on pension deficits #FABI


The Government’s just published its green paper ‘Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes’. It’s already generated knee-jerk headlines claiming 11m employees could see their pensions cut. The green paper refers to “under-funded schemes” and “stressed employers”, but can’t … Continue reading

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5 Things I want from today’s DB Green Paper


The DWP is due to publish its Green Paper this morning. It’s an important initiative; -our defined benefit schemes are under threat but they have the potential to do much good not just to those in them, but to those who … Continue reading

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How mean is my valley? Why have we given up on pension prosperity?


  Britain is one of the great economic powerhouses of the world. We are a strong nation that should be most confident in ourselves and our capacity to manage our own future. In the past few days we have seen … Continue reading

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When will these taxation nightmares end?


The ludicrous complexity around the 2016/17 rules for the pension annual allowance, are only part of the story! Add to them , the extraordinary complexity surrounding the use of Pension Input Periods and you have manna from heaven for pension tax … Continue reading

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We won’t reinvigorate workplace savings like this


This paper has the watermark of a Department, Government and Minister that has run out of steam. Time to reinvigorate the DWP. Continue reading

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Coalition – come clean on your plan for our pension.


My criticism of the Green Paper is that while it is long on philosophising on the impact of longevity, the need for fairness and for personal responsibility, it’s short on idntifying the winners and losers in the process.

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Pension Playpen lunch- the new consensus


Next lunch is Monday December 6th- same place but we’ll be doing a Christmas special. Continue reading

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