Tag Archives: Guy Opperman

The fight for proper dashboards is just beginning.


  The collective intake of breath that greeted the eventual publication of the Government’s feasibility study and consultation paper was palpable. Now – a week on – perhaps we can stop congratulating each other and get on with delivering a … Continue reading

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Pension Dashboards – time to respond!


At a recent PPI seminar, Laurie Edmans reminded us that he had been responsible for helping Government nearly deliver combined pension forecasts in 2004 – nearly 15 years ago. I wrote to Laurie thanking him for chairing an excellent event … Continue reading

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Open pensions – not closed meetings!


  In advance of an expected announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday, Frank Field has published a letter to Guy Opperman and his Work and Pensions Select Committee and  has published the findings  of a round table with the “pension … Continue reading

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Pension Dashboard – consultation pending.


https://videoplayback.parliamentlive.tv/Player/Index/0c025370-4338-41f6-a843-9575474ac073?in=2018-11-19T14%3A51%3A39%2B00%3A00&out=2018-11-19T14%3A53%3A03%2B00%3A00&audioOnly=False&autoStart=False&statsEnabled=True Here’s Guy Opperman on the Pensions Dashboard. He’s answering questions on behalf of this new boss – Amber Rudd. Key message – “A feasibility study and a consultation are pending.” My understanding of the Government’s position is this. It … Continue reading

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Why pensions must bank on change! We need Open Pensions not a data monopoly.


Bounding on stage like he’d just won the 3.15 at Hexham, Guy Opperman exclaimed The occasion – a Prospect discussion called “Banking on Change; the discussion “what open banking could mean for you”. On an evening where BREXIT was whistling … Continue reading

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Dashboard-smashboard ; we’re done with you!


The Pension Play Pen met this lunchtime and we’ve decided to ban the word dashboard from our lexicon of pension bull. “Dashboard” is old hat lingo – implying a steering wheel and all kinds of stuff that people aren’t ready … Continue reading

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“No dash in dashboard!” (Paul Lewis)


I’m not sure about the provenance of his info (the link is broken) but Paul doesn’t tweet without good reason. This is important. Minister confirms what I wrote recently, the state pension – which is the biggest part of the … Continue reading

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The “pensions industry” must speak for pensions – not the people who profit from them.


There is an assumption that for innovation to happen in the pensions industry, it needs to have the sanction of the “pensions industry”. Take this comment from Sam. CDC will be a disaster unless you can convince the pensions industry … Continue reading

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The silent majority aren’t drawing down anything!


The proportion of full cash withdrawals and annuity plans sold with advice in the second half of 2017/18 fell to its lowest rate since the second half of 2015/16. This means that an increasing proportion of pots accessed through an … Continue reading

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CDC has cross-party support, it also needs cross-departmental support.


I was at a CDC Forum yesterday with people from the DWP and various pension experts, I can’t say who or what they said but suffice it to say that this was “large employer stuff”. Necessarily this is where the … Continue reading

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