Tag Archives: Guy Opperman

A pensions minister with surprising longevity

  Today, Friday 10th June, marks Guy Opperman as joint longest tenant of the post of Pensions Minister. Tomorrow he will succeed Steve Webb as the longest serving pensions minister. When Guy Opperman became Minister for Pensions and Financial inclusion … Continue reading

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Pension Credit take-up and automation – can the private sector help?

    Summary; five recommendations to improve take-up, five to increase automation   Participation; Targeted interventions Target the children of elderly parents (40-year-old upwards) for PC and over 80s Red-flag PC to the over 60s on dashboards whose projected benefits … Continue reading

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Take coffee with the Pensions Minister at the Pension PlayPen

  On Tuesday, May 10th, Tom McPhail and I will be putting questions to the Pensions Minister at a one hour on-line coffee morning. Here are some of our questions. Pension PlayPen is leading a campaign to increase participation in Pension … Continue reading

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Pension transfer times are getting longer , how can this (pension) be?

I am a fan of Pension Bee. I visited their new offices in Southwark yesterday, I was shown into the post room, apparently they get a special delivery every day, so much mail needs to be scanned from the pension … Continue reading

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Opperman links launch of 2017 AE reforms to wash-up of small pots

Guy Opperman clearly enjoys twitter, he has mastered the production of a twitter thread (a series of micro-blogs that can develop an argument without fear of interruption). Here is the latest, which while being overly triumphal, contains some strong messages … Continue reading

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A proposal for Government on pensioner poverty,

In my earlier blog today , I argue that employers and pension providers should cease jawing about extra saving and focus on making existing saving more affordable for those struggling to heat and eat. In this blog, I ask whether … Continue reading

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DWP renews its efforts to increase pension credit

  It’s good to see the DWP responding to the cost of living crisis in a way that targets pensioner poverty The DWP plan their campaigns weeks, if not months ahead of launch , so this campaign happily coincides with … Continue reading

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When will Nest become a CDC scheme?

Perhaps the most unreported headline of the week, at least for pension nerds like me was Guy Opperman’s prediction , made at an RSA CDC event that Nest would be a CDC scheme by the end of the next parliamentary … Continue reading

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Paul Johnson warns pension policy-makers of complacency

    In an article originally published in the Times but now free to read on the IFS website, Paul Johnson explains just how terrifying inflation is to low-income households. Johnson begins by explaining the political logic behind the Spring … Continue reading

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Value for Money

When I went to see the Pensions Minister earlier this week, I had three problems and three ideas My first problem was that we had no fix for the feeble participation rates for pension credits, I’ve written about the solution … Continue reading

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