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Guy Opperman on “pension wealth funds”, horses and talking responsibly

Do good jockeys make good pension ministers? The Talking Responsibly Podcast opened with Guy Opperman explaining what attracted him to racing horses. “You’re dependent on the horse, so long as your horse is good enough, you can compete with the … Continue reading

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SUEZ – harnessing payroll’s power for good.

  I have written before about SUEZ’s can-do attitude to solving their worker’s financial problems. We are currently engaged with Michelle Sutton in helping staff get to know their workplace pension and use it to improve the outcomes of their … Continue reading

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Steve Webb pours scorn on the Government’s vision for pensions

You don’t really need satire when this is how Government sees things… https://t.co/QIlhmuBxKF — Steve Webb (@stevewebb1) November 8, 2021   At yesterday’s Work and Pensions Select Committee meeting, Guy Opperman and John Glen were quizzed for two hours on … Continue reading

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Vote Zola to bark back better.

In a shameless attempt to win influence with those in high places, I have voted for Guy Opperman’s red labrador Zola in the Westminster dog of the year contest. Delighted to announce that Zola and I are entering this year’s … Continue reading

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We need pensions not pots

10m UK pensioners risk running out of money — poll https://t.co/LTEpRsBNXS — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) August 26, 2021 We are busy saving into pots that provide no pensions and turning future pensions into pension pots. Let’s be clear, we are … Continue reading

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CDC takes a big step forward

  The Minister tweets w0ke us up this morning Guy Opperman this morning announced on twitter the timeline for the development of CDC as a viable third way for British workplace pensions. The thread of tweets was posted prior to … Continue reading

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Workplace pensions – PFI 2.0?

  The Daily Mail have published a heavily spun article that seems to have come from the Treasury with the title Chancellor Rishi Sunak to tap pensions for UK’s growth fund: Treasury draws up plan to help boost economy Regular … Continue reading

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It’s been a “long day coming”- and a change is going to come

For most of us, June 21st has been the day when we return to normal ever since the Prime Minister announced the timetable to lift lockdown – the long day coming. But today is not going to see further easing, … Continue reading

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KEEP CLEAR- unexploded pension bomb

The DWP’s full frontal assault on poor value occupational pensions will be launched shortly.  The intent of Guy Opperman and his policy team at the DWP is to consolidate the occupational DC pension market with intent to improve member outcomes. … Continue reading

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Breakthrough for simple annual statements

  The DWP are going to launch at last the simple annual statement tomorrow (May 17th). This is a personal triumph for Ruston Smith who has done more than anybody to make this happen. It is essentially the same statement … Continue reading

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