Tag Archives: Guy Opperman

Why a new pensions commission would fail

There’s a call from our current pensions minister to set up another pension commission like we had fifteen years ago.  That commission was a success as it resulted in progressive policies like auto-enrolment and made us sit up and think … Continue reading

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How the UK could lead the world – supporting older people.

Josephine Cumbo continues to write with precision about the need for reform of the pension taxation system. If you can’t read her latest article, perhaps you should think of subscribing to the FT – at least to read her output … Continue reading

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Welcome to the roaring twenties

There’s a lot of mind-casting going on, us thinking  how things things have changed since 2010. But my mind is casting back further, back to the 1920s, the roaring twenties – where Britain emerged from a terrible four years of … Continue reading

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So what do pension people want from politicians?

I’ve started so I’ll finish, I will post my views on the Conservative manifesto from a pensions perspective, when it gets published. But as I didn’t have to waste many words on the Liberal policy pleasantary  afterthought, I’d look into … Continue reading

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We almost got a pensions dashboard….

It now seems unlikely that parliament will complete reading the Pensions Bill. The Bill introduces compulsion on employers to provide data to a pensions dashboard and it gives CDC the green light, at first for the Royal Mail and later … Continue reading

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A pensions dashboard really would help

  With a Queens Speech and a pensions bill only a week away, it’s timely of the Times to publish research from Ipsos Mori on the plight of UK retirement savers trying to keep track of their savings. This piece … Continue reading

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It’s employers that did it! Rudd should be thanking them for “her” policy success

      I’m pleased to see that attempts to re-write history by the Conservative party have been foiled by the ever-vigilant Cumbo. These were not @conservative party reforms. Automatic enrolment resulted from a cross-party consensus and was introduced by … Continue reading

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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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