Tag Archives: henry tapper

AgeWage launches a free service to benchmark DC workplace pensions

This is an offer to the trustees and participating employers of the UK’s workplace pensions , inviting you to be part of the AgeWage benchmarking service. The service allows your scheme to compare itself to others, so that you can … Continue reading

Posted in age wage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CDC – your questions answered

A recent professional pensions weekly Pension Buzz survey of 100 members of its readership posed the question: “What is your main hesitancy or concern around CDC arrangements?” This blog lists the concerns expressed. It should be noted that only 37 … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Goddard and Tapper team up with pensions “All Stars” to relaunch The Pension Playpen

The Pension Playpen, an online community for pensions professionals, is to be relaunched by industry veterans Steve Goddard and Henry Tapper on 1st July. Originally founded by Tapper as a networking group in 2013, the revamped platform will offer a place … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Top down or bottom up? How do we assess the value we are getting for our money?

  Later this week, Britain gets its first ever conference focused entirely on value for money. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Chris Sier who runs ClearGlass (but also helped found AgeWage). Chris’ work looks at the money side … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ros Altmann’s defence of pension consultants (contested).

I wouldn’t say my “postbag was full” , but my recent blog on the damage inflicted by pension consultants on the UK pension framework has raised a few heckles on social media. Having worked in pension consultancies for nearly twenty … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Pension Playpen to relaunch as a Fintech

Pension campaign and networking group The Pension Playpen – founded by pension expert Henry Tapper – is to relaunch in February as a fintech company aimed at the pensions industry. The Playpen will provide networking and comment platforms as well … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, age wage, pension playpen, pensions | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Payroll + Pensions = Value for money! Register here for the event of next week

  REGISTER HERE This is going to be by far and away the best webinar you could watch next week REGISTER HERE Hosted with our thanks by the CIPP   For a sneak peak of payroll’s best kept secret – … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shoot the message – not the messenger.

Watching Martin Lewis’ money show last night I found myself aghast! Someone was trying to weigh up whether it was better to get 0.1% pa tax-free from an HSBC ISA or get 0.4% pa from another HSBC account and run … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, age wage, Martin Lewis, Payroll, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

58 years young – the role of crusties in the workforce

I am male, stale and pale – a 58 year old crusty – past his sell by date and blocking young , ethnically diverse and female colleagues from achieving board level positions. Put like that , it is small wonder … Continue reading

Posted in advice gap, age wage, pensions | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The financing of DC

As anticipated (in blogging), yesterday’s article on CDC attracted some vitriol, not just from my friend Con Keating, but from the inter-web of things. The idea that a #cdc plan could smooth outcones by borrowing is a load of #bollocks … Continue reading

Posted in age wage, CDC, pensions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment