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Is calling a CDC pension a “wage in retirement” dishonest?


I got home from a fine evening with David Byrne at the Apollo, to a surprising assault from John Ralfe. It’s not surprising to be verbally assaulted by John on Twitter, but it was surprising that John, who had been … Continue reading

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10 best read blog posts of 2017


In search order Why some transfer values are ridiculously high?     2017 was a year when the cash equivalent transfer value became fashionable again. When we look back at what CETVs have done to Defined Benefit pensions over the past 24 months, … Continue reading

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3000 blog posts up!


  At some point over the weekend I published my 3000th blog post. Time for celebration- no? Time for 500 words of reflection – yes! I think publishing stuff that might interest others is now an activity of daily living … Continue reading

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It’s a kind of magic! The black and white of imagination.


If I could have set out to define the poles of theatrical experience, I couldn’t have done much better than to choose Kit Harington’s Dr Faustus and the Globe’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. First performed within a couple of … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourcing a solution to the net-pay pension problem.


The people who are losing out on Government contributions into their workplace pensions because their schemes work on net pay rather than “relief at source” are oblivious of this problem, they serve coffee in Costa, work in nursing homes and … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment any more than a tax?


Speaking in Birmingham last week, former pension minister Steve Webb, commented on how hard it will be to raise the bar on employer auto-enrolment contributions from the current 1% of band earnings to 3% "Anything to get AE pension contributions … Continue reading

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What can go wrong now? Pension Play Pen 2015 risk register


The Pension Play Pen London Lunch Group met for the 62nd consecutive month to establish a Pension Risk Register for the UK in 2015. This might be considered ambitious for an hour long session, not least as our conversation competed … Continue reading

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Top ten blogs on www.henrytapper.com in 2014


Here are the top ten blogs by reads on this site in 2014.   George Osborne ate my pension – a blog by Hilary Salt Why employers pay no attention to the pension DC isn’t working says Hymans Robertson- I … Continue reading

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53 not out – but the Grim Reaper is bowling first change


When you are young you regard birthdays as a staging post to growing up. When you are over50 they become markers  to the cemetery These cheery thoughts – “intimations on mortality” as Wordsworth described them, are with me as I listen to Leonard … Continue reading

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Pension PlayPen wins 7 and is shortlisted for a further 9 awards


For the second year running, Pension PlayPen has been short-listed for the Payroll World Technology Award. Pension Play Pen has also been shortlisted for the small schemes auto-enrolment implementation award. These nominations come on the back of Henry Tapper, Pension … Continue reading

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