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UK BAU – Nigel Wilson – L&G

Not for the first time I have been encouraged in my work by L&G’s CEO Nigel Wilson. There have been times when this has been face to face, this morning it was on Radio 5’s Wake up to Money. Nigel … Continue reading

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We have “capitalism without the capital” – we should be patient!

It’s budget day and Nigel Wilson has been on Wake up to Money, urging the Chancellor to encourage Britain to invest positively for its future. He tells us that Britain has “Capitalism without the Capital”, he’s right and I’m with the … Continue reading

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Fancy finance or cheaper houses?

  I recently wrote a blog arguing that we could make more use of the  burgeoning financial education/wellbeing brigade to get youngsters saving for proper housing of their own. My thoughts focussed on finance but of course the Government want … Continue reading

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Helping young staff to a home of their own

There’s increasing help in the workplace for those planning retirement or struggling with debt.  “Financial well-being” is this year’s “financial education” and the healthcare organisations have worked out that a solvent workforce is a workforce less likely to suffer from … Continue reading

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These are the Good Times for savers and investors!

  It is very rare that savers get told they’re “having it good”, but if you’re saving into a workplace pension default , you’ve just had a great 12 months. I’m looking at a piece of paper that tells me … Continue reading

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Walk on! A panegyric for May’s interventionism.

  This footpath is not a road – it is a footpath; it is not closed, it has been closed; it is not blocked by roadworks , the footpath is walkable but the pedestrian has to walk past some red tape. If … Continue reading

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Why the Autumn Statement was so important for pensions

Last Thursday I pointed out how the introduction of a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) could be the most significant statement on pensions that Osborne never made. Paul Lewis has blogged the details, follow his twitter timeline to see the Q&A … Continue reading

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The Treasury – the office of pension irresponsibility

The Treasury should be renamed the office of pension irresponsibility. It wants to milk pensions as the “new banks” and is acting as the political wing of the housing market. It talks fiscal prudence while pushing the bribes of March. For … Continue reading

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“Hope I die before I get old..?”

  The quote’s from Pete Townsend and the Who’s “my generation”. It’s a brutal version of the Beatles’ “when I’m 64” but both songs are driven by the fear of getting old “will you still need, me, will you still … Continue reading

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