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At work and after – how independent do we want to be?


Inequality over an occupational life-course is reflected in retirement. https://t.co/T6ahUk7350 — Jo Grady (@DrJoGrady) November 1, 2018 This seems to me very sound. Jo Cumbo rightly reports the gender pension  gap in retirement while Jo Grady concludes that pensions reflect pay and … Continue reading

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Will “DC deficits” become a thing of the past?


News of HMRC’s “change of position” with regards the “net-pay- anomaly” is welcome, and long overdue. It came in the form of a letter sent in response to a request from respected journalist Jo Cumbo of the FT. Govt to … Continue reading

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Frank Field – a Labour warrior.


Frank Field Quits Labour Party https://t.co/lr5COhPfCq pic.twitter.com/yVXTAild4f — Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) August 30, 2018 Yesterday I reported that Chris Sier and Andy Agethangelou were appearing in front of Frank Field’s Work and Pensions Select Committee. Today I’m writing about Frank … Continue reading

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Who are the 200,000 people petitioning for the pensions dashboard?


  It won’t be long till 38 degrees’ campaign to save the pensions dashboard hits its target of 200,00. Today, the campaign was given a boost by publicity in the Financial Times by the ever-excellent Jo Cumbo. The FT’s headline … Continue reading

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The self-employed are engaged- they just don’t know what to do.


If you have an FT subscription, follow this link –  you will be able to read Jo Cumbo’s beautifully written opinion piece “Self-employed, the pension world’s great unsolved dilemma”. If you are saving so hard for your pension that you … Continue reading

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The loneliness of the long-distance saver


My heart goes out to Jo Cumbo as she pours over her provider statement. Jo is on the employer governance committee for the FT’s own workplace pension (I won’t mention the contract provider but it’s a household name). Here she … Continue reading

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No shortage of “pension engagement” at Royal Mail.


Pension people want positive engagement, but when they get it, they ignore it or deride it. On Friday, the CWU announced that an agreement had been reached between CWU and Royal Mail which will now be put to the membership. … Continue reading

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Someone else’s job.


  I spoke with a nice fellow last week who had been selling his company’s wares to IFAs in South Wales. The talk at the meeting was all about what was going on with the steelworkers. The fellow came away with … Continue reading

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Steelworkers are “front and centre of my mind”


    Over the course of the last 24 hours there have been a number of positive developments for BSPS members. The deadline for decisions taken in “time to choose” has been taken back to 22nd December for all members … Continue reading

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Frank Field letter to the FT on pension freedoms


Folly of granting total pension freedom is now becoming all too clear This is Frank Field’s letter to the FT , published October 28th. In the context of the Work and Pension Select Committee’s  current examination of pension freedoms, it needs … Continue reading

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