Tag Archives: Labour

WASPI – thoughts on fairness

I’m going to use this blog to pick out the key points arising from the restitution offer made by Labour to the WASPI women. My conclusion is that this matter is best dealt with in the light of the determination … Continue reading

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Conservative manifesto best on pensions

Fantastic news that today’s Conservative Manifesto includes a commitment to look at the pensions net pay anomaly. I hope all other parties will now make the same commitment. pic.twitter.com/4MUXrwlDCE — Adrian Boulding (@AdrianBoulding) November 24, 2019 Adrian , along with … Continue reading

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What hope should WASPI take from political promises?

A very complex issue This is not a blog about the rights or wrongs of WASPI, it is simply a statement about party political promises to women in  the UK , born in the nineteen fifties. Their case is made … Continue reading

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“Introducing Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes in the UK” – CDC roundtables in Brighton and Manchester

This invitation came to me from the PMI (thanks Tim Middleton) and I imagine that many people who live in Brighton of Manchester might like to go to one of these meetings, if so – as they are public and … Continue reading

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A time of trust – not guarantees.

About the time that I was ranting to TISA about the complacency with which we are dismantling the retirement promises made to those who were promised a DB pension based on the years they worked with the company;- this happened! … Continue reading

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“Glass half-full please!”

Glass half empty Imagine you are heading the motor industry’s trade body and you put out a statement telling the public that small cars are unsafe. It would be true in as much as tanks rarely come off worse in … Continue reading

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Labour adopts CDC for good retirement outcomes

  This week , the Labour Party’s list of policies became one longer when shadow pension minister Alex Cunningham announced that reviving the mothballed secondary legislation to enable collective defined contribution schemes would happen under a future Labour Government. A few … Continue reading

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Let these politicians do some work!

We have had so many referendums and elections and leadership battles and cabinet reshuffles over the past two years, that politicians may have forgotten they are here to govern the country. We elect 650 people every five years to do … Continue reading

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Austerity keeps life “nasty, brutish and short”.

      An actuary friend of mine writes to me If we adjust the State Pension Age ahead of time, then it depends on assumptions for future improvement – (as adjustments follow a formula). And right now as you know … Continue reading

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This blogger’s a reluctant Tory

  Some year’s ago, Mrs May reminded the Conservatives that some people thought them the nasty party, this election she’s reminded us that they are the hapless party. They have been opposed by a Labour Party who’s policies are under-costed … Continue reading

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