Tag Archives: Laura Trott

The give and take of workplace pensions (it can’t all be “done for us!”)

“Done for you” has become an over-worked phrase in a very short time. I started using it to refer to the CDC decumulation solution discussed by Simon Eagle and others where CDC becomes another investment pathway – with the pension … Continue reading

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Fairer pensions? We must address both DB and DC as one.

  I hope that the DWP and its new Minister for Pensions will focus on increasing fairness between those who have a DB and those who have a DC promise when it sets out its new package of DC reforms … Continue reading

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State pension age. What a hospital pass!

When Guy Opperman handed his papers to Laura Trott, the file I suspect he enjoyed passing most was that marked “review of state pension age”. Can any Government  increase SPA with an election looming (unless it is taking an altruistic … Continue reading

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Short and sweet – the talented Laura Trott has 2 years to make a difference.

I hear that the MfP (the new acronym for Minister for Pensions) is going to be setting out her priorities for the remainder of this parliament and asking for input. If I were her, I’d follow my instinct as she’s … Continue reading

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LDI’s origin story is crucial to its future.

The question of how leveraged LDI came to become business as usual for DB pension schemes is raging at the Work and Pensions Committee. After a request from Committee Chair – Stephen Timms – the Pensions Minister has sent this … Continue reading

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Laura Trott – focus on pensions and pensioners – not the “pensions industry”.

Laura Trott is the new Minister for Pensions with responsibility for pensioner benefits including the State Pension, private and occupational pensions, and oversight of arms-length bodies such as the Pensions Regulator pic.twitter.com/sJrwy9IQ2d — Department for Work and Pensions (@DWPgovuk) November … Continue reading

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Guy Opperman – hard hats will be needed!

Honoured to be asked to take on this very important job. https://t.co/a89GlNqlPc — Guy Opperman (@GuyOpperman) November 7, 2022 As minister of State for employment, Guy Opperman has some immediate challenges. He inherits some of the highest employment figures we … Continue reading

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Laura Trott is confirmed pension minister, Guy Opperman is Minister for Labour

The portfolios of the DWP Ministerial team have been confirmed: Guy Opperman is the new Minister of State for Employment with responsibility for the labour market, addressing economic inactivity, and for DWP benefits including #UniversalCredit pic.twitter.com/46Lx4gn8qI — Department for Work … Continue reading

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Dashboard/pension minister updates – free to view Pension PlayPen today 10.30

If you want to understand the latest on the pensions dashboard and the unravelling saga on the DWP’s new pension team, login to http://www.pensionplaypen.com , click events and settle down with a cup of tea for another great session.   … Continue reading

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Laura Trott will be our new pensions minister

  This blog does not indulge in idle speculation , it simply says it as I see it and I saw the new pensions minister answer questions on pensions this afternoon in the house of commons. She made specific reference … Continue reading

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