Tag Archives: Legal and General

“The best way forward or the NEST way forward?”


If you are an employer and you have made a decision, there is no liability—that is clear in the legislation. If you have decided to go with NEST rather than NOW: or People’s, there is no liability that can fall … Continue reading

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Legal and General’s IGC – frustrated but getting there!


The Legal & General IGC Annual Statement was published yesterday (21st March) and  good it is too. The link to it is here As with Prudential’s statement, it’s tone is measured and severe, this is not a marketing document for … Continue reading

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L&G gets tough on #AE


L&G changes its AE distribution strategy Legal and General have consistently been an iconoclastic force in auto-enrolment; I would argue a “Force for Good”, not afraid to stick their necks out and take risk where others have waivered. Within the past … Continue reading

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What if? ……Investment reporting for the future…


What if….. when I opened Google Earth and ran the cursor over my home town/county/country , I could see Housing stock being built Brownfield sites being redeveloped Start ups igniting into action Listed companies adapting to a new cleaner  greener … Continue reading

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Choice – we love to have it – we hate to use it!


Choice – a mass of contradictions I’ve noted before that choice is something we feel we cannot do without but is something we generally cannot deal with. It is rare that the phrase ” I had no choice” is used in … Continue reading

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How can auto-enrolment help those that most need it?


  This morning I’m off to the House of Commons to discuss this question with some policy people, Prospect Magazine, my friends Alex Rowson of QTAC and Darren Philp of People’s Pension  and Nigel Wilson, the CEO of Legal & … Continue reading

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One small step for payroll, one giant leap for auto-enrolment.


There have been two events over the past couple of weeks that I think we’ll look back to as tipping points in the auto-enrolment staging timeline. Till now, employers have had no choice but to send and collect data to … Continue reading

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NOW – that’s what I call a puzzler!


NOW Pension’s decision to charge new customers £40pm from October has not gone down well with supporting intermediaries. One grumpy accountant commented  We have one client already signed up with Now and about to stage in two weeks. As I … Continue reading

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Why we want PENSION AWARENESS every day!


It’s been a week of contrasts for me On Wednesday I spent time in the splendour of Mayfair’s Claridge’s Hotel learning how Legal and General were designing products to help people in retirement. On Thursday I was in the Kingsley … Continue reading

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Mobilising millions – training employers on AE.


Who is going to mobilise the millions of bosses still to stage auto-enrolment? There are not 1.3m but 1.8m employers in the UK who will need to stage auto-enrolment.Of these , all but around 65,000, more than 1,790,000 employers have … Continue reading

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