Tag Archives: National Employment Savings Trust

The new politics of pensions


  What has leaving the European Union some time in 2019 have to do with four new Ministers at the DWP and as many at the Treasury?   We currently have no shadow pension minister, Angela Rayner who became shadow … Continue reading

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Wake up to the PPF!


  It was good to oversleep and wake up not to the lark (metaphorical here in EC4), but to Alan Rubenstein purring about his Pension Protection Fund. Pension Protection Fund figures published yesterday show the lifeboat scheme has £4.1bn surplus and … Continue reading

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The future of NEST


  NEST has called for people and organisations to comment on what it should do when the initial surge of auto-enrolment is over. We have already seen rivals to Sage suggesting it remain circumscribed to its current limited function. We … Continue reading

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Occupational means occupational – (what we can learn from scams)


Scammers beware, we are aware! July is scams awareness month and the Citizens Advice Bureau is leading the charge. The Pensions Regulator is not far behind with its promotional campaign. The scorpion is never far away. It’s very much up … Continue reading

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#PBUK ; pensions and the public


  I’d walked through parliament square to get the Pension and Benefits show and thought how a few hours before Jeremy Corbyn had delighted the die-hards where I trod. I’d seen him defiant on my way back from work and … Continue reading

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GO ROBO!


The robots are here! But not in the Terminator sense. Think, rather, of Asimov’s creations. Or, for the less nerdy, Rosie from The Jetsons: benevolent machines, doing our hard work but better, faster and more reliably. Across almost all sectors, … Continue reading

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If I ran a master trust…


Not all of us run a master trust, though you might think it was Britain’s boom industry from the amount of press “master trust proliferation” has got. This blog is here for those who do, and for those who advise … Continue reading

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The soft underbelly of master trusts


  Many master trusts are absolutely rotten – they are not fit for purpose. Lots of advisers are using them as a back door way of bringing in commission, dressed up as high governance charges. The words of Barnett Waddingham’s … Continue reading

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Restoring Andy, David and Tom’s Confidence in Pensions


“Pensions are impossible to understand and are harming Britons’ efforts to save the right amount of cash for later life” Andy Haldane the Bank of England’s chief economist admitted last night. Since I have made it my job, as Founder of … Continue reading

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Pensions Bill – read all about it


This post is taken from the DWP’s briefing notes on what we can expect. Since publication, Ros Altmann, the Pensions Minister has confirmed to the FT (and by RT to Pension Plowman and Jo Cumbo) that the measures relating to … Continue reading

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