Tag Archives: NEST

Why every firm must pay attention to their pension


The poet  Yeats , concludes a short poem But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Small employers rely on large organisations to establish, … 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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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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Who’s afraid of auto-enrolment?


Despite the dire warnings – not that many UK employers New research from workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions reveals that UK small firms are relatively relaxed about auto enrolment and the introduction of the National Living Wage with concerns focussed … Continue reading

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Confusing messaging on workplace pensions


Tom McPhail – the Stone Roses’ new vocalist? To the melodious backing of the Stone Roses’ “All for one“, Tom McPhail can be heard on radio today warning the world about small master trusts that could go wrong. “All for … Continue reading

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Do we need so many pension schemes?


Ireland’s pension regulator wants to cut the number of corporate retirement plans in the country from 150,000 to 100 in a move that would put pressure on pension providers and asset managers to reduce fees. So it’s reported in the … Continue reading

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How can IGCs engage people with their pensions?


There are three measures by which I am judging the IGC Chair reports Do they speak with a proper tone of voice Do they show themselves effective in dealing with the provider they are governing Have they properly addressed whether … Continue reading

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Money corrupts, is State Street corrupted absolutely?


Is there no end to the  greed within State Street’s global custody division? Two former executives at State Street have been charged by US officials for their part in a scheme involving secret commissions within its transition management business. Ross … Continue reading

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