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Beware Chancellors talking pensions

  Jeremy Hunt is to be found talking about “declinism” and the propensity of commentators to talk Britain down. He says his priority is not just to stabilise but to grow Britain. He goes on to talk about reversing the … Continue reading

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John Bull is unwell – do not wish him an early grave.

I was annoyed when I read the following article from WTW.. It conflates corporate finance with personal misery in a most unpleasant way. John Bull, seen above scratching his head over such financials – is looking a little queasy – … Continue reading

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Sadly – many nurses can’t afford their “gold-plated” pensions.

“The Government can get people back to work – and also reduce taxpayer costs – by allowing all public sector workers to choose higher pay today, in exchange for a lower DB pension in retirement” – John Ralfe This is … Continue reading

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What’s happening to your public sector pension?

This blog is written for those in public sector pensions who are interested in how their pensions in retirement are likely to be affected by Government interventions. It looks at  the difficult areas for those in defined benefit schemes, the … Continue reading

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“Is that all there is?” Doctor’s reaction to yesterday’s NHS pension solutions

Yesterday , Therese Coffey, new to post and sharing her duties as Minister for Health with her being Deputy Prime Minister, laid out her plans to get the NHS back on its feet. We know from the work of the … Continue reading

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NHS shows our pension tax strategy is in a cul-de-sac.

Kat Lay’s article on NHS pensions in The Times yesterday has sent alarm bells ringing at the FT. Kat suggests that the rules around the Annual Allowance that have been flagged by the BMA for the past four years are … Continue reading

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Are pensions the problem or a solution to NHS staffing problems?

So far, pensions have not been central to  the tussle between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss as they try to  win the hearts and minds of Tory members. Cost of living issues are sensitive as the Conservative Party membership is … Continue reading

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MUCcy business from payroll scammers

  File on Four appear to have discovered a serious payroll fraud on Government (eg our) revenues. This will be played out on Tuesday evening at 8pm. From the bones of the story, available here, Anna Meisel and Angus Crawford … Continue reading

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The last day of winter

Snow may be forecast for March , but I’m treating today as the last day of winter and preparing for spring. Meteorological Winter is determined by the annual temperature cycles and the Gregorian calendar. Meteorological winter starts December 1st in the … Continue reading

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A year of staying safe – statistics show how we survived 2020 (and will 2021)

The latest statistics from the CMI show that were it not for COVID – 2020 would have been the year of “staying alive” The CMI judge that we have now surpassed 100,000 excess deaths in the pandemic. Their quote explains … Continue reading

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