Tag Archives: NOW

“Only rich people think small amounts don’t matter”


That’s a quote from Debora Price and I’m making it a strap for whatever campaign I can cobble together to make Government Incentives happen for those who qualify for them , but can’t get them because their trustees don’t collect … Continue reading

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“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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Time-Cost will prevail


That “it’s all about payroll stupid!” has become one of the axioms of auto-enrolment strategy. It’s a truism you hear mouthed by people who sell pensions but I’ve not hear many in payroll return the compliment! “It’s all about pensions” … 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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Only we can tell who’s giving VFM on auto-enrolment support!


There’s been plenty of controversy in the last quarter about providers making upfront and regular charges for support. NEST have said they won’t charge – but employers need to be self- sufficient, People’s and NOW will both charge for support … Continue reading

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How much support do we get from our Workie?


Workie – if the DWP’s advertising campaign’s to be believed, is a workplace pension (albeit one looking for friends in the park). We want to know how friendly our Workies really are, how much support they are giving  employers in running … Continue reading

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If you don’t want exit penalties at retirement – stop paying middlemen!


The Daily Telegraph’s Katie Morley is running a typically campaigning piece picking up on stats released to Government that show that an estimated 2.2m pension savers won’t get the full value of their pension pot if they exercise pension freedoms … Continue reading

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Measure 4 Measure (why we rate things)


A very curious article appeared on the NOW blog yesterday, I took exception to it and wrote to NOW to tell them. You can read the article here. It’s author, the excellent Martin Olive had clearly become frustrated with “rating … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate SME’s hunger for investment know-how!


I am  frustrated by the capitulation of many in the pension industry to the challenge faced by inducting 1.2m new employers into our funded pension culture. The Pension Apartheid practiced by the investment elite At a recent event, Joanne Segers, CEO … Continue reading

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Hats off to the Regulator – there is no shortcut to good practice.


When it comes to choosing your workplace pension – there is no shortcut to good practice Continue reading

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