Tag Archives: Pension Plowman

3000 blog posts up!

  At some point over the weekend I published my 3000th blog post. Time for celebration- no? Time for 500 words of reflection – yes! I think publishing stuff that might interest others is now an activity of daily living … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and trade body PR – Robin Powell

Robin Powell is a thoroughly decent man with an interest in financial probity who happens to write very well, he’s picked up on a couple of blogs which have been on here and I’m happy to return the favour. Robin … Continue reading

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Being British

I was driving along the M4 yesterday when i heard an explosion from the back of the car. A tyre had burst and my car wobbled nervously from the fast lane towards the hard shoulder. To my relief, a signpost to … Continue reading

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Money Box Live this lunchtime- penalty fees on pensions?

I’m more  excited than ever this morning as later I’ll be cycling up to Broadcasting House to talk on Money Box about the Chancellor’s plans to cap early redemption fees on pensions with Claire Trott and Paul Lewis. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Spurring Altmann on

This must be an odd time for our new pension minister – Ros Altmann. As I’m finding out coming back from America, the first few days can carry you through on adrenalin. But then comes that wave of tiredness as … Continue reading

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We need some disruption – to sort the Hard Problem

Tom Stoppard’s new play, the Hard Problem, asks whether individual consciousness (and the ideas of good and evil that go with it) can exist in a material world Continue reading

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CDC schemes and Ponzi Schemes – a guest blog by Derek Benstead

  A tweet is long enough to write an idiocy but not long enough to make a reasoned argument. The quoted tweets from PJ Zoulias  in Henry Tapper’s recent blog say nothing meaningful to give a reasoned response to. I’ll give … Continue reading

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