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How Mill Pensions help small employers to choose their workplace pension.


Here are a few testimonials we’ve been collecting from business advisers using Pension PlayPen. We don’t pretend they are unbiased – these are the people who love us. But what’s not to love about a service that delivers more for … Continue reading

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An heroic failure? – #Airlander is winning the heart of the nation!


Martha Gwyn or the “flying bum” came a cropper on landing after her 100 minute test flight yesterday My partner and I (who are lovers of pass the pigs) wonder whether this is a snouter or a leaning jowler. Either … Continue reading

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Plebicide and Suicide – Con Keating on post-Brexit pensions


In the post-Brexit period, I have listened to no fewer than three investment consultants advocating the immediate hedging of interest rate risk in our pension scheme “as the deficit is likely to blossom in the event of further quantitative easing”, … Continue reading

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“Retirees don’t know what to do” – NO SHIT SHERLOCK!


The BBC report… A minority of those aged 55 and over are withdrawing too much from their pension pots, the industry has warned. However, after the first full year since pension freedoms began, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said … Continue reading

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Your ten point checklist when choosing a pension


  The law says you have to choose a workplace pension for your auto-enrolment eligible staff. But it doesn’t say how! The Pensions Regulator’s website, while excellent on auto-enrolment compliance, is pretty hopeless in helping you choose a pension. So … Continue reading

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Advised or non advised – that is the question


  Taking decisions is tough and decisions that impact the rest of your life are some of the toughest you’ll ever take. We expect the people who leave workplace pension plans to make choices between annuity, draw down or cash with only … Continue reading

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Searching for the Loch Ness Monster


  The Investment Association has concluded that hidden charges within funds are like the Loch Ness Monster, much talked about but never seen. Presumably those of us consumers seeking to find the financial Nessie are like the cranks who sit upon … Continue reading

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Pensions Minister in the house – shout out for Richard Harrington!


A new man In one of the lowest keys of appointments, Richard Harrington crept into the DWP as an under-secretary and inherited all the issues for rather less pay than he’d have got if he’d got the usual ministerial salary. … Continue reading

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If you’re going to do it – do it right (now) – yes L&G!


This blog (and the Pension Plowman) have been a fan of L&G for some years. We admire L&G  for its pioneering work on auto-enrolment, for its support of Pension PlayPen and for its work on engagement through what its CEO … Continue reading

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I’m nearly 55 – here’s what I’m doing for myself!


In this blog, I want to share with you my DIY approach to organising my finances as I approach 55. 55 has become an important year as it is the point when you move into what can best be called … Continue reading

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