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Laura Trott – focus on pensions and pensioners – not the “pensions industry”.

Laura Trott is the new Minister for Pensions with responsibility for pensioner benefits including the State Pension, private and occupational pensions, and oversight of arms-length bodies such as the Pensions Regulator pic.twitter.com/sJrwy9IQ2d — Department for Work and Pensions (@DWPgovuk) November … Continue reading

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Will the cost of living crisis lead to a run on the (pension) pot?

  Around the turn of the century I wrote my first Government pension consultation response., it was for Eagle Star and was supposed to have been signed off by someone in policy. It wasn’t and it went to Government including … Continue reading

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Here’s to pensioners enjoying their pensions!

I’m on the Flying Scotsman to York (the Yorkshireman). My carriage is full of pensioners (including me), people thanking their lucky stars they’ve got the chance to ride behind this famous loco and sit in a beautiful compartment. And the … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment to become a stealth-tax on the poor?

  The DWP has released a 200 page  report into the state of the auto-enrolled nation. You can access it here. I’ve read the executive summary which is full of surprises and the report is clearly informing future strategy. The … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Pension Schemes CREATE jobs? #CIPD

News that ballooning pension deficits are hitting profits and leading to hiring freezes is both unwelcome and unacceptable. Pension schemes should be benefiting UK businesses, enabling them to retire those becoming less productive and hire the best new talent. But … Continue reading

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How the autumn statement will effect pensions and pensioners

There were no big pension surprises in this autumn statement but the Chancellor managed to squeeze some savings from auto-enrolled workers and pensioners. All eyes now turn to the 2016 Budget where the Chancellor is expected to make an announcement … Continue reading

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Are the conservatives the party for pensioners?

  The Conservatives are due to talk this morning about how they can justify their claim that they are the party for pensioners. Look forward to promises to; Maintain the triple lock Increase the pensioners tax-free allowance from £6000 to … Continue reading

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Putting clients first- First Actuarial

You can’t get people lower down the corporate food chain to “treat customers fairly” if the customers aren’t the first priority of the people at the top.

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We need to do something about annuities

There is something fundamentally wrong with the annuity market that needs to be fixed Continue reading

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The CEO and the janitor

They don’t get it, they don’t trust you, they think you are pulling the wool over their eyes. Continue reading

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