Tag Archives: #pensions

Why Steelworkers should question this pension buy-out.

  News that Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has rescued those former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme who are currently in the PPF assessment period has been widely promoted by PIC’s financial PRs and got some  favourable coverage in … Continue reading

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Aussies put pensions to the test (could Britain follow?)

With characteristic bluntness, the Australian Government has decided that if a pension fund is not delivering to its users, it will be starved of new savers until it does. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will develop systems that will enable … Continue reading

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Why the net pay problem cannot be fixed by partial fixes

This article forms part of AgeWage’s response to the Government’s call for evidence on the administration of pensions tax-relief . Here we look at the steps pension provider can and are taking to make consumers aware of the problems of … Continue reading

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What will be the Government’s pension agenda for 2021?

This article is about the DWP’s pension policy agenda and my view of what matters to the Pensions Minister and his department. Opperman has shown considerable leadership in recent years and my view is that he is in a strong … Continue reading

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“We are only accepting digital signatures from IFA firms that do business with us”.

It was a short email to one of my colleagues…. At this stage we are only accepting digital signatures from IFA firms who introduce new business to us. So AgeWage was not going to be privileged with the data requested … Continue reading

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How “value for money” has become the UK’s key metric for DC pensions

  We have seen two regulatory publications over the pandemic one from the FCA and the other from the pension strategy team of the DWP. The FCA have produced CP20/09- “Driving value for Money in Pensions” and the DWP the … Continue reading

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How SUEZ boosted their staff’s pension pots by £8.65m

  I really admire organisations that are prepared to take a chance and test their workplace pensions for value for money. SUEZ is one such organisation. Michelle Sutton, SUEZ Head of pensions and reward talks here about  how since 2004 … Continue reading

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Payroll + Pensions = Value for money! Register here for the event of next week

  REGISTER HERE This is going to be by far and away the best webinar you could watch next week REGISTER HERE Hosted with our thanks by the CIPP   For a sneak peak of payroll’s best kept secret – … Continue reading

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Why I don’t support LCP and Royal London’s calls to boost DB transfer advice

  LCP and Royal London jointly presented to an audience of 300 industry professionals yesterday on the vexed topic of “helping members get transfer advice”. The webinar can be watched here  and as you’d expect from these organisations, this was … Continue reading

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Pension Bee talks, LGIM listens

The Guardian announces this morning that Pension Bee’s campaign to get access to an LGIM fund that divests from companies profiting from fossil fuels. Getting the mighty LGIM. Britain’s biggest fund manager, to respond to customer pressure is no mean … Continue reading

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