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Guy Opperman? Workie? Big Zuu?- are we “aware” WHO will be our Pension Minister?

Although Guy Opperman has been confirmed as a DWP Minister of State, he has not been given a title or key responsibilities. This is all we get – which is good news – but not enough! Guy Opperman was appointed … Continue reading

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A letter to Alex Burghart at a time of change

Dear Alex, We have never met, I have only seen you on stage at the PLSA. I am told you are a decent , intelligent and capable man, so I wonder if you really want to be our Pensions Minister, … Continue reading

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News of the new pension minister (including live action at #CPC22)

The delay in announcing Alex Burghart as our new pension minister is, I am being old, due to his assuming a number of jobs including one to combat fraudulent benefit claims and another as the DWP’s growth minister. This suggests … Continue reading

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Is there space for “financial inclusion” in the rush for growth?

Although Alex Burghart has been answering parliamentary question on pensions, he is not yet the pensions minister and there seems to be some hesitancy at the DWP about who is taking what responsibilities. Your source’s tip is consistent with Alex … Continue reading

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Value for Money

When I went to see the Pensions Minister earlier this week, I had three problems and three ideas My first problem was that we had no fix for the feeble participation rates for pension credits, I’ve written about the solution … Continue reading

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How Pension Providers become winners in a data driven world

Data requests are a key measure of  “quality of service”. This is a sister piece to my blog for pension consumers published here.  Under GDPR, consumers are entitled to their pension data in a timely fashion. In a test last … Continue reading

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Guy Opperman – we want you to stay

  I first met Guy Opperman at a TPAS function when he gave my company First Actuarial a commendation for the work it had done on financial education. It was one of the first times he had spoken as the … Continue reading

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Pension Dashboards – time to respond!

At a recent PPI seminar, Laurie Edmans reminded us that he had been responsible for helping Government nearly deliver combined pension forecasts in 2004 – nearly 15 years ago. I wrote to Laurie thanking him for chairing an excellent event … Continue reading

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The “pensions industry” must speak for pensions – not the people who profit from them.

There is an assumption that for innovation to happen in the pensions industry, it needs to have the sanction of the “pensions industry”. Take this comment from Sam. CDC will be a disaster unless you can convince the pensions industry … Continue reading

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Meeting the Pensions Minister

Tomorrow (18th April) I get to meet the Pensions Minister, which I’m excited about. I’d written to Richard Harrington a few weeks ago, after an amendment to the Pension Schemes Bill had been thrown out. I’d helped the Labour Party … Continue reading

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