Tag Archives: Pensions

HMRC’s smokescreen leaves multi-jobbers without a pension

NEW: UK tax system “not currently capable” of bringing low earners with multiple jobs into automatic enrolment #pensions, says Treasury minister.https://t.co/mFuDm0zCRf pic.twitter.com/A3Ly6vQPZQ — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) July 1, 2022 John Glen’s response to Stephen Timms’ Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry … Continue reading

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Dashboards will test quality of service – and value for members.

Thanks Paul McGlone for reminding the good people of Linked-in that “dashboard denial” is futile. He ends a pithy argument with an admission that while dashboards are coming , we don’t know quite when. Of course, none of that is … Continue reading

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What’s the fuss about CDC?

Readers may well ask why so much attention has been paid to a new type of pension called CDC. It is highly controversial but despite all the articles, seminars and legislation, not a single CDC scheme has been set up, … Continue reading

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How do women get a fair deal out of pensions?

  The gender equality gap has become a cause celebre for the marketing departments of pension companies. We’ve had it from the ABI in their blueprint for auto-enrolment 2.0, from Hargreaves Lansdown who reckon that women are under pensioned from … Continue reading

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“Using dogs to connect Covid’s not to be sniffed at” – the C19 actuaries 68th bulletin

                                                                                                                                               http://www.covidactuaries.org Friday Report: Issue 68 By: John Roberts & Adele Groyer COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group … Continue reading

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21st Century Pensions – how it all began

In my beginning is my end I happened, purely be the  serendipity of social media to come across this post remind me of the genesis of 21st century pension policy in  a White Paper called “simplicity, security and choice“. This … Continue reading

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Positions on redress for British Steel workers harden.

The FCA is in an awkward position as it consults on the redress it is looking to pay to British Steel workers who claim they were advised poorly to leave the BSPS scheme. On the one hand they have disgruntled … Continue reading

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PE continuation funds – “greed washing”?

  As the investment of our workplace pensions moves inexorably into  private markets, we would do well to understand the perils (as well as the advantages) of using private equity funds and employing the very clever (but sometimes unscrupulous) firms … Continue reading

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ABI sets out how auto-enrolment can work better for insurers.

    Insurers have long benefited from Government pension policy in building up their funds under management. Lobbying from the ABI has led to the establishment of personal pensions which have been used not just as a means of accumulating … Continue reading

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Join Con and Iain to ask “what can possibly go wrong with LDI?”

Too many webinars are promoting products, too few are discussing a product’s achieved delivery. Dr Iain Clacher and Con Keating use data to analyse the real impact of the LDI strategy on the funding position of pensions and come up … Continue reading

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