Tag Archives: Pensions

Get retirement ready with the PPF and you’re over 40

Yesterday, I published the PPF’s  how to get retirement ready in your 20s, 30s and early 40s. Today they compile a list of seven things you should think about as you approach the end of your career. Even if you … Continue reading

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Stuart Fowler asks “is a British Steel redress scheme workable?”

Foreword. Stuart Fowler has published a very compelling argument for protecting the levy and not creating a redress scheme for BSPS. On the face of it, we are at odds. I refer to the “note” below  in my recent article … Continue reading

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Can Stephen Timms cut the Gordian Knot and unbind FAS pensions?

Stephen Timms , chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, has written to pensions minister Guy Opperman asking for clarity over the compensation cap placed on the Financial Assistance Scheme. Last year the Court of Appeal ruled that the cap … Continue reading

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How a British Steel redress scheme might work.

Stuart Fowler has produced a counter-argument to that I put forward last week, it was published before my blog and I can’t say that my blog would have changed Stuart’s argument. I will ask Stuart for permission to publish it … Continue reading

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Tik-Tok for pensions? You’d be surprised.

Damian Stancombe doesn’t have enough twitter followers- follow him – he’s always got a contrarian view and like my good friend David Harris – isn’t afraid to share it. Here he is commenting on my recently published blog on the … Continue reading

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The value of Ellie’s pension saving

I am not sure what John Ralfe had in mind when he tweeted Unless this self-employed 25 year old is paying 40% tax, they should be saving outside a pension, not inside (and possibly even if they are 40% taxayers) … Continue reading

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The Hymans master trust default fund review; “in the midst of life….”

https://readymag.com/p14287617 I am pleased to see Hymans Robertson publishing data from a number of master trusts that puts the member’s experience to the fore. They have produced a framework for understanding the impact of default investment strategies that they claim … Continue reading

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WPSC concludes we have no framework to assess how we’re turning pots to pensions.

The Work and Pension Select Committee has published its report into how we are accessing our pension savings. It is full of good things and is a major contribution to thinking in this area pulling together the views of those … Continue reading

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Ageism in the UK

Lucy Kellaway has written a good article in the FT about ageism. Frances Coppola seems to have had a light bulb moment when reading it. Great, great article. We all need to re-examine our attitudes towards older people. That includes … Continue reading

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“There’s plenty of “dry powder” – we need an explosion of productive capital”

This blog is a review of an article by Emma Duncan published in The Times on January 7th 2022, headed: “Let’s turn Covid and Brexit to our advantage” – an eminently sensible idea. However, the way in which this is … Continue reading

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