Tag Archives: pensions

GAD shows you can’t take “company” out of “company pensions” #TATA


So the mysterious volte face by the Government over the Tata Steel pensions rescue package is a mystery no more. The FT, led by super-snooper Jo Cumbo have unearthed the GAD submission to the DWP consultation on solutions to the … Continue reading

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Would you work with a robot?


  Technology’s all very well till it bites you in the bum. Imagine  Beth, Sally, Fiz and Sean facing up to a robo-panty stitcher in Underworld. If you don’t watch Coronation Street – Underworld’s Weatherfield’s top employer – thoughtNetflix appears to … Continue reading

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An algorithm cannot lie


  An algorithm cannot lie; it will tell you what you set it to tell you with the data you fed it. It has no choice, it is entirely deterministic;- and yet algorithms can help you lie. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Too Expensive to Keep? Is it time to break our promises to the baby boomers?


In a stunning lecture delivered without notes to a “senior” audience at the Oxford and Cambridge Club last night, Paul Johnson helped us ask these questions of ourselves. For his audience was by and large – precisely the entitled class … Continue reading

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Retiring using other people’s money


Thanks to Jo Cumbo for putting me on to this excellent debate on “property v pension”. You can listen to it here; http://bbc.in/2cyqQgP The crux of the argument is about borrowing. People do not borrow other people’s money to invest in … Continue reading

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Pension fury from Paul Lewis


It’s worth subscribing to Paul Lewis’ weekly Moneybox blog, delivered to your inbox on a Friday afternoon. This week’s mail addresses a central unfairness; those laying down the law on pensions are sorted , those they tell to “engage” –  face  “glacial”  innovation from … Continue reading

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A lunchtime lesson about pensions for millennials – Guest Blog- Claer Barrett


This blog is from Claer Barrett, it was first published in the FT and is Claer’s contribution to Pension Awareness Day. I share it on this because a) it is brilliant, b)Clear has asked it to be shared and c) … Continue reading

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Financial advice, master or menace?


Which came first, the need or the greed? Old Mutual Wealth (a company that owns one of Britain’s largest financial advice networks and is build a tied network) has commissioned a survey that tells us 90% of those between 30 … Continue reading

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Pension dashboards and the art of saying nothing.


  With a great deal of noise, the Government announced yesterday its intention to pilot a set of data standards with 11 pension providers; Aon Avivia B&CE LV HSBC NEST NOW Royal London Standard Life WTW Zurich The list is … Continue reading

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Double Bill; dashboard+transparency


  You wait a summer for the pension policy bus and then two come together! This morning’s the Treasury big reveal when they’ll be rolling out plans for the pension dashboard at Aviva’s Digital Garage in “trending Hoxton”. This afternoon’s the world’s … Continue reading

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