Tag Archives: pensions

Why every firm must pay attention to their pension


The poet  Yeats , concludes a short poem But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Small employers rely on large organisations to establish, … Continue reading

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Wake up to the PPF!


  It was good to oversleep and wake up not to the lark (metaphorical here in EC4), but to Alan Rubenstein purring about his Pension Protection Fund. Pension Protection Fund figures published yesterday show the lifeboat scheme has £4.1bn surplus and … Continue reading

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Shaking up at the DWP- how will politics effect pensions and payroll?


As we all know by now, the DWP are very proud of auto-enrolment which former Pension Minister described as “that hen’s tooth – a public policy success”. At the time of writing, I should be in a meeting chaired by … Continue reading

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So when will Workie go robo?


Channel 4 did a Dispatches this week on the perils for employers in choosing a pension. I think I am off Dispatches’ Christmas Card list since telling them that annuities weren’t a rip-off at the back of 2013. In any … Continue reading

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Why I’m learning from Stephen Kelly


Business mentors are important. For some years I’ve looked at Martin Lewis as an example. I have exploited a gap in conviction based thought leadership in pensions to build this blog and help develop Pension PlayPen as a brand that … Continue reading

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Good retirement outcomes depend on collective solutions


The FCA have called for evidence on the likely success of our current “at retirement” strategy, this response is consistent with what this blog has been saying for some years, collective problems need collective solutions, the market is not enough, … Continue reading

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“Just because you’ve built it”..Some home truths about robo-advice.


The problem with Alan and Gina Miller is they are right, and they say the things that the financial services industry don’t want to hear. Before the TTF was a gleam in our eye , they were proving we were … Continue reading

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The future of employee benefits (guest blog from Matthew Masters)


Have you wondered what the future of employee benefit consulting holds in a world where 1.5 million employers will have workplace pensions? One thing’s for certain, with all those employers there will always be employees. With employees come employee benefits. … Continue reading

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Time for a clear out


Big decisions like BREXIT kelp declutter the mind. Some of the most powerful thought-pieces I have read from Nigel Wilson, Steve Kelly and other business leaders have been about the need to return our focus to the fundamentals , the … Continue reading

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The future of NEST


  NEST has called for people and organisations to comment on what it should do when the initial surge of auto-enrolment is over. We have already seen rivals to Sage suggesting it remain circumscribed to its current limited function. We … Continue reading

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