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Sam Marsh’s response to TPR’s DB Funding Code

Sam Marsh is a lecturer and branch president of the Sheffield UCU. He has responded on his own behalf to TPR’s consultation. Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s response to TPR’s DB funding code consultation.

I have asked for responses to the Pension Regulator’s consultation questions and Ros Altmann has obliged. As a member of the House of Lords and former Pension Minister, I hope Ros’ replies will be of particular interest Continue reading

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BONFIRE. Keating and Clacher conclude their articles on the DB funding code

We began this series of blogs and articles with a call for a bonfire of regulation; at the very least we should start with this proposed Funding Code. Continue reading

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Why your pension records – like your medicals – should be yours by right

This blog sets out for the first time a fundamental right of the retirement saver, a right to see their pension record in a digitally readable format. Continue reading

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Changing the way our pensions work

I expect that those few remaining trustees and members of IGCs and GAAs who are in denial of the value of ESG, will – in the face of the forthcoming Act and the detail within the consultation, step down. Continue reading

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Pension scams reported at just £10m a year?

The truth is that the FCA do not have a number for the amount that leaks out of the system through dodgy advice.  The resources at their disposal to stop scamming are so small that they cannot even report on the proper size of the problem. Continue reading

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Open and shut conversations on pensions

For pensioners, pensions are very much open. We need to think more about how these DB pensioners are treated and start thinking of their needs for understanding and for financial services. Continue reading

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Clacher and Keating blog “Bowles to the Regulator”.

We have received and responded to over one hundred questions, comments and criticisms arising from them. Not one has come from the Pensions Regulator. We have no evidence that the Regulator is listening to us or anyone else. Constructive engagement requires constructive listening, not selective hearing. Continue reading

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Friday report from the COVID-19 actuaries: – includes “surviving quarantine”

The Friday Report – Issue 19 By Matt Fletcher, Nicola Oliver and John Roberts 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 … Continue reading

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What we don’t consider matters

Listening to Victoria Derbyshire talking about domestic abuse on the radio this morning , I was struck by one insight. When asked why domestic abuse had been such a low priority at the start of lockdown she observed that as … Continue reading

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