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Tideway – CETVs need advisors not salesmen.


  Here is a statement from an article in “Money Observer” “We have seen a number of large schemes, including British Airways, RBS and Scotia Gas Network (ex British Gas), make quite large downward adjustments as volumes of transfers increase … Continue reading

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Pension scams; too little-too late?


  News from the Serious Fraud Office that they are at last on to the gang of financial thugs behind Capita Oak and the network of related frauds, will come as scant comfort to those who have been robbed and … Continue reading

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If you don’t know who’s paying, it’s probably you.


  The last few days have seen a reality check on who’s paying for the long term care of our elderly. Now I read this morning a report by the Resolution Foundation on who’s  paying for the deficit reduction plans … Continue reading

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Tory plans for pensions (with impressive opinions for boss/pub/partner)


Replace the current State Pension ‘Triple Lock’ with a new ‘Double Lock’ by 2020 – ensuring rises are in line with earnings or inflation. The ‘Triple Lock’ will be maintained until then. Frankly , most people didn’t expect triple-lock to … Continue reading

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Tory Theresa gets tough on pensioners.


THERESA May will end the triple lock on pensions and use the money saved to help younger workers instead. It will be one of the most controversial parts of the Tory election manifesto being unveiled by the PM. She will … Continue reading

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The purpose of pensions- served by Transparency.


Yesterday’s Transparency Symposium, organised by Family Agethangelou , delivered a series of insights on the Purpose of Pensions. The DWP were in attendance, I guess the political message was simple, we want pensions to meet people’s expectations of later life. … Continue reading

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Tata puts pensions first


  Though the details of Tata’s offer to the members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) are only sketchy , it is clear that they are focussed on members getting “PPF+” on existing benefits and a defined benefit pension … Continue reading

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Actuaries – many ears here to listen!


I am glad that I had a go at the actuarial experts arguing in the FT.  It didn’t change the way  people behaved yesterday – (although several hundred people appear to have spent time reading it) – but  it solicited … Continue reading

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You want to know the difference between RPI and CPI – from an expert?


Sometimes twitter just says wow! This is one of those times! Oh this is excellent. I mean seriously excellent. @TheActuaryMag @ProfPensions https://t.co/aJluICOIdk — Mike Harrison (@HigherEdActuary) May 12, 2017   Response to Department for Work and Pensions consultation on Security … Continue reading

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Actuaries! Talk with us – don’t argue with each other.


  There’s a  silly letter in the FT this week which I print in full.  Sir, Jo Cumbo’s report “Mortality update bodes well for pension deficits” (May 4) refers to an assertion by PwC that slowing mortality improvements could reduce UK … Continue reading

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