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UK – OK! Disclosure battle won – now let’s win the peace.


The PPI have produced a really excellent paper “Charges, returns and transparency in DC – what can we learn from other countries?” The report, sponsored by Which? explores UK charges for pension schemes against those in the US, Australia, the … Continue reading

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Lord share their data – but not yet!


Augustine’s wayward prayer – “Lord, make me holy – but not yet”, sprung to mind as I sat with the dashboardistas in Parliament yesterday. The Government’s “Pensions Dashboards – working together for the consumer” is a pretty vague document which … Continue reading

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Could “Dashboard-Day” be here at last?


Today’s a big day out for the dashboard-istas! Over the weekend , Theresa May linked herself to the pensions dashboard using the Daily Mail to pin her colours to the mast. It is clear that the Pensions Dashboard is going … Continue reading

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Open pensions – not closed meetings!


  In advance of an expected announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday, Frank Field has published a letter to Guy Opperman and his Work and Pensions Select Committee and  has published the findings  of a round table with the “pension … Continue reading

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HOT PRESS -PENSION PLAY PEN LUNCH -MONDAY – BE THERE FOR DASHBOARD LATEST!


We are confidently predicting that the Government will be making an announcement on the pensions dashboard on Monday morning. (December 3rd 2019) Since the announcement meeting is 11.30 – 12.30 and since the Pension PlayPen lunch starts at 12.30, I … Continue reading

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Pensions “Shock and Awe”


Next week looks like being a big one for Pensions with the Pensions Minister summoning the dasboardistas to Westminster on Monday morning for the big reveal. This meeting is scheduled to last an hour and will mean I will be … Continue reading

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Lost your pension? Play snakes and ladders – for all the DWP cares!


This morning I will be on local radio with five minutes to answer this question. The question’s prompted by a listener to Hereford and Worcester Radio who is sure he/she had a pension with someone somewhere but can’t remember much … Continue reading

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CDC and the actuarial profession


  I am not an actuary, I work with actuaries and I work for an actuarial firm. I stand up for actuaries and I praise them where praise is due. Yesterday saw an attack on the actuarial profession on twitter … Continue reading

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Stand aside for NextGen Pensions


As any gardener can tell you, to allow next year’s crop to come through, you need to prune your canes or shrubs or bushes in the autumn. The problem for the next generation of pensions folk is that opportunities are … Continue reading

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Pension Wise; demand outstrips supply


I got many of my clients into a pension pot and I’m determined to get their money our of it! Continue reading

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