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Pension trade bodies vie for “tallest dwarf”.

On December 17th, the DWP reported on the findings of its small pots working group, the report was accompanied by press releases from the various participants in a competition to find the tallest dwarf. I am sorry to write ill … Continue reading

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Is now the union’s time?

Yesterday was the  first of the TUC’s pension conference and in a single session, the conference debated “investing in a just transition to a low carbon economy”. Guy Opperman spoke and was well received by Chair Paul Novak and by … Continue reading

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Why there’s no pension aisle in the MoneySupermarket (pt 94)_

Martyn Lewis spoke at the PLSA virtual conference yesterday. It’s not easy to see how many were listening but I was as his contributions  to the world of pension provision, though few, are  valued. Speaking from home, Lewis explained the … Continue reading

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PLSA calls for its own regulatory regime to help us spend our pensions

  The Retirement Living Standards were an initiative that the PLSA should be proud of and I’m glad to see WTW’s Lifesight integrating them into its modelling tools for its savers (announced yesterday). The difficult second album is to find … Continue reading

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Who’s protecting pensions from the impact of COVID?

This is a very real and important question as the priorities of Government tend to be protect jobs and the businesses that create job over the incomes of those who have left the labor market. The key performance indicators of … Continue reading

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Progress in uncertain times #PLSAinvest20

Democracy 1 – Digital 0 The PLSA’s investment conference made it to its end without drama and with considerable dignity. Emma Douglas’ question took on a new meaning as it turned out many “delegates” never got north of the border … Continue reading

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Is Opperman getting it done? #PLSAinvest20

  Three months is a long time in politics. At the beginning of December Guy Opperman was part of a minority Government seemingly on the ropes. Three months  later, he is part of a Government with a majority of 80 … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with the new virus

  There was an awkward moment at the end of my appointment with my NHS consultant  yesterday morning. As we rose to part both instinctively stuck out our hands and then with a forced laugh withdrew and fist-pumped. We had … Continue reading

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Our right to dream of a fairer deal for older people.

It’s been another brutal week in politics. I’m glad that the pensions team in place at the start of it – remain in place at the end of it.  I’m pleased  that Guy Opperman remains our pensions minister. As my … Continue reading

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That was the week (that was)

This week has seen a Pensions Bill make it into the Queen’s Speech, the Pensions Regulator’s Stakeholder Conference (Monday) , the Owen James Meeting of Minds (Tuesday) and the PLSA conference (Wednesday to Friday). And then there’s the minor political … Continue reading

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