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Can pensions save the planet? Not with TPR’s proposed DB funding code!

I received an interesting update earlier today on a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference on ‘Can Pensions Save the Planet?’ One of the people talking was Caroline Escott from Railpen, covering some of the important work Railpen has … Continue reading

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The pensions dashboard needs more urgency

If there is one pension policy initiative that has grabbed popular support, it is the delivery of pension dashboards. In 2018 we nearly lost the dashboard and it took till earlier this year to get legislation in place meaning we … Continue reading

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Why is the PLSA laying into Guy Opperman?

What is going wrong? It appears that the PLSA has fallen out with the DWP and the Pensions Minister in particular. Yesterday the PLSA’s Director of Policy publicly criticized the Pension Minister for failing to adopt its proposals on “Guided … Continue reading

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“Should fans have a voice?”; as with football, so with pensions.

I found this article  on Mallowstreet, a gated community for pension people. It is written by Sandra Woolf and its main contributor, Richard Butcher is both professional trustee and Chair of the PLSA. It is based on a press release … Continue reading

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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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