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The PLSA needs dissenting voices

I watched a webinar of reminiscence from the PLSA executive , hosted by this year’s Chair Emma Douglas  (I felt obliged after promising to cover the event). The gist was that this was a return to BAU for the PLSA … Continue reading

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Inflation stalks the halls of the PLSA conference.

  The PLSA’s Edinburgh conference is for a second time happening in the midst of turmoil. Yesterday’s event started with a montage of footage beginning in March 2020 when the event last took place and taking us to today reminding … Continue reading

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The good the PLSA does

  I’m excited to be returning to Edinburgh for the PLSA investment conference at the end of May. I’m going as a blogger and will be reporting on the event. I attended a digital preview of the event yesterday afternoon … Continue reading

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Pension transfer times are getting longer , how can this (pension) be?

I am a fan of Pension Bee. I visited their new offices in Southwark yesterday, I was shown into the post room, apparently they get a special delivery every day, so much mail needs to be scanned from the pension … Continue reading

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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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