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USS and the risks of power over other people’s wealth

    In political science and popular discourse,[1] the horseshoe theory asserts that the far-left and the far-right, rather than being at opposite and opposing ends of a linear political continuum, closely resemble one another, analogous to the way that the opposite ends of a horseshoe are close together. ..Proponents … Continue reading

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“In pensions we trust” – when our data is trusty!

Yesterday I talked about how we can  performance analysis of individual pension pots to sense check the quality of data. The idea is to make sure that once contributions reach the pension provider, they are properly recorded and people can … Continue reading

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Pensions and the power of patience

  There is a polarisation going on when people come to draw their retirement savings and these figures show it very well. Those who want their money early (55-64) want the money in their bank account or at an enhanced … Continue reading

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Power or the proper exercise of power? #villagate

The Liberals are more likely to be in power after May than Conservative or Labour The irony of Milliband’s and Cameron’s obsessions with two party politics is that this country is now 1-10 on to have no overall majority in the next … Continue reading

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How Government can ensure capacity for good pensions advice and provision

There are concerns over whether the UK has enough spare power capacity over the coming years. So to ensure the lights stay on the government is offering electricity producers a “capacity payment”, which is a payment simply for having power … Continue reading

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