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Creative Pension Trust? – don’t ask me!

  Industry gossip or genuine cause for concern? A number of conversations I had at yesterday’s Capacity Crunch conference at the Friends of Auto-Enrolment focussed on the febrile finances of  master trust arrangements. In particular, the arrangement between the trustees and … Continue reading

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Pro Bono – remember that? Hat’s off to ICPA and QTAC

I’ve been blogging recently about failure The failure of the Investment Association to align itself with the interests of its ultimate customers- consumers The failure of the NAPF to engage with employers not in the club (namely the 1.8 m … Continue reading

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Come on Sage – you can and should do better!

Sage are a great British success story. Over the past 20 years they have become pre-eminent as a payroll software supplier and latterly a portal for a range of back-office business solutions. Www.pensionplaypen.com is itself a business customer, using SagePay … Continue reading

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“A question of trust”- accountants and auto-enrolment pensions.

I’m not going to quote Einstein’s definition of insanity as that would be madness. To understand how tactical short-cuts spiral into destruction look at what PPI has done to the share price of our high-street banks This blog is for accountants who … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment’s tactical- pensions are strategic

  The old questions “are you managing your business or is your business managing you?” and “fail to plan, plan to fail” are annoyingly true- annoying because they are business clichés and doubly annoying as they remind us of the … Continue reading

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