Tag Archives: Qtac

AE Pots must follow workers (Hargreaves Lansdown’s right)


I have just read a policy paper in my hand from Hargreaves Lansdown;  “Putting Individuals at the Heart of the Pension System”. After some pretty dire submissions to the Work and Pensions Committee on CDC, I hadn’t thought to agree with … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Customer care, how pensions can learn from payroll (and Newcastle!)


Steve Cram – what a guy @Cintrapayroll thx for a great day! pic.twitter.com/MPi7BmmD0x — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) February 9, 2017  Cue Cintra Steve Cram, closing the Cintra user event on Thursday, remarked that it was unusual to find every table … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is automatic-enrolment about to become a pension issue?!


Business software is not glamorous; writing about the goings on of the annual BASDA conference was going to be a challenge, especially with a sexy pension dashboard conference happening concurrently. So I’m pleased to bring a good news story to your … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment, pensions, social media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AE – State of the Nation – thoughts from Accountex


  Two days conducting over 300 conversations with accountants , payroll experts and a pension providers has put me in reflexive (and recumbent!) mood!. I may only have spoken to 1 in 10 of the people who passed the Pension … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NEST takes the strain.


NEST have something to shout about and it’s not news. Like good background music, they’ve succeeded in being there but not getting noticed. They’ve gone about their business over the last three months increasing their participating employers from 40 to … Continue reading

Posted in NEST, pensions, Retirement, Ros Altmann | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Making auto-enrolment rather more fun! QTAC,tPR and Pension PlayPen by the sea


The business of learning is seldom made much fun, at least in adult circles. Children are more sensible about this and make games of education. Recently, we’ve embarked on a round Britain road trip to talk about how auto-enrolment might … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

“Two nation pensions” – why I can’t make the NAPF this week


  There are a number of reasons why I can’t make the NAPF Conference this week I have to talk to accountants , payroll managers and finance directors in London, Birmingham and Slough The conference now costs too much for … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Calling all accountants and payroll bureaux


QTAC, the Pension Regulator and Pension PlayPen have got together to provide payroll bureaux and accountants with responsibility for payroll with training on how to stage and manage auto-enrolment. They’re all over the country and will cover the key issues … Continue reading

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment