Tag Archives: Ros Altmann

‘Normal service will be resumed by the end of October 2021″ -DWP

I hope Guy Opperman’s promise that those due their state pension , some for 6 months or more, will get their payments with more than an apology. The short term blip in service is being blamed by the Minister on … Continue reading

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Unfair taxes for people working to stay off the breadline.

The consequences of the Government’s tax raid to sort out the NHS and pay for social pay are becoming clear. Here is the FT’s summary; There were some winners from the policy. People receiving only pension income will not be … Continue reading

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The pension dashboard’s never-ending lockdowns! (a Pension PlayPen coffee morning)

I’m enjoying these Pension PlayPen coffee mornings organised by Steve Goddare. Last week’s chat featured Steve Webb and Margaret Snowden and this week’s had me and Ros Altmann. They’ve got a “let’s make it up as we go along” feel … Continue reading

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Coffee morning today with Ros and Henry

🔵🟣 REMINDER – COFFEE MORNING TODAY 🟣🔵 You are invited to our coffee morning TODAY! Already so many familiar faces have confirmed their attendance. Everyone is invited! No need to reserve your place, or sign up to the website, just … Continue reading

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Wrong in a good way – why I disagree with Ros on CDC

Ros Altmann has put a resolute defense of the status quo as a comment to my recent blog “barriers to CDC”. Nobody would accuse Ros of lobbying for the vested interests of the pension industry, nor of a lack of … Continue reading

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“Another missed opportunity to properly address social care”- Ros Altmann

In this blog, Ros Altmann reacts to the Government’s statement on care funding in the Queen’s Speech. It was originally published on Ros’ blog and is republished with her permission If not now, when? Queen’s Speech missed another chance for … Continue reading

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“The new bargain” – in conversation with Ros Altmann

This blog is in response to Ros Altmann’s comments on Mark Fawcett’s “new bargain”. It is good that this discussion is happening, though my thoughts are amateur and are driven by opinion rather than a deep understanding of private markets. … Continue reading

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Altmann and Fawcett on DC’s new bargain

  Over the Easter weekend , I continued to question the legitimacy of illiquids in the default funds that dominate retirement saving in the UK. To date these funds have invested in liquid funds which have sought returns by passively … Continue reading

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How can we vaccinate pensioners against scams?

Ros Altmann’s proposal needs to be taken seriously. The idea is not hers, it has been part of Just’s policy position  for some time,  but her amplification is important. We might consider a Pension Wise appointment akin to a financial … Continue reading

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Ros Altmann’s defence of pension consultants (contested).

I wouldn’t say my “postbag was full” , but my recent blog on the damage inflicted by pension consultants on the UK pension framework has raised a few heckles on social media. Having worked in pension consultancies for nearly twenty … Continue reading

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