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Shouldn’t pensions “stay at home”?

Should we stop transfers for the next 6 months?   Yields are down, markets are down, has there ever been such a time to transfer your pension rights? That’s what many people may be thinking and if you were a … Continue reading

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Pension Gender Gap; let’s change unfairness – not inequality.

Scottish Widows defines “The gender pension gap” as the difference between the average female and male’s savings for retirement. That’s an insurer’s way of looking at pensions. I suspect that most people at retirement see retirement in terms of savings, … Continue reading

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Time for pensions to act on climate change

The DWP has written a letter to the Pensions Regulator telling it to set out its climate change strategy. The letter is a little awkward as it tries to shoehorn the need for this strategy into TPR’s core objectives.  It’s … Continue reading

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Why a new pensions commission would fail

There’s a call from our current pensions minister to set up another pension commission like we had fifteen years ago.  That commission was a success as it resulted in progressive policies like auto-enrolment and made us sit up and think … Continue reading

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Let the Lady speak for me (on Brexit)

I was a silent remainer. I have been a Liberal most of my life, voted Liberal in #GE2019 and am proud to know Ros Altmann and Gina Miller as friends. Yesterday I bowed in front of the Throne in the … Continue reading

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A pension tax- relief debate (beats Love Island any Sunday)

While the nation was working out Dancing on Ice and the new #loveisland line-up,  I was engaged in an intellectual arm-wrestle with amongst others, Mike Otsuka, John Ralfe, Sam Pickford, Steve Bee and (in the stands) Ros Altmann. The topic, … Continue reading

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How the UK could lead the world – supporting older people.

Josephine Cumbo continues to write with precision about the need for reform of the pension taxation system. If you can’t read her latest article, perhaps you should think of subscribing to the FT – at least to read her output … Continue reading

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Ros is right – birthday card’s get read – and so does she.

Plenty of us have been thinking about how to make that annual statement that we get about our pensions stick in our minds, so that we understand what we have. One person speaks to and for the nation on pensions … Continue reading

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Right in principle – wrong in practice. Ros Altmann’s tax reforms need more work

  Ros Altmann is bang on the money when proposing we link healthcare and pensions in her most recent blog The big picture policy issue for the UK is how to afford a healthcare system that is free at the … Continue reading

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What would BREXIT mean to workplace pensions?

  Europe has a great deal of influence on UK pensions; the influence includes fund reporting, funding requirements, reserving against risk and even competition between service providers. This can have very strange results. The reason that NEST has such a … Continue reading

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