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We need to learn to love the PPF more


Hilary Salt asks “rather than designing new DB superfunds, wouldn’t it be better to grow to appreciate and improve our existing superfund?” It must be frustrating for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) when the public perception is that to end … Continue reading

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Why we should be proud to invest our savings in real assets!


  My blog yesterday on USS attracted a lot of attention on social media and some interesting comment. This from Ros Altmann – a blog in its own right; Excellent piece Henry. There is insufficient differentiation in this DB debate … Continue reading

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A wage in retirement or freedom from pensions?


Yesterday I wrote about one aspect of the dispute between Royal Mail and its workers – the difference in opinion between the two sides on how postal workers are financially supported in retirement. It appears very simple; Royal Mail want to … Continue reading

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Postmen want to strike – is it any wonder?


Maybe it’s because they’ve been reading the FCA’s report on Retirement Outcomes. Maybe the FCA have been talking with them. Either way, the 140,000 postal workers in the Royal Mail scheme don’t want a pension when they pack up their … Continue reading

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Pension Risk Sharing – they’re all at it but us!


Japanese CDC is coming @JohnRalfe1 @markjrowlinson @WillJAitken @henryhtapper https://t.co/e9D2UClhBR — Sam Pickford (@pickfos) June 2, 2017 Oh dear! News that the Japanese have gone all defined ambition did not go down well. Infact it went down like Japanese Knotweed at … Continue reading

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Royal Mail’s pension; kick out the experts


A wage in retirement – not a dump of cash At the back end of last week,  Royal Mail rejected the CWU’s proposal to establish a new defined benefit scheme designed to keep posties accruing a pension based on career … Continue reading

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A time to be angry


  I got angry yesterday… I was on a conference call with a couple of lawyers arguing about the technical difference between a “duty of care” and the need to “act in good faith”. Apparently the semantics let an employer … Continue reading

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The CWU pension proposals – your questions answered.


Yesterday’s article got a lot of interest and a number of people have asked for the technical details behind the CWU’s headlines; but first the headlines! All 130,000 Royal Mail staff could have access to DB accrual going forward Members … Continue reading

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Pensions Resurgent! The merit of the CWU’s proposals to the Royal Mail


For the third day I am returning to the CWU’s proposals to the Royal Mail which I now consider the most important break through in pension scheme design we have seen in Britain this century. I base this on three … Continue reading

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Is there really a “fail” at the Royal Mail?


  The Royal Mail is consulting with its staff on closing its final salary scheme to future accrual. This is a public consultation, the Royal Mail are putting it to their staff that an increase of pension contributions to 50% … Continue reading

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