Tag Archives: Royal Mail

Time for a DC upgrade?


I was wading through yet another long and technical explanation of CDC  when I got my Eureka moment! I don’t want a CDC plan, I want a DC upgrade! I’m not dissing legal eagle Sandeep Maudgil (who’s soon to appear … Continue reading

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BSPS – with the benefit of hindsight.


“I wonder how many of the financial advisors who recommended transfers out , predicted a 10% drop in the stock market in one week? Not many is my bet.” This is a post on the main British Steel Pensioners Facebook … Continue reading

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If I was Theresa May….


I can understand Theresa May’s frustrations, I am a member of her party and have witnessed her “annus calamitous” up close and personal. I am a fan of May’s, an endangered species, but I prefer her to alternative models As … Continue reading

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A finger of fudge is not enough!


    The fudge that is “guidance” is top of the list of Ros Altmann’s priorities. She’s even written a letter to the Pensions Minister. Lord McKenzie (Labour) and Lord Sharkey (LibDem) and I have written joint letter to Pensions … Continue reading

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Pensions: universities could learn lessons from Royal Mail


David Pitt-Watson and Hari Mann believe there could be a way to settle the ongoing pensions row amicably   University employers and university staff are locked in a dispute about pensions. Both have reasonable positions. The employers say that the cost … Continue reading

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No shortage of “pension engagement” at Royal Mail.


Pension people want positive engagement, but when they get it, they ignore it or deride it. On Friday, the CWU announced that an agreement had been reached between CWU and Royal Mail which will now be put to the membership. … Continue reading

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“Trust is a fragile thing” – it’s based on sharing.


Alistair Queen of Aviva is a great representative of his company. He curated this graphic to twitter yesterday – and it was well liked. Alistair’s comment was made in the context of frustration from Jon Stapleton, a journalist who has done … Continue reading

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Terry Pullinger on progress towards a Royal Mail CDC scheme


  This video talks of the intent of the CWU to reach an agreement with Royal Mail.   “I believe we are on the verge of something very very special”

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A pension settlement needs general agreement.


I spent most of this cold dark weekend putting together a submission to the FCA on what we know is happening to millions of pounds of money that has been disinvested from the British Steel Pension Scheme and reinvested through … Continue reading

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A time of trust – not guarantees.


About the time that I was ranting to TISA about the complacency with which we are dismantling the retirement promises made to those who were promised a DB pension based on the years they worked with the company;- this happened! … Continue reading

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