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Royal Mail strike averted – CDC gets a welcome break.

Only a week after the Pensions Regulator finally authorised Royal Mail’s Collective Pension Plan as Britain’s first CDC scheme, a strike that had threatened the future of the Plan’s sponsor has been averted. The news will come as a relief … Continue reading

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Will DC savers ever get pensions?

I am going to an event this afternoon organised by the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and hosted by a famous city law firm. Our agenda is how we move risk sharing on from the one (almost)  achieved example, … Continue reading

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August 1st – CDC day!

The 1st August is the day applications open for a new type of UK pension – what pension people know as CDC (though in regulation it is collective money purchase). It’s been a long time in the making, but today … Continue reading

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CDC takes a big step forward

  The Minister tweets w0ke us up this morning Guy Opperman this morning announced on twitter the timeline for the development of CDC as a viable third way for British workplace pensions. The thread of tweets was posted prior to … Continue reading

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What do you really think of CDC – go on – tell the RSA!

  The Royal Society of the Arts of which I am a proud member have been keen advocates of CDC for many years.  But rather than listening to the sound of their own voices (and mine), they’ve created a survey … Continue reading

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First Actuarial’s client conference in tweets

First Actuarial had its first client conference yesterday, if you weren’t there, it’s probably  because you aren’t a client. Make sure that doesn’t happen again next year! Here’s what you got/missed Hi Mark Riches introduces First Actuarial’s first client conference … Continue reading

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Royal Society of Arts – submission on CDC

Royal Society of Arts (RSA) – Tomorrow’s Investor Programme Evidence to DWP Select Committee Inquiry into Collective Pensions We are delighted that the DWP Select Committee has decided to launch an investigation into the introduction of CDC pensions. For the … Continue reading

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How do we auto-enrol workers in the “gig economy”?

A gig economy is an environment where temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun The consultancy McKinsey  reckon that some 162 million people in Europe and America work independently. … Continue reading

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May’s way

  I’ve been trying to work out what’s going on in British politics and how to characterise the changes in direction within our two major parties (and why our third parties seem so marginal). I’m concluding that what is going … Continue reading

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Debunking the RSA myth that Dutch CDC provide better outcomes

I’ve received this open letter from John Lawson (he of Aviva) which I print in full. Dear Henry, I have mentioned before the folly of relying on the RSA for any rigorous analysis. The RSA is a political construct, not a … Continue reading

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