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Will the cost of living crisis lead to a run on the (pension) pot?

  Around the turn of the century I wrote my first Government pension consultation response., it was for Eagle Star and was supposed to have been signed off by someone in policy. It wasn’t and it went to Government including … Continue reading

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Why is the state pension so complicated?

  Due to the wonder of BBC sounds , you can listen to Paul Lewis, Ros Altmann and Steve Webb discussing this question (minutes 2-13); it’s well worth listening to as it is full of good tips for you , … Continue reading

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WASPI’s drowning out another minority – those who stayed “in”.

There is a second WASPI petition. There’s a new #WASPI petition – please sign it! Currently at 11k signatures… How soon 100k? https://t.co/ijhUQohWtk — Sarah Pennells(@Savvy_Woman) September 13, 2017 The WASPI women are well organised and have a widening support … Continue reading

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Steve Webb and the triple lock – muddy waters!

  Here’s that Royal London press release, calling for State Pensions to be reduced and contributions to private pensions to increase. Royal London has set out a three point plan for the key pension priorities of an incoming government, including … Continue reading

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The New State Pension; winners and losers!

Today I am going to be on TV, which is making me nervous-I’m surprised how nervous – I expect it’s the fear of the unknown and it’s about having to make stupid choices (tie/no tie; white or patterned shirt etc). … Continue reading

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Why the FCA should take a leaf out of tPR’s book.

  The Pensions Regulator have been re-born over the last five years and become focussed on helping advisers, trustees and employees solve pension problems. They have started treating us as  customers and not potential criminals. Sadly, this attitudinal shift doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Big day coming up

This conversation appeared on my Facebook page today in response to a posting of a Telegraph article urging the Government to get stuck into unfunded public pensions. I’m not saying this is the kind of conversation that is going on … Continue reading

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