Tag Archives: Salary

Pension = Wage for life

Sloppy journalism confusing readers. A quick scan of the Daily Telegraph’s Money Pages leaves me hopeless at its hapless reporting of pensions. Somebody should sit down with the whole personal finance team and read them the riot act. Take Mike … Continue reading

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Why pensions pinch your pay packet

We now know that we are unlikely to get a national pay rise for the rest of the decade. We are worse off in terms of wages than we were ten years ago. What we get paid matters and with … Continue reading

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Doctors are pension millionaires – so why are they striking?

My Dad’s a doctor and in retirement – he has a great pension  and who can begrudge him it? He retired 25 years ago as a senior partner – on about one third of the final salary he’s be on today. Like him, I … Continue reading

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A pound spent on pension’s as good as salary – the new golden rule

I published a blog recently on the need for the DWP to take notice of the real concerns of the ASA. It got some  really interesting comments made on various sites mainly opposing the ACA’s pessimism. Interestingly the pessimism of the actuaries mirrors … Continue reading

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Public sector pension debt

How long before the ratings agencies catch up with us and require us to take action over our public sector pension debt? Continue reading

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