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Keeping private pensions as simple as the State’s.

Next month I am due to talk for an hour to the CIPP on the state pension. It would be easy to talk technically about the process behind the recalculation of the state pension age but I want to connect … Continue reading

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The wellbeing of the elderly is all of our business.

Ros Altmann is right. No civilised country should leave pensioners out in the cold through winter. It’s time to act to ensure the elderly can heat their homes as fuel bills soar https://t.co/VPloQos2nm @yorkshirepost — Ros Altmann (@rosaltmann) January 7, … Continue reading

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On state pension conspiracy theories.

Two and a quarter years late, this blog is an answer to Ruth Gilbert’s question. I’m not sure why it has re-emerged on my timeline, but now is a good time to get a layman’s assessment of what we can … Continue reading

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An “independent” review of the state pension age.

  Full statement on the UK State Pension Age review and link to terms of reference. https://t.co/uRf7Cg3CF5 — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) December 14, 2021 Here’s what the Terms of Reference say The Government is required by the Pensions Act 2014 … Continue reading

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Steve Webb’s real world where pensions are pensions.

Sometimes pension specialists need reminding of what matters to non specialists-what we call (with some embarrassment)  “real people”. That’s what Steve Webb did on Thursday, speaking to around 250 PMI members  assembled virtually and in person in the City. This … Continue reading

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‘Normal service will be resumed by the end of October 2021″ -DWP

I hope Guy Opperman’s promise that those due their state pension , some for 6 months or more, will get their payments with more than an apology. The short term blip in service is being blamed by the Minister on … Continue reading

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Webb and Snowden on the state pension and scamming

We are hosting our first “Event” on Tues 3 August. You are invited to join our “All Stars” pension experts Steve Webb and Margaret Snowdon, for a coffee morning discussing state pensions and pension scams. Sign up to for free … Continue reading

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Does the FCA’s consumer duty help or hinder the pensioner?

  How Jane can give £10,000 to an insurer for an annuity and not benefit a penny Gareth, “the Ferret” Morgan is a fintech consumerist who stands up for those who are excluded from mainstream financial advice (and mainstream regulation).  … 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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Fair shares from the state pension

  In her recent article on the state pension in the FT, Sarah O’Connor reminds us “In the UK in 1917, King George V sent 24 congratulatory telegrams to citizens who had reached their 100th birthday. By the mid-1980s there … Continue reading

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