Tag Archives: state pension

Flunking financial literacy – it’s a global thing!


Amin Rajan is a clever man and he has written a very good article in the FT that starts The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s recent exposure of the abuses around the 2015 pension freedoms that enable people to cash in their gold-plated … Continue reading

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Portals for show, pensions for dough


    The Pension Dashboard is under pressure. Having lost its sponsor, Simon Kirby MP in this summer’s election, early-day momentum is running out. The ABI are clearly fed up and are now calling for Government intervention if they are to … 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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Actuaries! Talk with us – don’t argue with each other.


  There’s a  silly letter in the FT this week which I print in full.  Sir, Jo Cumbo’s report “Mortality update bodes well for pension deficits” (May 4) refers to an assertion by PwC that slowing mortality improvements could reduce UK … 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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Time to dig this Government out of its hole?


Tax, national insurance and pensions policy should be put in a vault marked “toxic” and should be handled with extreme caution. This morning I have three toxic issues to prove my point. The fiasco of announcing an increase in national insurance … Continue reading

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Are pensions in crisis?


There has been talk of late of pensions in crisis. Infact the opposite may be true. Pensions may finally be getting back on their feet. News that the retired tycoon – Philip Green has made a voluntary contribution of £363m … Continue reading

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Too Expensive to Keep? Is it time to break our promises to the baby boomers?


In a stunning lecture delivered without notes to a “senior” audience at the Oxford and Cambridge Club last night, Paul Johnson helped us ask these questions of ourselves. For his audience was by and large – precisely the entitled class … Continue reading

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Where does all the money go?


Ok guy – have a look at this picture. It’s a very odd way of looking at money (especially the cash benefits – which for most will be the various family, disability and general living allowances). But it makes its … Continue reading

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Should we block the triple lock?


  Ros Altmann speaks out (shock!) We now have three former  pension ministers making a lot more noise than our current pension minister. Ros Altmann who we are now realising never should have done the jog Steve Webb who should … Continue reading

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