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DWP renews its efforts to increase pension credit

  It’s good to see the DWP responding to the cost of living crisis in a way that targets pensioner poverty The DWP plan their campaigns weeks, if not months ahead of launch , so this campaign happily coincides with … Continue reading

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Financial Planning for people with small pension pots

Problem – people with small pots with no financial plan NEW: The OBR predicts that over-55s will be dipping earlier and deeper into their pension pots to help manage the cost-of-living crisis. pic.twitter.com/oYoMXQQoXT — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) March 23, 2022 … Continue reading

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The State Pension made simple – CIPP public sector update

  I really enjoyed my lunchtime presentation to over 400 members of the CIPP. Thanks to you for letting me share my thoughts on the State Pension and thanks to Shaun Tetley for chairing the session. I keep saying this, … Continue reading

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State Pension Age Review – no scope-creep please!

The Government has published an open consultation; Second State Pension age review: independent report call for evidence It asks for us to go back to first principles and consider why we have a state pension and who pays for who. … Continue reading

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Will these pension dashboards be worth the wait?

This week, the Government published a paper on the regulations that will govern the delivery and running of pension dashboards. These should begin appearing in 2024 and will reach steady state some time before the end of this decade. In … Continue reading

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Downing Street’s three pension interventions this century.

Intervention one – The Turner Commission. It is useful from time to time to revisit the work of Adair Turner’s Pension Commission which first reported in 2004. 18 years on the generation it considered “young” are now approaching the “normal … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment upgrade? Let’s sort out state benefits first.

He said much the same, re: bidding for a Bill in the 3rd or 4th session, to @AdrianBoulding in September. https://t.co/ehKIxCKoE1 — David Robbins (@David_J_Robbins) January 26, 2022   The thread says what needs to be said. The Government has … Continue reading

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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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