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It’s a lot harder than that – Mr Bee!

Pensions are hard – you cannot disrupt them into being easy I’ve been accused of not taking pensions seriously, Hugh Pym, then the BBC’s chief economics correspondent, smiled indulgently and reminded me that the BBC couldn’t mention an organisation called Pension PlayPen … Continue reading

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A right to debate or a right to restitution? #WASPI

For many of us, men retire at 65 and women at 60, that was hard coded into our learning like the multiplication tables and it’s clearly quite hard to unlearn. Steve Bee makes a good point on twitter "When is … Continue reading

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The WASPI’s argument needs balance – guest blog by Frances Coppola.

  WASPI – “women against pension inequality” is the most fashionable campaign in pensions. But the most prominent woman in pensions, Ros Altmann, does not support it. The assumption has been that she has no choice and is simply towing … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment any more than a tax?

Speaking in Birmingham last week, former pension minister Steve Webb, commented on how hard it will be to raise the bar on employer auto-enrolment contributions from the current 1% of band earnings to 3% "Anything to get AE pension contributions … Continue reading

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Après-midi with the Bermondsey Bee – some thoughts on advice

I spent some leisure time yesterday afternoon with Steve Bee in and around the Bermondsey St Debtor’s Prison in which Jargon Free has its offices. I am 10 years younger than Steve and for many years have seen him as … Continue reading

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