Tag Archives: Steve Webb

Flex first-fix later – Pension PlayPen coffee morning today at 10.30am

I will be chairing this session which is hard luck on Phil Boyle as I have a number of questions about his and Steve Webbs’ proposal and am sceptical the plan can work. Isn’t this a fees-fest for advisers? How … Continue reading

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“Flex First – Fix Later” – can Webb and Boyle’s proposal work?

I will be chairing this session which is hard luck on Phil Boyle as I have a number of questions about his and Steve Webbs’ proposal and am sceptical the plan can work. Isn’t this a fees-fest for advisers? How … Continue reading

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If you have a NINO – use it! Why we should share our personal data on pension dashboards.

  As well as explaining the missing millions owed to Mums by the DWP, Steve Webb brought up an interesting issue for the Pensions Dashboard. Because not every dashboard user has a national insurance number, the “Nino” will not be … Continue reading

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Mothers – are you claiming your missing £millions?

Steve Webb gave his usual barn-storming performance at Pension PlayPen’s coffee morning yesterday. You can watch it here. He has uncovered another issue with the State Pension , this time concerning mothers who have not been properly credited with qualifying … Continue reading

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Steve Webb and Mother’s Missing £Millions – Pension Playpen – Today!

At today’s Pension PlayPen Coffee Morning event our former Pensions Minister, Sir Steve Webb, will be giving us an insight to a further Government debacle relating to Pensions and Benefits. A new campaign led by Sir Steve Webb has been launched … Continue reading

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Can pension projections make sense of our savings?

In a dignified article in the FT, Steve Webb  warns that the Financial Reporting Council’s plans to project pension returns based on how investments have done in the past comes with the real risk that ” the new statement figures … Continue reading

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People’s income needs in retirement don’t fall away with age (IFS)

Thanks to David Sturrock, Carl Emmerson and Carolyn Jones for their comments on the IFS’ excellent research  funded by IRS Savings consortium, which includes the ABI ACA, Canada Life, IA, MaPS, PLSA Particular thanks to Heidi Karjalainen who together with … Continue reading

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Financial education? It needs more conviction than most of us can muster!

People in the pensions industry are fond of using the phrase “financial education” as if they know the answer and those who aren’t doing what they want to do are financially illiterate.  This is hugely arrogant and largely wrong. People … Continue reading

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GMP equalisation; will my DB transfer get a top-up?

This blog is a Q&A from the Daily Mail’s”This is Money” online service . I love reading Steve Webb’s answers which are as authoritative and simple as Martin Lewis’. “I transferred my final salary pension to my private pension scheme … Continue reading

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The value of Ellie’s pension saving

I am not sure what John Ralfe had in mind when he tweeted Unless this self-employed 25 year old is paying 40% tax, they should be saving outside a pension, not inside (and possibly even if they are 40% taxayers) … Continue reading

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