Tag Archives: Steve Webb

Mark Ormston on the price of securing “retirement living standards”

When I first read the PLSA’s 2022 update on their “retirement living standards” I queried the cost of securing the balance between a minimum , moderate or comfortable retirement income and what people are likely to get from the state … Continue reading

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No crocodile tears over falling contributions – please!

In a lachrymose display of virtue signalling, the PMI reports that many employees are either reducing contributions to workplace pensions or thinking of doing so. This is neither surprising or regrettable, people need to take pension holidays from time to … Continue reading

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Opperman and Stride give pensions a dream result.

Social media never sleeps 20.06: Guy Opperman appointed MoS at DWP This announcement had yet to appear on the Government’s Ministerial website , the headline is from Order Order – the unofficial news channel for the Westminster Village, Breaking news came from … Continue reading

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Are state pensions political playthings?

  A social media debate has broken out on twitter , prompted by this post from LBC Ministers ‘planning to raise the pension age to 68 by the mid-2030s’ in blow to millions https://t.co/fCr4Y6UJ0d — LBC (@LBC) October 5, 2022 … Continue reading

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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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