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The DWP sticks to its guns on disclosure

Disclosure of costs, charges and investments in DC occupational pensions Government Response The DWP have fulfilled on their promise to provide a disclosure framework for occupational  DC pension schemes. From April 2019, anyone in a DC workplace pension will be … Continue reading

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If I was Theresa May….

I can understand Theresa May’s frustrations, I am a member of her party and have witnessed her “annus calamitous” up close and personal. I am a fan of May’s, an endangered species, but I prefer her to alternative models As … Continue reading

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First Actuarial on CDC (submission to W&P Select).

First Actuarial is a partnership of consulting actuaries and administrators that offers the full range of pension services to both trustees and employers. Our clients’ pension schemes range in size from £0.5 million to nearly £2 billion in assets. However, … Continue reading

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10 best read blog posts of 2017

In search order Why some transfer values are ridiculously high?     2017 was a year when the cash equivalent transfer value became fashionable again. When we look back at what CETVs have done to Defined Benefit pensions over the past 24 months, … Continue reading

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The pension dashboard is changing – but for the better?

      Like a fool I thought that a DWP seminar on the Pension Dashboard would be held at the DWP, it was held at the ABI. I had to double back on my Boris Bike. which meant I missed the … Continue reading

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Work and pensions are boring – getting paid is never boring

This article first appeared in Reward Strategy. It’s a thank you to the people in payroll who have made a boring pension person a little more chirpy!   Readers who went to the CIPP conference and award dinner, will know … Continue reading

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Why have pensions lost their social purpose?

As a delegate to the conservative party conference, I was invited to submit a discussion topic. I asked that we discussed how we can put Britain’s £2tr pounds of pension wealth to good economic use, whether this money could hold … Continue reading

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Small employers are sorting the pension problem – but they need some help!

  There are a lot of organisations taking the credit for auto-enrolment and it’s true it has worked because Government , providers and business advisers have worked together. But the heavy lifting has been done by getting on for a … Continue reading

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Four ways to harvest what auto-enrolment has sown!

We have to think how we can best support the 1m employers who have workplace pensions. Here are some solutions we’re coming to. Continue reading

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Standard Life- welcome to Sage’s digital “Data Exchange”!

I’m very pleased to see Standard Life’s announcement that its “Good to go” proposition is now part of Sage’s Data Exchange initiative. The news grabs headlines in the Scotsman and it should be headline news down south as well! Employer’s … Continue reading

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