Tag Archives: The Pensions Regulator

“Why pensions might just change your life”.

This morning I’m travelling north east to Newcastle on the first train up. I’ll be delivering the graveyard slot for my friend Carsten Staehr at the Cintra Conference. The people I’ll be talking with don’t like pensions, Carsten’s title is … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore the Pensions Regulator.

A cautionary tale was published on the Pensions Regulator’s website yesterday. There’s not much point embellishing the statement made by tPR. If you’re organisation runs an occupational pension scheme, then it has to disclose to the Pensions Regulator when they ask for … Continue reading

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Why job – splitters can get shafted on pensions.

I was woken early in the morning to the sound of Robert Cochran, the familiar voice of Scottish Widows pensions team. Scottish Widows have done some research that £90m a year is being saved by employers/lost to employees as a result of … Continue reading

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DIY Pension Diagnostics – (a data dream)

  Most of us know how hard it is to see a Doctor these days, and how easy it is to get medical help online. Most people I know will consult the internet rather before ringing the surgery. If only … Continue reading

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“Focused, faster and more frequent” – tPR unmasks “Friendly” Pensions.

When the Pensions Regulator launched its corporate plan in April of last year, I wasn’t the only person to be a little sceptical. “Intervening more frequently and acting quicker?” – the proof is in the pudding and the pudding had … Continue reading

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Frank Field and the “two worlds” of pensions.

    On Thursday 13th December the Workplace and Pensions Select Committee took evidence from a variety of people with an interest in the choices members have to take as part of Time to Choose, but in the context of  the … Continue reading

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Is the USS really in crisis?

Professor Dennis Leech is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Warwick University. This week has seen the University Employers threaten to withdraw sponsorship for future DB accrual, the University Union announce intended strike action and the DWP Select Committee ask fundamental questions about … Continue reading

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We need to learn to love the PPF more

Hilary Salt asks “rather than designing new DB superfunds, wouldn’t it be better to grow to appreciate and improve our existing superfund?” It must be frustrating for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) when the public perception is that to end … Continue reading

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Con Keating on regulation and DB Governance

Con is a regular on this blog, here he discusses the Pension Regulator’s role  in DB Governance. Our deconstruction of the narrative promoted by the Pension Regulator occupies around one third of our response to the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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We need more than “A pin-stickers guide to workplace pensions”.

Steve Bee once told me that all workplace pensions are the same.  In the context of the conversation (getting small employers to chose the right one), I knew what he meant, it is as hard for small employers to pick … Continue reading

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