Tag Archives: TPR

How do we use our IGCs?

My key words in the title are “we” and “our”. The Independent Governance Committee’s set up as a result of the failings in contact-based workplace pensions identified by the OFT, are for us – the consumer. They were not set … Continue reading

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Who are these pension delinquents?

Pension delinquents The weekend has seen a fair bit of interest in pension saving. This morning’s Wake up to Money featured Ros Altmann celebrating 10m new savers auto-enrolled into workplace pensions. Sunday’s lead story was Amber Rudd’s threat that she … Continue reading

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The DC landscape – littered with small pots!

The Pensions Regulator has published its landscape of trust based Defined Contribution plans in the UK. It’s most easily viewed in this presentation. , If you have flipped through the ten slides, you will have missed the most interesting statistic in … Continue reading

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“They’ve got Charles Counsell – he’s one of their own”

  As a kid I always preferred home-grown, beat the expensive imported stuff.  So it seems does the Pensions Regulator – who’ve eschewed the great and the good and gone for one of their own. Those of us who have … Continue reading

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Re-deploying our pension winners!

Webb for Regulator? This rumour has sparked a twitter storm among those who think Steve Webb is conflicted in potentially exercising the powers of the Pensions Regulator on policies he initiated as pensions minister. Exclusive: Sir Steve Webb, the former … Continue reading

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The wheels of the law turn (too) slowly

@henryhtapper @NJM71 @mk14steve @RedCircleFP @RAF_IFA Back in Jan ’18, 4 pension scammers were ordered to pay back millions they stole from hundreds of victims. And now 9 months later these crooks have been banned from acting as trustees. NINE MONTHS! … Continue reading

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“Making workplace pensions work” – the Pension Regulator’s new approach

I’ve been on the Pensions Regulator’s stakeholder panel a couple of years and this gets me a ticket to their Annual Conference. I haven’t bought the new vision in previous years, but yesterday’s event, held in County Hall, pushed the … Continue reading

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I was ashamed of my pension colleagues

Yesterday, as a guest of CWU’s Deputy General Secretary , Terry Pullinger, I spent a morning at the Westminster City Forum’s conference on Next Steps for UK Pension Funds. The Conference dealt with the regulation of DB pensions, consolidation and the future … Continue reading

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The silent majority aren’t drawing down anything!

The proportion of full cash withdrawals and annuity plans sold with advice in the second half of 2017/18 fell to its lowest rate since the second half of 2015/16. This means that an increasing proportion of pots accessed through an … Continue reading

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CDC has cross-party support, it also needs cross-departmental support.

I was at a CDC Forum yesterday with people from the DWP and various pension experts, I can’t say who or what they said but suffice it to say that this was “large employer stuff”. Necessarily this is where the … Continue reading

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