Tag Archives: TPR

If you’re an Uber driver , you have a NOW pension.

I wondered whether the headline had  been better “if you’re an Uber driver, you now have a pension” but for industry readers, the news is that NOW at last have something to tell the world that isn’t “mea culpa”. I … Continue reading

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Are you getting pension consultation fatigue?

It looks like plenty of us are As well as being year 2 of the pandemic, 2021 continues to be the year of the pensions consultation #ConsultationFatigue https://t.co/ZKN0luwqLo — Tess Page (@Tess_invests) September 16, 2021 While #ConsultationFatigue isn’t trending, conversations … Continue reading

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A Standard for pension VFM is the practical way forward

The FCA and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have published a joint discussion paper on developing a common framework for measuring value for money (VFM) in defined contribution (DC) pension schemes. The aim of the two regulators is to drive a … Continue reading

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Making sense of value and money with personal “investment rates”

  Today we expect a discussion paper from tPR/FCA on the measurement of value for money. This is not so much a blog but an essay about measuring value. I’m trying to write about what I hear people saying and … Continue reading

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UCU and UUK should ask more of their pension and its regulator.

I’ve received some feedback on my comments about the current situation in UK universities. But not quite the level of feedback that Jo Cumbo is getting! The way USS has handled this is just ridiculous. University staff don’t take kindly … Continue reading

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Why Aussies love pensions (and we don’t).

The Australian Regulator has produced a simple way for Australians saving into DC workplace pensions to look at their savings product and make a reasonable assessment of whether they are getting value for money. They are not using the complex … Continue reading

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The prospect of fair, sufficient and sustainable pensions; miracle or mirage?

In a very short time , Pension PlayPen’s coffee mornings have achieved a regular following of 100 or so pension professionals, keen to hear and share views on critical pension issues. Steve Goddard has assembled a group of Pension All … Continue reading

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Get up to speed with two free webinars on CDC

I would like to draw your attention to two free webinar events on CDC both involving my friend and mentor Con Keating. The first is part of the Z-Yen series and features Con, and will be chaired by Professor Michael … Continue reading

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TPR – publish your pension scheme register – or be damned!

Following yesterday’s blog moaning at the Pensions Regulator for not getting its act together and publish a register of scheme URLs I have been informed of regulations changes that have the potential  to make this happen.  DWP’s climate governance regulations … Continue reading

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Five bad reasons for running your own workplace pension.

The Government has made it’s agenda plain. Small (that is sub £100m) occupational DC schemes do not offer the governance, do not have the capacity to diversify into private markets and offer poor value to members , relative to larger … Continue reading

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