Tag Archives: UK State Pension

Ten sexy stats that drive pension firms wild!

But if you think your workforce special, you’ll want to get a whole of market quote. You wouldn’t insure your business assets or your liabilities any other way. Continue reading

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So what’s new in pension reform?

This is a round-up of the current issues buzzing around pensions; we’ll be producing plenty of these bulletins from http://www.pensionplaypen.com so do sign up to its email to get them. Auto-enrolment is underway; but even as staging commences, new pension … Continue reading

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“Cynicism’s” trending on #pensions

I’m cynical about cynics – but in a nice way Continue reading

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Better-buying makes auto-enrolment work

The promise of “Wealth at work” has disguised the paucity of the pension outcomes when work finishes. Continue reading

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This is no country for old women

I haven’t been a great fan of academic pensions research or researchers for that matter. The research is typically a big whinge about people not getting a fair deal, the researchers comfortably cocooned in university sponsored sinecures or pensions. So I … Continue reading

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Seven things to know about the new state pension!

        These charts have been kindly donated by Citywire and their New Model Adviser team (to whom we should be very grateful). Each one of them surprised me. I dedicate this little blog to one of my heroes, Barbara Castle. If we … Continue reading

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Can Britain afford Proper Pensions? Play Pen Lunch 01/10/12

The discussion focussed on the question “can Britain afford proper pensions” which broke into three questions. 1  What makes a pension proper? 2. What is the true price of funding for pensions? 3. What are the consequences of not pre-funding … Continue reading

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Steve Webb’s good week

Now anyone who can talk of a “regulatory regime which allows 1000 flowers to bloom” has got to have been taking the happy pills. Continue reading

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