Tag Archives: Webb

Are pension funding levels just too good to be true?

Edi Truell’s question is one that this blog has been asking for a while now. When Dr Iain Clacher quoted a figure of £500bn as the loss incurred by UK pension schemes from interest rate rises at the Work and … Continue reading

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Paul Johnson and Steve Webb on the “worst” of times

Introducing Paul Johnson at LCP’s joint webcast with Paul Johnson, Steve Webb crowed that he could do so where the Bank of England had put up interest at the fastest rate for 30 years, forecasting the worst of recessions. A … Continue reading

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“Unfinished business” – Steve Webb’s pension freedom reset.

  Steve Webb is back, doing what he should be doing in a commercial pensions practice. He’s been busy finding ways to make the pension freedoms work, which must be a refreshing change from sorting out underpayments from the state … 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 politics of pensions – how the landscape has changed since 2010.

Let us hope that the head of steam that has been built up since 2010 can be maintained.
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What a charge cap would mean for insurers

the Embedded Value write offs if the cap comes in at 0.5% will be in the £bns Continue reading

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Steve Webb’s water-cooler moment

“You learn what they care about, what they understand and what they don’t. And you can join in. But what you can’t do, is take charge.” Continue reading

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Pot noodles member

Think technology Steve, small pots will become a lot smaller through aggregation and operation big fat pot may end up being renamed “Webb’s folly”.
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Is auto-enrolment working? – November Play Pen lunch

On the day that Steve Webb declared victory (tentatively) for auto-enrolment, the Play Pen sat down for a pint and a pie in the Counting House and after a long and rigorous debate concluded that he might be right. The vote among … Continue reading

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Payroll follows member!

There is an unholy row going on between the NAPF on one side and the DWP and the ABI on the other centering on whether the average Joe wants the pension “pot” from his former employer to follow him to his new … Continue reading

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