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Eve McDougall – her struggle

Thanks  to Eve McDougall and Anita Boniface for permission to republish this article first written for Women2matter. Eve recalls her experience of being sent to an adult Victorian prison when she was just 15 years old. Over 30 years ago, … Continue reading

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Choosing to challenge male solutions to retirement planning

  Many women are brilliant with money, most household budgets are managed by women and women are better risk-takers, rarely exposing themselves to the kind of catastrophic breakdowns in personal finance that are such a curse on us men. These … Continue reading

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Deprivation’s the killer – Covid’s an agent; Adele Groyer explains.

Inequalities in mortality before and during the pandemic http://www.covid-arg.com By Adele Groyer for COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Summary All-cause mortality in England ordinarily has a steep gradient by deprivation. While living in a more deprived … Continue reading

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Are women saving as they’d want?

  I’m in the unusual position of being in a long term partnership with a lady who earns more than me and knows a lot more about pensions than I do. I wish it wasn’t so unusual but the sad … Continue reading

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Why are women’s pensions smaller than men’s?

One of the main ways women are penalised in pensions is by net pay schemes. These stop 1.2m low-paid workers (around 800,000 women) claiming tax relief worth around £72m a year. This is an issue easily solved by @HMRCgovuk – … Continue reading

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“The monstrous regiment of women” – take control!

John Knox and Jolyon Maugham clearly share similar views on women.   Just attended v. high-class round table – senior Tory MPs, Ministers – “marred” by all the noise @WASPI_Campaign is making outside. #CPC17 — Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) October … Continue reading

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If you don’t think women can’t win, you haven’t been watching the cricket!

The wonderful series “the women’s cricket world cup” , culminated in a sell-out thriller at Lords on Sunday. It even had the Tapper family turning off the golf! Back in the day, I liked to listen to the Au Pairs … Continue reading

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Equal rights to govern pensions

Here’s Theresa May talking at PMQ of the triple lock in the past tense. It wasn’t just a female prime minister in that photo, four out of five ministers on the front bench were female. Parliament is making the transition … Continue reading

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A business-friendly Pension Green Paper

I went to a  talk yesterday  from the CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn. It was a lot more optimistic on business prospects than I’d expected (having heard her gnashing her teeth following the referendum). To be fair, she was saying then that … Continue reading

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Women rock

It should come as no surprise to anybody that the two leading candidates for our next prime minister are women. Leadsom and May have survived the BREXIT disaster with their dignity intact and integrity intact. I would have no worries … Continue reading

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