Tag Archives: Work

Why are the over 50s not working so much?

Work is becoming less rewarding but more of us are getting a paycheque than ever before. People officially unemployed is falling but the number of us out of the labour market continues to rise and this is particularly amongst those … Continue reading

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How would you like to get paid without ever working again?

What’s the point of ‘retail CDC’? You have to start by defining what problems you’re trying to solve. Do you mainly want to pool longevity risk or do you want to share real-return risks? If latter, but not between generations, … Continue reading

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What are our older workers doing?

Last month , I wrote about the missing 600,000 over fifties who seem to have disappeared from the labour market. I was alerted to this by economist Tony Wilson and now he’s back, looking at the latest ONS Data on … Continue reading

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Downing Street’s three pension interventions this century.

Intervention one – The Turner Commission. It is useful from time to time to revisit the work of Adair Turner’s Pension Commission which first reported in 2004. 18 years on the generation it considered “young” are now approaching the “normal … Continue reading

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Do you work in the bullshit economy?

Stefan Stern has kindly shared an opinion piece he’s written in the Guardian, which I like very much. You can read it for free here (thanks to the Guardian’s enlightened sharing policy) Five years ago, Stella and I moved back … Continue reading

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Furloughing financial advice?

This blog has been furloughed

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Are you prepared for “work from home”?

Transparency in the workforce I’ve asked the question in a specific way. “Work from home” is going to become a reality for most office workers over the coming months as we struggle to contain or delay Coronavirus. It is likely … Continue reading

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“Patient Capital incubators” wanted. Our workplace pensions fingered!

The DWP and its pension minister Guy Opperman have taken the opportunity of a speech at the TUC conference to launch an unexpected and wide-ranging consultation on DC investments- where the money of “a couple of hundred short of 10m … Continue reading

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“Deliver me a world without work”!

In almost every conversation I have had about the purpose of a pension dashboard, up comes the word “engagement”. Engagement has become the horse to the savings cart, “you can’t expect people to save more unless you’ve engaged them with … 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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