Tag Archives: Work

“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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Investing can now be “free” – here’s how.

I was sitting in a room of a leading asset manager yesterday listening to the yada yada. I’d needlessly put myself under a non-disclosure agreement but it was clear that there was no real news, so I thought I’d mention … Continue reading

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Get us baby-boomers back to work!

  The photo is of two college friends who had a full page splash in this weekend’s Sunday Times. Alison, was born a few days before me and we were at College together, Matthew met her at Mckinsey in the … Continue reading

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What would you give the block chain to do?

Think about what you hate most. I bet work has a lot to do with it! The “toad work” as Philip Larkin used to call it! I would like to do an audit of the things I hate most at … Continue reading

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Organising labour

“I don’t care where you do it, how you do it , when you do it – as long as the f-ing work gets done”.  My first boss. Of course he didn’t mean it- I soon found that flexible working … Continue reading

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It’s snowing, I want to stay in bed- I don’t want to work forever!

  We are being swamped today by “big questions” about how long we can work and how  much we need to save to retire. As I look out of my bedroom this morning there is snow on the banks of … Continue reading

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The Regulator makes it easier for micro-employers to auto-enrol

Charles Counsell spoke at the Regulator’s provider conference on Tuesday (30th June).  These are my notes of what he said and there may be some minor inconsistencies. I hope to post a slide-share link to his slides when they are … Continue reading

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What should employers do about pensions?

Employers pay pensions – don’t they? It’s baked into the DNA of Government social policy that a part of the welfare system is managed by employers prepared to fund an employee benefit that provides a certain income in retirement. So … Continue reading

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