Tag Archives: Work

“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

Posted in advice gap, age wage, Dashboard, pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“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

Posted in pensions, Pensions Regulator | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in pensions, Pensions Regulator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in auto-enrolment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in pensions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

11 tips for advisers planning for April ’15


  It’s been four months since the Budget and the aftershocks of George’s pension bombshell are still being fealt. One by one, the policy decisions which will shape the way advice and guidance will be delivered, are falling into place. … Continue reading

Posted in accountants, actuaries, advice gap, annuity, pension playpen, pensions, Pensions Regulator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment