The new living wage will make auto-enrolment more expensive
If you are a small company, one of the unexpected items you’re going to have to add into your financial plan for the next three years is the additional cost of pensions. 485 more words
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. 901 more words
People like choice but are afraid of taking decisions.
This paradox has puzzled pension people for a long time. People think that having 170 fund choices on their personal pension is good news, but 90% of us make no choice at all. 692 more words
News reaches me from up north of an abrasive public meeting in which a major payroll disputed the value of financial advice in staging auto-enrolment. I need not name names, sadly it comes as no surprise to hear a payroll software providers feel it can go it alone, nor financial advisers feel they are being cut out of the action. 785 more words
You know that feeling when you get to the back of a motorway queue and you see traffic extending into the distance.? If you’re lucky you can see the problem ahead from the blue police lights and as you edge towards the problem, you and your adjacent drivers jockey to get into the one open lane , pass the incident and get back on your way. 888 more words