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The pension troublemaker!

I love the Pension Regulator- they are definitely our most proactive financial services governor. They are fighting the fight on a number of fronts- but chiefly to make auto-enrolment a success. 648 more words


Supply-side woes , buy-side goes; the disappearing pension billions

It’s not hard to spend a billion, not if you’re a nation that knows how to spend but finds it hard to save.

As Osborne found, a generation of planning can be unwound in a minute. 766 more words


"I'm afraid we had no answers.. good luck! ..-..Steve."

“Where are all the pension people?”

Asked an accountant at #Accountex15 on Thursday. They were elsewhere listening to Steve Webb and Gregg McClymont looking back at the last five years, a neat metaphor for the pensions industry as another accountant pointed out.

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We got scared

When the pencil was in my hand and I stared at those boxes, I must admit that I was scared. Not that it stopped me from voting for the party that I believed in, but because of the responsibility of participating in a political process so much bigger than me. 760 more words


Power or the proper exercise of power? #villagate

The Liberals are more likely to be in power after May than Conservative or Labour

The irony of Milliband’s and Cameron’s obsessions with two party politics is that this country is now 1-10 on to have no overall majority in the next political term. 1,327 more words


New pension changes come into effect

As of 6 April, individuals aged over 55 have been given new pension freedom, allowing them to decide what to do with their savings.

The changes allow those entering retirement – around 320,000 individuals per year – to cash in their pension pots instead of having to buy an annuity. 167 more words

Private Pension - Changes Today

Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, with the Lib Dem team at the Dolphin in Newbury 2013.

Today marks the largest overhaul of the pensions system in almost a century, giving people the freedom to take control of their own pension. 181 more words