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85 - Umbrella Mandalas

Photographer, Steve Webb, submitted this bird’s eye view photo to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. While in Florence, Italy, he captured this shot of people walking down below in the rain with their opened umbrellas… 86 more words


Schwartz: 'A Toast To The Coliseum' Will Celebrate 43 Years At The Old Barn

By Peter Schwartz
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The Islanders have their sights set on a long playoff run to end their 43-year history at the Nassau Coliseum. 967 more words


The Treasury - the office of pension irresponsibility

The Treasury should be renamed the office of pension irresponsibility.

It wants to milk pensions as the “new banks” and is acting as the political wing of the housing market. 915 more words


Why advisers aren't getting paid for auto-enrolment

Amidst the back slapping as we pass 5m auto-enrolled into workplace pensions you hear little rejoicing from financial advisers. The majority we speak to are avoiding auto-enrolment for one reason- they can’t get paid for what they do. 657 more words


The next General Election cannot come soon enough! - guest blog from Ralph Frank

The next General Election in the UK is scheduled for 7 May 2015. That date can’t come soon enough, bringing a little respite (if only temporarily) from what seems to be some sort of popularity contest between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Pensions Minister. 267 more words


Pensions: Shakespeare warned us

It feels somehow appropriate that perhaps one of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches, the oft-quoted ‘to be or not to be’ passage from Hamlet, also refers to “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” 573 more words


"An idealogical inexactitude" - A guest blog by Eamonn O'Connor

As the election season is in full swing, some reflections on the ideological conflict inherent in the pension changes in the air for 2015.

From April, we will see the abolition of compulsory annuity purchase and, with it, the introduction of a regime bringing individualism, flexibility and freedom of choice to a whole new level. 410 more words