New research from online pension advice experts, Wealth Wizards, indicates that the ‘sandwich generation’ of Brits caught between looking after both the younger and older generation may be sacrificing their own financial security in order to financially support the generations on either side of them. Input from Phil Blows, Director, Wealth Wizards.
Published: 4 July 2017
I was sitting with an employer last week talking through their efforts to get staff to plan for retirement. They had a generous pension scheme where employees contribute 3 percent and the employer will contribute 6 percent all the way up to a potential 6 percent employee and 12 percent employer. Article by Philip Blows, Director.
Published: 18 March 2017
The FCA’s recent Asset Management Market Study interim report provides a damning indictment of the fund management industry. It is long overdue. Article Michael Johnson.
Published: 7 March 2017
When the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) launched the Pension Quality Mark (PQM) in 2009, it was with the goal of setting an aspirational standard for the market which identified those defined contribution (DC) schemes that went well beyond the regulatory minimum.
Published: 21 February 2017
Ian Price, Divisional Director for Pensions and Consultancy at St. James’s Place, comments on the increase in final salary pension transfer values as schemes look to offload liabilities.
Published: 27 January 2017
For the majority of employees in the U.K there is free money available to them, often as much as a few hundred pounds each month, that they can claim with just an email to their Employer.
Published: 6 January 2017
Top tips on how employees could avoid losing their pension to scams and fraudsters, provided by WEALTH at work.
Published: 22 December 2016
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published new research analysing the incomes different UK generations can expect in ... View Article
Published: 23 November 2016
A new report from cross-party think tank Demos finds that a lack of coordination between sectors involved in financial services provision and advice is stymying attempts to address the problem of financial exclusion.
Published: 27 September 2016
Scottish independence would entail significant economic risk. Scotland’s budget deficit is currently over three times higher than the UK average as a perspective of GDP. North Sea oil and gas revenue expectations have plunged. Expected revenues of £6.8 to 7.9bn this year have fallen to just £0.5 to 2.8bn.
Published: 11 July 2016