Journal

2018: A big year for auto-enrolment

2018 marks 10 years since auto-enrolment was first debated in 2008. As the new financial year approaches, we look at what April 2018 has in store for workplace pensions. What is auto-enrolment? Introduced into law in 2011, auto-enrolment will be in its final roll-out phase this year. This means …

Pension Freedoms: Ignorance isn’t bliss

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Attributed to Chinese philosopher Confucius, this timeless phrase has never been more apt than when applied to the topic of Pension Freedoms. A new report, from Old Mutual Wealth has revealed that many 50-60-year olds are …

Just what is ‘risk’?

Looking at the world today, it’s a challenge to see anything but risk – hardly surprising given recent atrocities and the uncertain UK political landscape of the last 12 months. Events such as these inevitably affect the way we feel about the world. Whilst a fearful or pessimistic view is …

Reflecting on 2016…

January is the time many of us commit to plans and goals for the coming year (I’m not making any resolutions, there’s nothing wrong in carrying a little extra ‘holiday weight’!), but it’s also a good time for reflection…and what a year to reflect on. To say 2016 was eventful …
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