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The Biggest Avoidable Policy Disaster in British Politics

I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much indetermined and unpredictable, to a pretence of exact knowledge...

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Once upon a time, there was a wise and kindly Emperor, with a faithful retainer called Sid. One day, the Emperor took...

Alice in Wonderland College

Alice opened the door to the Hall of Wonderland College. In the absence of the Dean, the Mad...

Pensions are stuck in a doom loop

In 1991 the ebullient fraudster Robert Maxwell disappeared from his yacht and was found to have looted the Daily Mirror pension funds to support his crumbling...

USS crisis: can the pension system be reformed?

For many years, much of the British workforce enjoyed lifetime employment with a secure pension, based on final salary and underpinned by a reliable...

How to invest for a comfortable retirement

Regular investment in an Isa or Sipp, focusing on a diverse range of equities and property (rather than bonds) is likely to serve most investors well, especially if costs are kept to a minimum. As confidence grows, a contrarian approach can reduce risk without compromising return.

Yet another way we are cheating our grandchildren

Long term real interest rates are negative in Britain and in the Eurozone and barely positive in the United States. The impact on pension funding is dramatic.