Rudolf’s Magical Pensions Gift

    View Author December 2019

    The red-nosed reindeer spoke aloud
    To throngs of Elves who gathered round.
    “The time has nearly come,” he said.
    “The children are asleep in bed.
    Go pack the sleighs and make it fast!
    We’ve lots to do – our work is vast.”

    He heaved a sigh, then sat quite still
    And pondered on the pensions bill.
    “The dashboard should be great, in time.
    The regulator’s powers to fine
    Are widely drawn, and so FDs,
    Administrators and trustees
    Should make a plan, so that next year
    They’re good to go, and need not fear
    Investigations for mistake.
    We don’t want that, for goodness sake!
    Dust off old files, read and update.
    Fill in the gaps and educate
    All those who run your pension scheme.
    That’s everyone who’s on the team.”

    “Well, well”, he thought, “there’s lots to do.
    Scheme funding is an issue, too.
    Objective setting is now key
    And next year we’ll have CDC.
    Transfer laws will be much tighter.
    Pensions crooks won’t find life brighter!
    Our sleigh is ready – time to go,
    To lead the passage through the snow.”

    But Rudolph left a gift for you,
    To help you out and see you through
    Risk planning for the coming year.
    A tip each day will just appear!
    So place your mouse above a door
    And click the link to see some more.