Pensions

Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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In Depth

Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
Tories plan shock mansion tax
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In Brief

Tories plan shock mansion tax

Boris Johnson risks angering traditional Tories as he appeals to former Labour voters in the North and Midlands
10 Feb 2020
Pension payback scandal: are you affected?
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In Depth

Pension payback scandal: are you affected?

Retirees facing huge repayment bills following discovery of calculations blunders dating back decades
22 Jan 2020
What the pension tax changes mean for you
Doctors working for the NHS
In Depth

What the pension tax changes mean for you

Government considering tax breaks for high earners in bid to tackle NHS staffing crisis
16 Jan 2020
What’s on this weekend? From Seven Worlds to Tunnel 29
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In Review

What’s on this weekend? From Seven Worlds to Tunnel 29

Your guide to what’s worth seeing and reading this weekend
25 Oct 2019
Should the state pension age be raised to 75?
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In Depth

Should the state pension age be raised to 75?

Changing retirement age would create £182bn windfall says influential centre-right think tank
19 Aug 2019
Over-50s ‘driving UK’s jobs miracle’
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In Brief

Over-50s ‘driving UK’s jobs miracle’

Amid labour market boom, experts say older workers will be vital to addressing the looming workforce shortages
25 Jun 2019

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Millions ‘risk disappointment at retirement’
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Millions ‘risk disappointment at retirement’

People earning the average wage of £27,500 estimated to take home a pension far less than current national living wage
17 Jun 2019
Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb
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In Brief

Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb

Two-thirds have no retirement savings, compared to less than a third of employed workers
29 Apr 2019
Top FTSE executives facing curbs to pension payouts
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In Brief

Top FTSE executives facing curbs to pension payouts

Shareholders and MPs express anger at huge pension perks and accounting trickery to mask size of payouts
25 Mar 2019
Why is UK life expectancy falling?
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In Brief

Why is UK life expectancy falling?

Predicted age of death drops by six months as experts warn that decline in longevity is ‘trend as opposed to a blip’
8 Mar 2019
Pension contributions: how your pay packet will be affected
Workers over 22 are automatically enrolled in the workplace pension scheme
In Depth

Pension contributions: how your pay packet will be affected

Ten million UK workers are about to see a drop in their take-home earnings
25 Feb 2019
Which generation is best at saving for pensions?
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In Brief

Which generation is best at saving for pensions?

Millennials better than Generation X at putting money aside for retirement, although baby boomers beat the lot
15 Jan 2019
UK zoo forced to use model penguins after national shortage
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UK zoo forced to use model penguins after national shortage

Outbreak of avian malaria means models will likely stay at Telford zoo well into 2019
2 Oct 2018
Pension scams: how to spot a con
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Pension scams: how to spot a con

Regulators warn that pension fraud victims lost more than £23m last year
14 Aug 2018
Pensions: how much money do you need for retirement?
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In Brief

Pensions: how much money do you need for retirement?

One in three retirees expected to still be renting so will need a bigger pension pot
1 Aug 2018
How much money you need for a decent standard of living
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How much money you need for a decent standard of living

More than 19 million people in UK living on incomes below required level
3 Jul 2018
Why Russians are protesting against pension reforms
Russian communists have joined protests against pension reform
In Brief

Why Russians are protesting against pension reforms

Thousands take to streets after retirement age hike - but protests banned from World Cup host cities
2 Jul 2018
Brits in the dark about partner’s finances
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In Brief

Brits in the dark about partner’s finances

10m people don’t know if their other half’s money is banked or invested
4 Jun 2018
Philip Green defiant – but selling BHS was ‘worst mistake’
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Philip Green defiant – but selling BHS was ‘worst mistake’

Tophshop and Miss Selfridge tycoon ‘sad’ he is not credited for pensions
16 Apr 2018
Penguins ‘pose for selfie’ in Antarctica
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Penguins ‘pose for selfie’ in Antarctica

Flightless birds inspect filming equipment left near their colony
9 Mar 2018
Scientists discover secret colony of penguins in Antarctica
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Scientists discover secret colony of penguins in Antarctica

Scientists had previously feared that the Adélie penguins' numbers had been in decline because of climate change
5 Mar 2018
Carillion collapse: accounting watchdog investigating KPMG
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In Brief

Carillion collapse: accounting watchdog investigating KPMG

Work and Pensions Committee querying deferred pension contributions in separate probe
29 Jan 2018
May pledges clampdown on private-sector pension abuse
Carillion collapsed with debt and pension liabilities of £2.2bn
In Brief

May pledges clampdown on private-sector pension abuse

PM vows action after Carillion collapse leaves £900m pension deficit
22 Jan 2018
Automatic pension saving to begin at 18
Workers over 22 are automatically enrolled in the workplace pension scheme
In Brief

Automatic pension saving to begin at 18

Every adult British worker will begin saving into a workplace pension unless they opt out
18 Dec 2017
UK pensions ‘among worst in developed world’
A comfortable retirement is no longer a guarantee in the UK
In Brief

UK pensions ‘among worst in developed world’

UBS says British retirees are more dependent on private pension provision
30 Oct 2017
A million women worse off after pension age changes
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In Brief

A million women worse off after pension age changes

IFS says 60 to 62-year-olds have lost an average of £32 a week - while government gains £5.1bn a year
2 Aug 2017
How the pension age has evolved and why it's rising again
David Gauke, the Work and Pensions Secretary
In Depth

How the pension age has evolved and why it's rising again

No one qualified with the pension was first introduced. Now too many people do
20 Jul 2017
Thousands missing out on full state pension
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Thousands missing out on full state pension

Some people do not have the 35 years' of NI contributions needed - even if they have been in constant work
21 Apr 2017
Pensioners '£20 a week better off' than working families
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Pensioners '£20 a week better off' than working families

Property, private pensions and state's 'triple-lock' policy push older people's incomes above their children's
13 Feb 2017
Unmarried woman wins right to partner's pension
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In Brief

Unmarried woman wins right to partner's pension

Case could have implications for co-habiting couples working across the public sector
9 Feb 2017
What next for annuities after government U-turn?
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What next for annuities after government U-turn?

Plans to allow annuities to sold on have been abandoned over fears market will not offer value
28 Oct 2016
Why the state pension is more complicated than you think
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Why the state pension is more complicated than you think

Even the government's own department in charge of the benefit didn't understand how it worked
25 Oct 2016
Government 'rushes through' crackdown on rogue pension firms
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In Brief

Government 'rushes through' crackdown on rogue pension firms

New laws include a 'fit and proper' person test and minimum cash reserves for scheme operators
21 Oct 2016
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