Pensions

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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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
'Universal' state pension age could be scrapped
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'Universal' state pension age could be scrapped

Official report asks public's opinion on a range of options for provision for their old age
14 Oct 2016
Retirement planning: When you're 64
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Retirement planning: When you're 64

26 Sep 2016
One in eight stop work before retirement due to illness
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One in eight stop work before retirement due to illness

TUC says 12% of workers are forced to quit before pension age because of ill health or disability
5 Sep 2016
Getting to grips with your pension savings
The Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane
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Getting to grips with your pension savings

The Bank of England's chief economist has said he doesn't understand pensions - so what chance do the rest of us have?
6 Jun 2016
Is the state pension sexist?
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Is the state pension sexist?

Equalisation of ages hits a number of women who were born in the 1950s
18 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?
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Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?

Some believe U-turn is a "missed opportunity", while others say plans would have 'double-taxed' some savers
11 Mar 2016
Number forced to work 'forever' on the rise
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Number forced to work 'forever' on the rise

Three-quarters of over-45s want to retire 'within five years', report claims
27 Jan 2016
Should pension freedoms be reversed?
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Should pension freedoms be reversed?

Report says pensioners should be forced to use some of their pot to provide an income
20 Oct 2015
Six common pension scams to avoid
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Six common pension scams to avoid

Since the advent of pension freedoms, scammers have devised new ways to get hold of your savings
30 Sep 2015
State pension boost: top-up vs deferral
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State pension boost: top-up vs deferral

The Government is making a big splash about its top-up option, but you might be better off waiting
9 Sep 2015
Police p-p-p-pick up a runaway penguin – video
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Police p-p-p-pick up a runaway penguin – video

Local residents believe 'Pingui' may have fallen off a passing vehicle before he was caught on camera
26 Aug 2015
Pension freedoms prompt £1.7bn annuities merger
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Pension freedoms prompt £1.7bn annuities merger

Just Retirement will acquire listed rival Partnership in an all-share deal valued at £669m
11 Aug 2015
Pension freedom: counting the cost
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Pension freedom: counting the cost

More people are accessing their pension fund, but how can you protect against fraud?
29 Jul 2015
Pensioners are taking 'record' equity from their homes
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Pensioners are taking 'record' equity from their homes

Money is being used to top up pension income, clear mortgage debt and fund lifestyle
28 Jul 2015
State pension changes: everything you need to know
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State pension changes: everything you need to know

Rules governing the state pension are about to change dramatically and many pensioners have been left in the dark
30 Jun 2015
Pension changes: how to stop the scammers
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Pension changes: how to stop the scammers

Con artists are lining up to take advantage of the new pension rules. Here's how to avoid the scams
24 Apr 2015
Pensions: three main parties back triple-lock guarantee
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Pensions: three main parties back triple-lock guarantee

Liberal Democrats want to enshrine triple lock in law, while Greens want a new Citizen's Pension
17 Apr 2015
Pension changes: 'savers should wait to cash in nest egg'
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Pension changes: 'savers should wait to cash in nest egg'

Pensions minister suggests savers could benefit from a 'decade of innovation' if they take their time
2 Apr 2015
Pension changes: what they mean for you
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Pension changes: what they mean for you

It’s now easier to control your pension pot, but should you buy an annuity or go a more flexible alternative?
15 Dec 2014
Pension tax changes: what you need to know
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Pension tax changes: what you need to know

George Osborne makes death a little cheaper by dropping an unpopular pension 'death tax'
1 Oct 2014
Radical review proposes free social care and NHS merger
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Radical review proposes free social care and NHS merger

Commission proposes rise in National Insurance to fund social care for people with 'critical' needs
4 Sep 2014
18 million pensioners gain access to retirement lump sums
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18 million pensioners gain access to retirement lump sums

Experts fear that radical changes to pension laws could leave some pensioners destitute
21 Jul 2014
Budget caveat: sting in the tail for savers and pensioners
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Budget caveat: sting in the tail for savers and pensioners

People will need to be much more financially literate or there'll be a new pensions crisis, says Iain Clacher
20 Mar 2014
Pensioner perks: Osborne and Cameron target grey vote
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Pensioner perks: Osborne and Cameron target grey vote

Chancellor aims to protect pensioners and hit young people on benefits and rich council tenants instead
6 Jan 2014
BOOKS: Vikram Seth must return $1.7m advance
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BOOKS: Vikram Seth must return $1.7m advance

Is merger of Penguin and Random House the reason Indian novelist has been asked to return cash?
10 Jul 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Nov 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Nov 2012

2 Nov 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 1 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 1 Oct 2012

1 Oct 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 8 Mar 2011
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 8 Mar 2011

8 Mar 2011
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