Articles tagged "pensions"

  • Young and old
    Last updated: 15/01/2016 - 11:39
    News by Rachel Lacey

    An inquiry into ‘intergenerational fairness’ has been launched by the Work and Pensions Committee to establish whether the generation of people in or approaching retirement is getting a better deal than younger generations.

  • UK parliament
    Last updated: 14/01/2016 - 17:01
    News by Faith Glasgow

    Following the online petition to demand fairer transitional arrangements for women born in the 1950s and negatively affected by the rapidly changing state pension age (SPA), the Parliamentary Petitions Committee has granted a parliamentary debate to be held on 1 February.

  • improve-pensions
    Last updated: 11/01/2016 - 16:32
    News by Rachel Lacey

    The government must improve the way it communicates details of the state pension, following the publication of a damning new report from the DWP Select Committee.

  • pension fund access image
    Last updated: 08/01/2016 - 15:40
    News by Faith Glasgow

    The latest Retirement Income Market Data published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shows a marked increase in the number of people accessing their pensions since the pension reforms of April 2015.

  • Woman with a stick
    Last updated: 06/01/2016 - 18:11
    News by Faith Glasgow

    Following an online petition that attracted more than 106,000 signatures, the House of Commons will tomorrow debate the rise in women’s state pension age (SPA). The debate is to be led by the SNP MP Mhairi Black.

  • Nest with missing egg
    Last updated: 30/12/2015 - 11:00
    News by Michael Trudeau

    Almost one in five over-55s think they have been targeted by financial fraudsters trying to scam them out of their retirement savings since April's pension freedoms came into force.

  • Grandparent and grand kid
    Last updated: 11/10/2016 - 14:14
    Article by Rachel Lacey

    From 6 April 2016, new retirees will receive a flat rate of up to £155.65 a week, but not everyone will get the full amount. Here we explain the new scheme and identify the winners and losers.

  • Pension defer signposts
    Last updated: 16/12/2015 - 11:25
    Article by Ruth Jackson

    Reaching retirement age doesn’t mean you have to draw your state pension – in fact, putting it off could reap financial rewards.

  • sterling
    Last updated: 15/12/2015 - 13:03
    News by Rachel Lacey

    Some five million retirees will be able to sell their annuity income for a cash lump sum from April 2017, according to plans revealed by the government today.

  • pension changes being explained
    Last updated: 10/12/2015 - 12:20
    News by Rachel Lacey

    Millions of over-55s are unaware of the imminent changes to the UK state pension, according to new research from Aviva.