Articles by Dr Ros Altmann

Five essentials of pension planning

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Article

The monumental changes announced during 2014 have got more people talking about pensions, and will increase their tax effectiveness when they are implemented in April.

Five things to know before taking money out of your pension fund

Monday, 16 February 2015 | Article

From April, the chancellor wants you to be able to do what you like with your pension savings once you reach age 55.

Three bad ideas for your pension

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Article

Many of you will be pretty confused about what the new rules will mean for your pension fund. That's hardly surprising, since the details are not finalised yet.

What state pension changes mean for older women

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Article
I have been inundated with emails from worried older women who want to know when they will reach state pension age, how much pension they will be paid and why the government is not giving them adequate information to help...

State pension changes: how will the new rules affect you?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Article

The state pension is changing. From 2017, retirees will receive a flat-rate weekly pension.

Pensions must be more user-friendly to restore trust

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 | Article

The Bank of England's policy of quantitative easing (QE) has so far bought £375 billion of gilts, which underpin all UK pensions. This has added to the problems already building from previous years.

Making pensioners work for their state pension is insulting and impractical

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 | News

Former top civil servant Lord Bichard has suggested that older people should be made to work in the community if they want their full state pension.

Five radical ways to solve the pensions crisis

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 | Article

Is planning for retirement a thing of the past? Recent surveys suggest that far too few of us plan financially for our retirement.

Women hit hardest by state pension changes

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Article

2011 has been the year of pension changes.