Pensions

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Carillion goes into liquidation – what it means for your pension

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

After the collapse of construction firm Carillion, the company’s various defined benefit (DB) pension funds have entered assessment by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

This year’s retirees to enjoy record-breaking incomes

Friday, 12 January 2018 | News

People retiring in 2018 will have an average income of £19,900 according to new research from Prudential.

Ask the Experts: How can I get a state pension if I've never paid towards it?

Friday, 12 January 2018 | Question and Answer

Men born after 5 April 1951 and women born after 5 April 1953 are automatically eligible for the new state pension if they have accrued at least 10 ‘qualifying years’ of national insurance contributions (NICs).

Pension funds grow for sixth consecutive year

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

Pension holders will be cheered by the news that pension and drawdown funds have had another good year – reaching six consecutive years of growth.  

State pension fund could run out as soon as 2032

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

The balance of a fund that pays the state pension is expected to “fall rapidly to zero around 2032”, according to the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD).

Pension companies – the firms leaving clients waiting for transfer forecasts

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | Article

Providers are taking months to give financial advisers the forecasts they need to offer advice on pension planning and transfers. Moneywise investigates to find out who is at fault and what can be done.

Esther McVey appointed new minister for pensions

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | News

Tatton MP, Esther McVey has replaced David Gauke as secretary of state for work and pensions as part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s new year cabinet reshuffle.

Should the pension auto-enrolment age fall? Eight in 10 Moneywise users say ‘yes’

Friday, 05 January 2018 | News

More than eight in 10 (83%) Moneywise.co.uk users believe the pension auto-enrolment age should be reduced, according to the results of our latest poll.

Read our 10 most popular stories from December 2017

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in December 2017.

Just 19 FTSE 100 companies continue to provide final salary pensions

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | News

Workers increasingly lose out on access to more lucrative final salary defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, new research shows, as employers struggle to meet ongoing costs.