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Three quarters of over-55s risk a poorer retirement because they don't know smoking and bad health can RAISE annuity payments

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | News

Retirees are at risk of receiving lower rates when purchasing annuities because the vast majority incorrectly believe disclosing health conditions will reduce the income they can receive.

Can I claim my late husband’s state pension?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Question and Answer

In most cases your state pension is now based on your own national insurance record and therefore will be paid at your state pension age.

Budget 2018: Will the Chancellor cut tax relief or the 25% tax-free lump sum? Here are eight things he could have in store for pensions

Friday, 19 October 2018 | News

Rumours are once again mounting that the Chancellor is gearing up to cut tax relief on pensions in next week’s Budget.

Free TV licences for over-75s could be scrapped

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

Over 75s may have to pay the licence fee in future, as study reveals prohibitive cost of funding the concession. 

UK is sitting on a £20 billion lost pensions mountain - are you owed thousands of pounds?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

The UK is sitting on a “lost pensions mountain” worth nearly £20 billion, according to estimates from an insurance industry body.

State pension 2019: Retirees will get an extra £220 next year, new figures reveal

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

The state pension will rise by around £4.25 a week or £220 a year from next April, new figures reveal. 

10 things you need to know about your pension

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 | Article

Your pension is one of the most tax-efficient ways to save money over the long term. But do you know how to make the most of these benefits? Here are some useful pointers

State pension triple lock is guaranteed for this Parliament but no consensus for reforming pension tax relief, government says

Friday, 12 October 2018 | News

The state pension triple lock will remain in place at least "for the rest of this Parliament", the government has confirmed. 

Is Chancellor Philip Hammond planning to cut pension tax relief in the Autumn Budget?

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 | News

With Budget 2018 a couple of weeks away, rumours are swirling that Chancellor Philip Hammond will cut higher-rate pension tax relief to help fund the NHS.

New rules for final salary pension transfers confirmed to stave off fears of a mis-selling scandal

Friday, 05 October 2018 | News

Advisers recommending defined benefit (DB) pension transfers are to face tighter regulations in an attempt to stave off growing concerns of a mis-selling scandal.