Pensions

Moneywise Pension Awards 2017

Confused about what to do with your pension savings? We highlight which personal pension and self-invested personal pension (Sipp) providers are the best.

Ask the Experts: "How much will I get after I defer my state pension?"

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | Question and Answer

As you reached state pension age before 6 April 2016 – when the new state pension came into effect – you will receive the state pension on the basis of the old system.

Pension scams to be targeted by new inquiry

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | News

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a new inquiry into the pension freedoms to assess whether they are working and if further reforms are required.

True money stories from smart people: Who really wants to retire anyway?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | Article

Would you like to retire at 40? It’s easy. Spend nothing, stay indoors, eat baked beans and save water by crying into the toilet cistern so you won’t need to flush.

Brexit deal required for pension firms to maintain payments to British expats

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

MP Nicky Morgan has written to the Chancellor to ascertain how cross border pension payments are likely to be treated post-Brexit.

Confused by pensions jargon? Here's what you need to know

Friday, 15 September 2017 | Article

On average, people in the UK live for 240 months after they’ve retired – that’s the equivalent of 240 missed paycheques.

Seven steps to building a bigger pension

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Government urged to allow tax-free pension withdrawals to fund entrepreneurship

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | News

Pensioners with an entrepreneurial spirit should be allowed greater tax-free access to their pension pots in order to fund business ideas, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Ask the Experts: "Is it too late to top up my contributions so that I can get the full state pension?"

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 | Question and Answer

I’m afraid the letter from the Department for Work and Pensions is correct.

Ask the Experts: “If I retire early, can I stop paying National Insurance Contributions?”

Thursday, 31 August 2017 | Question and Answer

There is no law that says you have to work until you hit state pension age. If you do work, then you have to pay NICs until you reach state pension age.

Confusion surrounds age at which savers can access private pensions

Friday, 25 August 2017 | News

Savers waiting to hear when they can access their private pensions in future will have to wait longer still, as the government has refused to confirm whether the age at which people start taking their private pension will...