Pensions

The cost of changing women's state pension age: have women born in the 1950s been short-changed?

In 1995, the government announced plans to increase women’s state pension age from 60 to 65 in line with men’s. As a result, many women in their early 60s now are facing financial hardship.

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Seven in 10 final salary pension transfers approved, leading FCA to step up crackdown

Friday, 21 June 2019 | News

The high proportion of pension transfers goes against the regulator’s stance that transfers are unsuitable for most.

British pensioners are running out of money a decade too early

Monday, 17 June 2019 | News

British pensioners will run out of money roughly a decade before they die, a new report by the World Economic Forum has warned.

Auto-enrolled pensions goliath Nest announces divestment from Big Tobacco

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | News

Pensions savers who hold money in Nest pensions will no longer have their cash invested in the tobacco industry.

Hundreds of thousands given wrong state pension forecasts, government minister admits

Thursday, 06 June 2019 | News

Around 3% of the government’s 12 million state pension forecasts since 2016 have been incorrect.

Give your child’s pension and income a boost with this little-known tax trick

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 | News

Parents with spare cash can help boost their child’s retirement prospects by putting money into their son or daughter’s pension pot even if they are adults.

Government to consult on NHS pension changes to spare senior doctors' tax bills

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | News

The government is consulting on changes to the NHS pension scheme that should protect the UK’s most senior and experienced doctors from substantial tax bills.

Can I still claim my late husband’s contributions to top up my pension?

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 | Question and Answer

When you talk about your pension, I am assuming that you are referring to your state pension.

From 30 years away to just one: start planning now for your dream retirement

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Article

The sooner you start planning for later life, the more likely you’ll be able to afford the lifestyle you want. Find out the steps to take whether you have decades or just months to go

Chancellor Philip Hammond rules out pensions tax taper reform

Friday, 24 May 2019 | News

The unpopular pensions tax taper system is here to stay.