Pensions

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Older workers hope for downsizing, inheritance or lottery win to fund retirement

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Older workers are hoping to fund their retirement by downsizing, an inheritance or even a lottery win, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report.   

First boss to be sentenced for failing to set up pension for staff

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Bus company, Stotts Tours in Oldham and its managing director, Alan Stott have pleaded guilty of failing to provide a workplace pension to its staff.

Paying off your mortgage in your 50s could boost your pension by £200,000

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Getting your mortgage paid off while you are still in your 50s could see disciplined savers boost their pension pots by £200,000 or more, according to numbers crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown.

Stat of the month: £500,000 required for comfortable retirement

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 | News

Half a million pounds is the amount working adults reckon they will need to live comfortably in retirement, according to research from financial services provider One Family.

Abolition of Class 2 national insurance contributions delayed

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

Self-employed workers will continue to pay Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) either voluntarily or mandatorily until April 2019, it’s been announced.

Pensions and divorce: Women missing out on £5 billion every year

Friday, 03 November 2017 | News

Women going through divorce could be missing out on up to £5 billion every year because they don’t discuss pensions during the process.

Ask the Experts: What is the best way to make up for lost National Insurance Contributions?

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | Question and Answer

The amount of state pension your wife will receive is based on her National Insurance Contributions' record.

How to make your pension last a lifetime

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

It’s terrifying to think of running out of money in your later years but it would be devastating to go through retirement scrimping and saving when you could have had a better life.

Earn an income for life in Moneywise’s November magazine on sale now

Friday, 27 October 2017 | News

From making your pension last to income fund boosting tips and the best ways to unlock money from your home – November’s Moneywise magazine lets you in how to earn an income for life.

Ask the Experts: Help! I’ve gone over the lifetime allowance for pensions

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 | Question and Answer

I’m afraid there is little you can do about the fact you have gone over the lifetime allowance as the two protections that are available don’t apply to your situation.