Income in retirement

Make your pension last a lifetime

More and more people are reaching retirement and choosing to keep at least some of their pension invested to carry on growing their savings and to keep their options open.

Pensions made simple with PensionBee

  • Combine your old and lost pension pots into one online plan
  • Take complete control and have 24/7 access to your pension balance
  • Your own dedicated BeeKeeper (account manager)
  • Make withdrawals online from the age of 55

My husband retired early. Should he sign on or wait for his pension to mature?

Friday, 14 December 2018 | Question and Answer

What your husband has done is absolutely fine. If his health is particularly bad, he may be entitled to state benefits or even to access his Teachers’ Pensions scheme early without penalty through ill-health retirement.

Historic rise in state pension age could cost people up to £8,000

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | News

The state pension age is rising today for millions of people, potentially costing them thousands of pounds.

Victory for campaign groups as high court orders judicial review of women's state pension age increases

Monday, 03 December 2018 | News

A high court judge has granted a judicial review to determine whether recent increases to women’s state pension age were lawful.

UK state pension should be means tested, says International Monetary Fund

Friday, 23 November 2018 | News

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the UK government to consider means-testing the state pension.

Amber Rudd appointed work and pensions secretary - the fifth since March 2016

Monday, 19 November 2018 | News

Amber Rudd (pictured above) has replaced Esther McVey as secretary of state for work and pensions, becoming the fifth person to be appointed to the position since Iain Duncan Smith resigned in March 2016.

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.

Landmark ruling could see pension savers in ill health stung by a stealthy 40% inheritance tax charge

Friday, 19 October 2018 | News

The bereaved families of pension savers could be hit with an unexpected IHT bill, following a controversial landmark ruling.

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. 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commits to triple lock on state pension

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

Jeremy Corbyn has committed to maintaining the triple lock on the state pension should the Labour Party win the next general election.