Managing your pension

Does your workplace pension offer you the best value?

Auto-enrolment means millions more workers now have pensions – but are they any good? We look at what you can do to improve your options

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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.

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.

One in three under 35s risk poverty in retirement because they are saving for a home over a pension

Thursday, 04 October 2018 | News

Millennials are prioritising saving for a mortgage over their pensions, risking the outcome of a lower income in retirement, new research from Prudential suggests.

UK grandparents have a total worth of £5 trillion - and half plan to pass wealth to their grandchildren

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

Despite grandparents having a total net worth of over £350,000 on average, a fifth are still not debt free, new research shows.

Should I buy back my missed pension years?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | Question and Answer

To be eligible for the full state pension, which is currently £164.35 a week, you will need to have at least 35 qualifying years of NICs – or credits that you are given as a carer or because you are in receipt of other state...

Annuity rates up nearly a fifth in two years, after post-Brexit referendum crash

Monday, 17 September 2018 | News

The income 65-year olds can get from a £100,000 pension is up by 19% since rates bottomed out on 15th September 2016, just months after the UK voted to leave the EU.