Managing your pension

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...

Pensions regulator to prosecute Dominic Chappell over BHS pension fiasco

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

The Pensions Regulator has today announced it is prosecuting former BHS owner Dominic Chappell for allegedly failing to provide the regulator with information.

Agreement struck for 130,000 British Steel pension scheme members

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

The 130,000 members of the British Steel pension scheme have finally been given some certainty over the fate of their retirement income.

Ask the Experts: Should I take a ‘crystallised’ lump sum from my pension?

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | Question and Answer

You are fortunate to be a member of such a good quality pension scheme, which has guaranteed benefits that would be very expensive to match with a private pension.

More divorcees targeting their ex’s pension

Monday, 07 August 2017 | News

The number of court orders forcing divorcing couples to split their pensions has reached a record high, according to Collyer Bristow.

Number of pensioners paying tax soars: How to cut your bill

Saturday, 29 July 2017 | News

There has been a sharp rise in the number of pensioners having to pay tax, according to new figures, with over 6.39 million retired people still paying tax.

Rising marriage and divorce rates amongst retirees sparks pension warning

Saturday, 22 July 2017 | News

As record numbers of over 65s get married or divorced, Royal London is warning retirees to make sure their pension goes to their intended beneficiary when they die.

Tax-free pensions savings allowance cut confirmed

Friday, 14 July 2017 | News

The amount of money savers can pay into pensions, once they have accessed their pot will drop to £4,000 a year, the government has confirmed.

Self-employed should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

A new review, commissioned by the government, says self-employed workers should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions and their Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) hiked.

One third enter drawdown without taking advice

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

Savers are risking high charges and poor returns by not taking advice when they come to retirement, according to a new report by the City regulator.