Managing your pension

How to plan for retirement in your 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 | Article

You now have more choice than ever over what you do with your pension savings. But to make the most of the new freedoms, you still need one crucial commodity – enough money.

Pension dashboard to be unveiled next spring

Monday, 12 September 2016 | News

The Treasury has secured agreement from 11 of the largest pension providers to launch a prototype of the pension dashboard by March 2017.

Hargreaves Lansdown backs out of secondary annuity market

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 | News

The UK’s largest annuity broker has confirmed that it will not launch a secondary annuity broking service, when the option to sell existing annuities becomes available next year.

The lowdown on NHS pensions

Friday, 02 September 2016 | Article

Continuing our series on different professions and their pension options, we examine the NHS Pension Scheme.

Government consults on £500 Pensions Advice Allowance

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | News

The treasury has published a consultation on creating a Pensions Advice Allowance, enabling people to take £500 tax-free from their defined contribution (DC) pension to redeem against the cost of getting regulated financial...

Property is best for retirement, says Bank of England chief economist

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | News

The Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane has claimed that property is a better investment for retirement than a pension, in a recent interview with the Sunday Times.

Will the pension dashboard ever happen?

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 | News

In his last Budget speech, George Osborne stated that the government will ensure the industry designs, funds and launches a pension dashboard by 2019 - but how likely is the creation of a dashboard?

Pension freedoms bring unexpected tax or welfare losses

Friday, 26 August 2016 | News

A Citizens Advice survey of 500 adults who have accessed their pension since the freedoms came into force in April 2015 showed that one in 10 had unforeseen tax problems such as deductions as a result.

Don't let career breaks dent your state pension

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 | News

Despite the introduction of a new state pension in April this year, there is still widespread confusion about National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and their impact on the amount of pension people are eligible to claim,...

Apply now to gain higher pensions lifetime allowance

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | News

Pension savers that are at risk of breaching the lifetime allowance can now apply for protection through a new HMRC portal.