Managing your pension

Ros Altmann resigns as pensions minister

Monday, 18 July 2016 | News

Baroness Ros Altmann has formally resigned from her position as pensions minister which she has held since...

Law firm to challenge pension scheme restructuring

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | News

A London law firm is challenging the restructuring of a final salary pension scheme to protect the...

Performing arts workers may miss out on the state pension

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | Article

A planned shake-up of national insurance contributions could leave actors or singers unable to afford to build entitlement to state pension.

How the self-employed may miss out on the state pension

Monday, 11 July 2016 | Article

Low-paid self-employed workers workers, such as those running small businesses or actors and singers with seasonal jobs, may be stung with a 400% increase to...

Should I pay extra now to make sure I will receive the full state pension?

Friday, 08 July 2016 | Question and Answer

Those who reach state pension age from 6 April 2016 need 35 qualifying years to be entitled to the full state pension.

Will my mother now have to repay her benefits due to pension error?

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | Question and Answer

The council may decide that your mother has been overpaid housing benefit and council tax support because she received some of her pension income late.  If the council decides your mother was overpaid, they may recover the...

Top five pension con tricks revealed

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | News

A pension fraud campaign group has highlighted five signs that should set alarm bells ringing and alert you to the fact you and your savings could be the target of a sophisticated scam.

What does Brexit mean for pensions?

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

Following the news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union we ask what impact the move will have on your pension, whether you are years away, approaching retirement or already retired.

How much can I work if I'm getting a Tier 3 pension?

Thursday, 23 June 2016 | Question and Answer

Your Tier 3 health pension is reviewable, and you are expected to notify your employing authority if you enter into any further employment. Your former employer would then need to decide if this is ‘gainful employment’.

Prudential pulls out of the annuity market

Thursday, 23 June 2016 | News

Prudential has announced it will not offer its annuities on the open market and in future will only offer them to existing customers.