Managing your pension

Can I get higher-rate tax relief on a one-off payment I made into my pension plan?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Question and Answer

You can have tax relief in respect of any relievable pension contributions, provided you are an active member of a registered pension scheme.

Cap on pension exit fees proposed

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | News

Exit fees on pensions should be capped at 1%, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.

50-somethings should work until 70 for more generous state pension, says Lord Turner

Monday, 23 May 2016 | News

The state pension age should rise to 70 by 2030 according to Lord Adair Turner, the architect of the...

Five things NOT to do with your pension

Thursday, 19 May 2016 | Article

However, while you may not be planning to blow your savings on a sports car or an expensive cruise habit, it’s easy to make costly mistakes even when you have the best intentions.

Revealed: the amount of income pension savers can safely withdraw

Thursday, 19 May 2016 | News

Savers who took advantage of the pension freedoms when they were introduced last April have had a...

Pension dashboard: international lessons learnt

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | News

Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands have pension dashboards, where savers can see all their pensions in one place, while British savers risk being left in the 'slow lane' unless the UK government takes a more proactive...

DWP launches online Pension Tracing Service

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | News

Government launches website in an effort to help trace £400 million in unclaimed pension savings.

UK pensions 'creaking at the seams'

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | News

A leading pensions expert has questioned how adequately occupational pension schemes are being managed after the Pensions Regulator and Pension Protection Fund gave evidence to the Department of Work and Pensions Committee...

Your 10-year retirement plan

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Article

If you are in your 50s and financially unprepared for retirement then the good news is you’re not alone. The bad news, however, is that you’re fast running out of time to avoid poverty in later life.

How can I increase my Local Government pension now that I may have to retire early?

Monday, 09 May 2016 | Question and Answer

As a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme, you are allowed to make additional voluntary contributions (AVC), buy pension top-ups or make personal pension contributions to an entirely separate scheme.