Managing your pension

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.

The lowdown on teachers' pensions

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | Article

In the first in a series of articles on different professions and their pension options, we examine the teachers’ pension scheme.

How to invest your pension in history

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Article

While Lamborghinis might not be flying off the forecourts as predicted by former pensions minister Steve Webb, the introduction of pension freedoms has resulted in a change of spending habits in retirement.

One in four aged over 50 plans pension 'gift' of £51k

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 | News

One in four people aged over 50 plans to leave some of their pension behind to loved ones, research from Saga Investment Services has found.

Flexible pension access surpasses £6.1bn

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | News

Some 159,000 people withdrew £1.77 billion from their pensions between April and June this year – the biggest amount on record - new data reveals.

The pros and cons of moving your pension

Monday, 25 July 2016 | Article

You might be tempted to switch pension providers to get your hands on your money, find a better deal, or to bring a number of pensions into one place. But before you move your money, you need to be aware of the risks.

Am I entitled to receive my late husband's state pension?

Monday, 25 July 2016 | Question and Answer

The benefit you have been receiving is known as bereavement allowance. It is only paid for a period of 52 weeks from the date your husband died.