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From 30 years away to just one: start planning now for your dream retirement

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Article

The sooner you start planning for later life, the more likely you’ll be able to afford the lifestyle you want. Find out the steps to take whether you have decades or just months to go

"I’m 45 with NO pension – is it too late to start one?"

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | Article

One reader asks whether, at 45, he should start a pension or focus on Isa saving

1.75 million lower earners missing out on pensions tax relief because solution not 'cost-effective'

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | News

As many as 1.75m lower paid and part-time workers are missing out on tax relief on their pension contributions worth £60m a year, according to Royal London.

Three reasons why pensions are better than Junior Isas for your kids

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 | Blog | By Jamie Smith

If you are a parent, or grandparent, and are worried about how your children or grandchildren’s financial future will pan out, why not do something about it?

Progress on self-employed workers' pensions "profoundly disappointing" as Conservative manifesto pledge set to be dropped

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | News

The government has published proposals to improve self-employed workers’ engagement with pensions, but the measures have been described as “profoundly disappointing”.

One in three savers would put more in their pensions if they knew it was FSCS protected

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

Almost a third of consumers will put more cash into their pension pots if they know it is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), new research has revealed.

Is it worth paying voluntary NICs so I qualify for a state pension?

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | Question and Answer

I understand that your state pension forecast estimated that you would only have nine qualifying years at the time you reach your state pension age.

Should you start a pension for your kids?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Article

Setting up a pension for your child will help set them up for a wealthier retirement, is very tax efficient and helps introduce them to the concept of long-term saving. So why don't more people do it?

Millennials “confused” by pension rules, study warns

Friday, 31 August 2018 | News

Employers are being urged to explain “confusing” pension rules after a report found that 53% of millennials struggle to understand their workplace schemes.

My partner is near retiring. Should she invest a large sum in a private pension?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | Question and Answer

The right approach for you and your partner will depend on your circumstances, financial goals and attitude to risk.