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State pension triple lock is guaranteed for this Parliament but no consensus for reforming pension tax relief, government says

Friday, 12 October 2018 | News

The state pension triple lock will remain in place at least "for the rest of this Parliament", the government has confirmed. 

Is Chancellor Philip Hammond planning to cut pension tax relief in the Autumn Budget?

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 | News

With Budget 2018 a couple of weeks away, rumours are swirling that Chancellor Philip Hammond will cut higher-rate pension tax relief to help fund the NHS.

New rules for final salary pension transfers confirmed to stave off fears of a mis-selling scandal

Friday, 05 October 2018 | News

Advisers recommending defined benefit (DB) pension transfers are to face tighter regulations in an attempt to stave off growing concerns of a mis-selling scandal.

One in three under 35s risk poverty in retirement because they are saving for a home over a pension

Thursday, 04 October 2018 | News

Millennials are prioritising saving for a mortgage over their pensions, risking the outcome of a lower income in retirement, new research from Prudential suggests.

UK grandparents have a total worth of £5 trillion - and half plan to pass wealth to their grandchildren

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

Despite grandparents having a total net worth of over £350,000 on average, a fifth are still not debt free, new research shows.

Should I buy back my missed pension years?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | Question and Answer

To be eligible for the full state pension, which is currently £164.35 a week, you will need to have at least 35 qualifying years of NICs – or credits that you are given as a carer or because you are in receipt of other state...

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.

Surge in equity release lending as number of products doubles

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | News

The number of over-55s using equity release to unlock cash in their homes has surged in the past year, driven by increased competition and innovation, a new report has revealed.

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?

Annuity rates up nearly a fifth in two years, after post-Brexit referendum crash

Monday, 17 September 2018 | News

The income 65-year olds can get from a £100,000 pension is up by 19% since rates bottomed out on 15th September 2016, just months after the UK voted to leave the EU.