state pension

Create a 'state pension for care' to fund social care crisis, says Damian Green MP

Over 50s should pay a 1% surcharge on their national insurance contributions (NICs) to help fund the care crisis, says a new report.

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Retirees should lose free TV licences, state pension triple lock - and pay National Insurance, says Lords committee

A report from the House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has made wide-ranging recommendations on benefits for the elderly, calling for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.

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Half a million older workers are paying too much tax because they have not deferred their state pension

Half a million of people working past retirement age may be paying too much tax on their state pension, new analysis reveals.

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End to 'unnecessary' disabled pensioner benefit assessments, Amber Rudd announces

The government will no longer force disabled pensioners to undergo benefit assessments, the work and pensions secretary has announced.

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Will I always get more for my state pension?

As you reached state pension age before 6 April 2016, you were given the option of a lump sum or an increase to your state pension when you chose to defer starting to take your pension.

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Over 200,000 parents face a smaller state pension because of innocent paperwork mistakes

More than 200,000 parents are facing a smaller state pension because of a complicated bureaucratic situation involving child benefit of which they are unaware. 

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Top up your state pension now to avoid contribution cost hike in April

Those considering paying voluntary National Insurance Contributions (NICs) should get their skates on or face a hike in the cost of making up gaps.

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Benefit changes for older mixed-age couples 'could cost some £7,000 a year'

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to introduce changes to pension age state benefits that will impact older couples of different ages,

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Young people increasingly pessimistic about ever getting a state pension

Young people are increasingly losing confidence in receiving a state pension when they are older, with many not thinking it will exist at all, new research reveals.

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Pensions committee investigates why WASPI complaints are being closed ahead of state pension age judicial review

The parliamentary Work and Pensions Select Committee is investigating why complaint cases from women affected by state pension age changes have been closed ahead of a judicial review. 

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