state pension

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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State pension makes up £6 in every £10 of income of retirees as private pensions fail to make up retirement earning needs

Despite the efforts of the current and previous governments to promote the adoption of private pensions, the state pension still makes up the bulk of post-retirement income.

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Historic rise in state pension age could cost people up to £8,000

The state pension age is rising today for millions of people, potentially costing them thousands of pounds.

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Victory for campaign groups as high court orders judicial review of women's state pension age increases

A high court judge has granted a judicial review to determine whether recent increases to women’s state pension age were lawful.

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UK state pension should be means tested, says International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the UK government to consider means-testing the state pension.

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Can I claim my late husband’s state pension?

In most cases your state pension is now based on your own national insurance record and therefore will be paid at your state pension age.

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