state pension

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

State pension 2019: Retirees will get an extra £220 next year, new figures reveal

The state pension will rise by around £4.25 a week or £220 a year from next April, new figures reveal. 

Read more »

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commits to triple lock on state pension

Jeremy Corbyn has committed to maintaining the triple lock on the state pension should the Labour Party win the next general election.

Read more »

Will claiming state and final salary pensions when I’m 65 affect my money purchase annual allowance?

Sometimes it’s possible to keep paying into your pension even after you take money out of a pot – but you may have to pay tax on contributions of over £4,000 a year.

Read more »

Do my childcaring years count towards my state pension?

In order to be entitled to a full state pension, you need to have paid national insurance or received credits for 35 years.

Read more »

Ditch the triple lock: state pension should rise in line with earnings, say MPs

State pension should rise in line with earnings, while “fundamental reform” of pensions tax relief is needed, according to an influential cross-party parliamentary committee of MPs.   

Read more »

Happy 70th birthday, state pension... though it's a muted celebration

Today marks the 70th birthday of the basic state pension.

Read more »