pensions

Can I claim my late husband’s state pension?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Question and Answer

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.

Budget 2018: Will the Chancellor cut tax relief or the 25% tax-free lump sum? Here are eight things he could have in store for pensions

Friday, 19 October 2018 | News

Rumours are once again mounting that the Chancellor is gearing up to cut tax relief on pensions in next week’s Budget.

UK is sitting on a £20 billion lost pensions mountain - are you owed thousands of pounds?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

The UK is sitting on a “lost pensions mountain” worth nearly £20 billion, according to estimates from an insurance industry body.

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

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

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

10 things you need to know about your pension

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 | Article

Your pension is one of the most tax-efficient ways to save money over the long term. But do you know how to make the most of these benefits? Here are some useful pointers

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.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commits to triple lock on state pension

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

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

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...

Three ways to fix the Lifetime Isa - Moneybox’s recommendations to the Treasury revealed

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | News

The much-maligned Lifetime Isa has come in for significant criticism in recent months. Now, one of the largest providers of the product has stepped in to have its say on how it should be fixed.

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.