state pensions

Is it worth paying voluntary NICs so I qualify for a state pension?

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.

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Read our 10 most popular stories from January 2018

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by reading the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in January 2018.

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Ask the Experts: "Is it too late to top up my contributions so that I can get the full state pension?"

I’m afraid the letter from the Department for Work and Pensions is correct.

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Increases to women’s pension age earns government £5.1bn a year

The increase in women’s state pension age from 60 to 63 has reduced the number of women the government pays pensions to by 1.1 million, netting it a saving of £4.2 billion a year, according to a new report from the Institute...

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Life expectancy has stalled since 2010

Life expectancy has stalled since 2010, due to a rise in dementia deaths and squeezed health services, according to a new report by Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London....

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The Scottish National Party Manifesto: what it means for your finances

The Scottish National Party has now published its manifesto for the 2017 General Election.

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The true cost of the triple lock: £115,000 on your annuity

Research from Fidelity International into the cost of inflation protection on private pension savings has highlighted the true cost of the triple lock on the state pension.

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Time’s up for the triple lock on state pensions

Three days, three manifestos, and the battle lines are drawn for the triple lock on state pensions.

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UK should scrap state pension for richest 10%, says OECD

Britain should not give a state pension to the rich and should instead spend the money to boost benefits for the poor, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Men’s pensions three times greater than women’s

Men have almost three times the pension savings of women, according to the latest research from Aegon.

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