A pensions boost for grandparents

Grandparent with child © iStock
New rules will give granddad’s pension a push too

Thousands of grandparents looking after their children’s children are missing out on a valuable opportunity to boost their pensions, according to a former pensions minister. Last year, just 1,300 people took advantage of a scheme to help grandparents and other close relatives taking on childcare duties, even though as many as 100,000 might be eligible, says Steve Webb, the former Liberal Democrat MP who works as director [...]