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We're all going to have to be a lot more flexible
UK Economy

We're all going to have to be a lot more flexible

As the world gets older, we'll all have to retire later and finance it for longer. That's going to take a major rethink about an awful lot of things, …
6 Aug 2020
Don’t be tempted to transfer out of your final salary pension scheme
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Pensions

Don’t be tempted to transfer out of your final salary pension scheme

Switching out of final-salary schemes is very rarely a good idea, no matter how much money is on offer
29 Jul 2020
How to have a low-tax retirement in the sun
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Pensions

How to have a low-tax retirement in the sun

Greece is to offer a ten-year tax incentive to foreign pensioners. That’s a pretty good offer, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it might not last.
20 Jul 2020
This landmark pension case could mean big payouts
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Pensions

This landmark pension case could mean big payouts

Defined-benefit members in bankrupt firms’ pension schemes could be due a payout after a landmark High Court judgment.
10 Jul 2020
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Bank of England sceptical about pension superfunds
Pensions

Bank of England sceptical about pension superfunds

Plans for “pension superfunds”, cleared by industry regulators in recent weeks, could pose a threat to financial stability.
10 Jul 2020
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Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?
Pensions

Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?

The pensions triple lock had been a key plank of the government’s offer to older voters, but the promise to gold-plate the state pension is looking in…
27 Jun 2020
Have you been furloughed? Here's how it could hit your pension entitlement
Pensions

Have you been furloughed? Here's how it could hit your pension entitlement

Your pension savings could be squeezed by the state's furlough scheme – and its withdrawal.
16 Jun 2020

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Women are missing out on state pension money
State pensions

Women are missing out on state pension money

Hundreds of thousands of women are being paid less state pension than they are owed because of government errors.
12 Jun 2020
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Landmark ruling puts pension tax relief in jeopardy
Pensions

Landmark ruling puts pension tax relief in jeopardy

Savers who made in specie contributions to pensions – transferring assets such as art or property instead of paying in cash – could face big bills
1 Jun 2020
Savers tap in to their pensions as Covid-19 saps cash
Pensions

Savers tap in to their pensions as Covid-19 saps cash

Covid-19 hardship is leading record numbers of people to dip into their pension savings early.
30 May 2020
A Sipp provider can’t do your research for you
Pensions

A Sipp provider can’t do your research for you

Execution-only platforms have no responsibility to protect you from your own bad investment decisions, a court has ruled.
29 May 2020
What to do if your employer is skimping on pension contributions
Pensions

What to do if your employer is skimping on pension contributions

Many employers are cutting their contribution to workplace pension scheme to save money . Here's what you can do.
19 May 2020
Lockdown chores for pension savers
Pensions

Lockdown chores for pension savers

Add tracing your old forgotten pensions to the list of chores to do with your lockdown free time.
16 May 2020
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What being furloughed means for your workplace pension
Pensions

What being furloughed means for your workplace pension

An enforced break from work will chip away at your retirement savings. What are your options?
2 May 2020
Pensions Regulator freezes transfers out of final salary pension schemes
Pensions

Pensions Regulator freezes transfers out of final salary pension schemes

Amid the Covid-19 panic, the Pensions Regulator has given 5,500 defined benefit pension schemes the right to suspend all transfers for up to three mon…
1 May 2020
Coronavirus crisis hits occupational pension schemes
Pensions

Coronavirus crisis hits occupational pension schemes

A sharp fall in stocks and bond yields has damaged occupational pensions, endangering benefits.
20 Apr 2020
Gated property funds hit income drawdowns
Pensions

Gated property funds hit income drawdowns

Many property fund managers have banned savers from withdrawing money.
17 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: how are my pension savings affected and what should I do?
Pensions

Coronavirus: how are my pension savings affected and what should I do?

Falling markets will have taken a bite out of your pension savings. Here are the key questions to consider.
7 Apr 2020
Tinkering with the pensions tapering system
Pensions

Tinkering with the pensions tapering system

The problems caused by the annual pension contribution allowance have been partially addressed, says David Prosser.
24 Mar 2020
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Bad news on pensions buried in the Budget
Pensions

Bad news on pensions buried in the Budget

Changing the way pensions are increased in line with inflation could cost the average pension scheme member as much as £12,000.
18 Mar 2020
Another pensions scandal is brewing
Pensions

Another pensions scandal is brewing

Poor advice has prompted many savers to transfer out of final-salary pension schemes for no good reason.
11 Mar 2020
Don't scrap pensions tax relief. We need people to save more, not less
Pension tax

Don't scrap pensions tax relief. We need people to save more, not less

Scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief would amount to double taxation and discourage retirement saving, thereby depriving the economy of crucial …
5 Mar 2020