Pensions

Pensions are changing. Old-style defined-benefits pensions are disappearing. State coffers are running dry. And the government is constantly fiddling with the pensions rules. A comfortable retirement is by no means guaranteed.

So now more than ever it’s vital that you build up a healthy pot of money that you can draw on to fund your retirement. At MoneyWeek, we can help you do that. Not only accumulating your pension pot throughout your working years, but also making sure it produces the income you need to enjoy your retirement.

Latest articles on pensions

Pensions to branch out

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Investors may soon be able to invest in young and growing businesses in their pensions, says David Prosser.

Inheritance tax fears for pensions

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A landmark court case could bring certain pensions under the inheritance tax umbrella.

Pensions are for your retirement, not for a rainy day

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The point of saving into a pension is that you can’t get the money until you retire. The chancellor should resist the temptation to relax the rules on early access.

Here’s what to expect from today’s Budget

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John Stepek gives a rundown on Philip Hammond’s Budget later today, and how it might affect your pocket.

Sipps sued over scams

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Clients and providers disagree on who should be responsible for spotting fraud, says David Prosser.

Think before deferring your state pension

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Delaying your state pension won’t be the right move for everyone, says David Prosser.

Civil partners to benefit

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Reform to civil partnerships should allow more couples to make the most of financial protections.

Altmann: warnings on women’s state pension ignored

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Former pensions minister Ros Altmann has claimed her warnings that changes to the state-pension age would have a detrimental impact on women were ignored at all levels of government.

Save into your pension while you can

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Fiddling with pension tax relief could be a nice little earner for a government hungry for cash, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Save what you can while you can.

Pensions relief in doubt, once again

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The chancellor is said to have pension funds in sight once again: specifically the £40bn annual cost of tax relief on contributions.

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