Women could be compensated for state-pension shortfall
State pensions

Women could be compensated for state-pension shortfall

A government inquiry has said that up to 200,000 women could be owed a collective £1.7bn in compensation, with the average woman being owed £13,500 in…
12 Mar 2021
How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements
State pensions

How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements

Existing British expatriates' state pensions are protected under the Brexit deal, and they retain the right to receive free healthcare. But there are …
8 Jan 2021
State pension age’s slow but steady rise
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State pensions

State pension age’s slow but steady rise

Both men and women now have to wait until their 66th birthdays to claim their state pension.
9 Oct 2020
How to make sure you claim all your pension entitlements
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Pensions

How to make sure you claim all your pension entitlements

It’s important to make sure you get the income that you are due when you retire, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
30 Sep 2020
Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?
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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
How much extra state pension you will get if you delay claiming it
State pensions

How much extra state pension you will get if you delay claiming it

If you delay claiming your state pension by a year or two you could end up much better off in retirement.
13 Feb 2020
Government admits it has got its state pension sums wrong
Pensions

Government admits it has got its state pension sums wrong

Approximately 360,000 people have been given incorrect forecasts of their state pension benefits, the government has confirmed.
14 Jun 2019
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Brexit: no deal, no pension
Brexit

Brexit: no deal, no pension

A no-deal Brexit could scupper pension payouts for retirees in Europe. Should you worry?
10 Aug 2018
Why the state pension should be means tested
State pensions

Why the state pension should be means tested

The state pension should only be offered to those who need it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
4 Apr 2017