Should you defer your pension and stay in work?
Old man in a factory
Pensions

Should you defer your pension and stay in work?

The pros and cons of deferring your pension and staying in employment beyond 66 are finely balanced.
15 Sep 2021
State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year
Rishi Sunak
State pensions

State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year

The “triple-lock” could in theory mean an 8% rise in state pensions this year. But that’s not going to happen. Saloni Sardana explains what the triple…
6 Sep 2021
How to top up your state pension
Pensions

How to top up your state pension

To get the full state pension, you will need to have made national insurance contributions for at least 35 years, But if don't qualify, you may be abl…
17 Aug 2021
Why you should consider deferring your state pension
Old lady with a birthday cake
Pensions

Why you should consider deferring your state pension

Deferring your state pension entitlement when you turn 66 still makes sense in some circumstances, says David Prosser.
6 Jul 2021
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
State pension age’s slow but steady rise
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
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
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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
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
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
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