Minister calls for flat rate 30% pension tax relief

The pensions minister has called for an overhaul of tax relief on pension contributions that would see a flat 30 per cent rate introduced and the lifetime allowance axed.

Pensions | 16 Apr 2014

Half of Britons think retirees will not fritter away pension

Just over half of Britons think people can be trusted to spend their retirement savings wisely following the new pension reforms announced in the Budget.

Pensions | 16 Apr 2014

Why pension reform will not spark a buy-to-let bubble

Radical pension reforms have sparked talk of a buy-to-let bubble. But property expert Giles Beswick says we are unlikely to see a flood of retirees heading to their local estate agencies.

Buy to Let | 11 Apr 2014

One in seven will retire with no personal pension

One in seven people planning to retire this year has no personal pension provision, according to Prudential, and will be totally reliant on the state for their retirement income.

Pensions | 11 Apr 2014

Retirees offered extra pension decision-making time

Retirees who recently took a tax-free lump sum from their defined contribution (DC) pension now have longer to decide what to do with their cash, the government announced on Wednesday.

Pensions | 09 Apr 2014
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Only 25% of retirees plan to buy an annuity

Only 25 per cent of retirees plan to use their pension pot to buy an annuity following reforms announced in this year's Budget, a study has found.

Annuities | 07 Apr 2014

Top up scheme allows pensioners to boost state pension by £25 a week

Pensioners will be able to top up their state pension by up to £25 a week from next year under government plans published today.

Pensions | 02 Apr 2014
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FCA reveals Osborne's 'right to advice' pledge means guidance only

The Chancellor's 'right to advice' for pensioners at the point of retirement will be a right to 'free impartial guidance', not regulated advice, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.

Pensions | 01 Apr 2014
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Pension tracing requests reach four-year high

A dramatic increase in the number of people trying to track down lost pensions signals greater awareness of pension-related issues.

Pensions | 31 Mar 2014

Women still struggle to save as much for retirement as men

Having saved the same amount towards retirement over a 40 year period, men can end up £89,000 better off than women, according to Scottish Widows.

Savings Accounts | 30 Mar 2014
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Average retirement income is below minimum wage

With an average pension income of just £8,774, new retirees can expect their income to drop by two thirds upon leaving the workplace, says LV=.

Pensions | 28 Mar 2014

Towers Watson: Pension charge cap will be a mixed bag

The government’s proposed cap on pension fees will do some harm and some good, according to John Ball, UK head of pensions at Towers Watson.

Pensions | 27 Mar 2014

More than half of savers don't trust their pension provider

More than half of consumers approaching retirement say they do not trust their pension provider to act in their best interests, according to Which?

Annuities | 24 Mar 2014

Labour backs 'radical' pension reforms but demands more detail

Labour has backed the Chancellor's move to radically overhaul the pension system, which will give retirees freedom to do what they want with their money at age 55.

Pensions | 24 Mar 2014
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New annuity rules: your questions answered

Annuity expert Alan Higham responds to pension savers’ five most pressing questions.

Pensions | 20 Mar 2014

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