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With Brits living longer and the rules of retirement constantly changing, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Look here for all of the news and insight you need to plan your future, whether you’re retiring now or looking forward to freedom. If you're on the cusp of retirement check out our 'Retiring Now' section. Our 'Retirement Planning' section is a useful tool in the run-up to retirement.

Retirement planning

‘Pension insurance’ floated to tackle long-term care challenge

A mutual insurer has come up with an innovative potential solution to the puzzle...

Government, Tata and regulators failed British Steel pension holders

A report by MPs into the British Steel pension scheme says members were targeted...

UK government responds on pension scams

The UK government has published its response to the Department for Work and Pens...

Pensioner property wealth tops £1 trillion

Property wealth owned by the over-65s has topped £1trn, up £37bn in the past y...

New civil partnership law could put pressure on pension schemes

A potential new law on civil partnerships currently being debated in Parliament ...

Small business owners to work longer, but they like it

Three-quarters of business owners plan to work beyond the state pension ages, wi...

Retiring now

Your essential guide to benefits and perks in retirement

As well as gaining more time and freedom in retirement, pensioners can also rece...

Self-employed continue to shun pensions

Self-employed pension savings continue to be inadequate and piecemeal, according...

This year’s retirees saddled with £34,000 of debt

Nearly one in five people retiring this year have debts to clear, with the avera...

Regulator turns its attention to the private pensions market

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation into the £400bn pri...

One in five homeowners open to equity release

One in five homeowners would consider using equity release to unlock cash secure...

Enhanced annuity rates continue to drop

Pension providers have cut their enhanced annuity rates six times more than thei...

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