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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

Boomers defer spending on care cost fears

Worries over the cost of care are deterring Baby Boomers from spending in retire...

Five ways to tackle important financial decisions head on

Brits choose to spend more time planning a holiday than ensuring they have the r...

Women ‘still decades away’ from achieving pension equality

In spite of encouraging figures that show a rise in female members of workplace ...

Tough new probate fees give families a headache

Dubbed a “stealth tax” by critics, probate costs will increase under controv...

New law for ‘no fault’ divorce, but financial planners urge caution

The government has announced new legislation to allow for a ‘no fault’ divor...

1.8m workers may be missing out on pension tax relief

Insurer Royal London estimates that half a million more workers may be missing o...

Retiring now

Last-time buyer numbers double as life expectancy rises

The number of so-called 'last-time buyers' has almost doubled in a decade, a rep...

Retirees, beware of the 31% tax hit to your income

The average retired household pays £7,971 in direct and indirect taxes tax a ye...

Gifting rules in need of reform, says wealth management group

Older generations, who have benefited from the housing boom and generous pension...

State pension age rule change costs people thousands

Today marks the first day since before the Second World War that men and women w...

The ‘use it or lose it’ pension opportunity for high earners

As we approach the end of the tax year, there are a few ‘use it or lose it’ ...

Over-65s earn £1k a month from their homes

Pensioner property wealth has hit an all-time high of £1.118trn.

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