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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

Five ways to boost your pension pot

As new research reveals that three quarters of women could not cope in retiremen...

Retirees urged to shop around for annuity quotes as income rises by hundreds of pounds

Retirees with a drawdown pension are being urged to ask their adviser for an ann...

Thousands of pensioners paid back £209.3m due to government errors

The government has paid back £209.3 million to pensioners who were underpaid th...

Autumn Statement 2022: Inheritance tax threshold frozen for further two years

Inheritance tax (IHT) thresholds will be maintained until 2028 as part of a raft...

Single mothers face £246,000 pension shortfall

Couples with children have an average of £275,000 in total assets when they rea...

Cost-of-living crisis scuppers retirement wind down plans

Millions of workers over the age of 55 have started a phased retirement journey,...

Retiring now

BLOG: Are annuities making a comeback?

Amid the economic upheaval and turmoil in the bond markets after the mini Budget...

Equity release hits record level among older homeowners

Lending in the equity release sector totalled £1.5bn in Q3 – a fresh record f...

Double-digit state pension rise up in the air as triple lock in doubt

Retirees were expecting a double-digit state pension rise in 2023 but this has o...

Pension triple lock safe for now: Retirees set for biggest ever income rise

Retirees are set to receive a 10.1% increase to their state pension next year af...

Double digit state pension rise next year cast into doubt

The government is refusing to commit to the state pension triple lock which woul...

Bank of England steps up bond support to calm pension fears

The Bank of England has doubled its bond buying daily limit to £10bn in a bid t...

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