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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

Brits hit with £5.4bn IHT bill in 2018/19

HMRC raked in a record amount of death tax last year, with the cash raised throu...

Savers told they can’t rely on auto-enrolment and state pension

Savers in workplace schemes have been warned about being lulled into a false sen...

The £80,000 price tag for living longer

Brits will live five years longer than they expect to – but will need an extra...

Update your retirement age or miss out on £10,000

Workers are being urged to update the planned retirement date on their pension d...

Government announces consultation for flexible NHS pensions

The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposals would offer more flexibil...

Over 60s missing out on £1bn of retirement savings

Older savers are throwing away £1.75bn in pension savings by choosing not to co...

Retiring now

Should you buy an annuity or wait?

With Brexit continuing to cause uncertainty, thousands of people approaching ret...

Annuity rates fall to record low

Annuity rates have plummeted to record lows after months of decline, according t...

Government promises councils extra £1.bn for social care

Councils will have access to an extra £1.5bn of funding for social care next ye...

Bad news for soon-to-be retirees as annuity rates tumble

Pensioners purchasing an annuity today will earn thousands of pounds less over t...

Warning for people who make small withdrawals from their pension

People who withdraw small amounts of cash from the “wrong” pension risk unwi...

State finally pays £132,000 it owes to retiree

A pensioner who thought he would have to release equity from his home after runn...

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