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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

Major tax blow for beneficiaries of pension transfers

Beneficiaries of pension transfers made while the holder was in poor health coul...

Nervous about Budget pension cuts? Six ways to shelter your money

Predictions are rife that the Chancellor will wield his axe on pension tax break...

UK’s lost pensions total £20bn: how to track yours down

A “jaw-dropping” 1.6 million lost pension pots worth nearly £20bn could be ...

Chancellor hints at cuts to pension tax breaks

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today hinted of curbs to pension tax breaks ahea...

Number of over 65s in employment doubles in 25 years

As longevity rates have risen and generous final salary pensions have declined, ...

Six months until pension contributions rise: what you need to know now

In April 2019, auto-enrolment contribution rates will rise for both employees an...

Retiring now

Inflation dip means pensioners to get an extra £221

The state pension will go up by £221 a year from April 2019 after inflation une...

Why now is a good time to buy an annuity

Annuities are ‘back on the table’ after two years of rock bottom rates, acco...

Retired homeowners see property value rise £800 a month

Baby boomers are cashing in on rising property prices, with many releasing equit...

Retiree couples need £8k more to survive the year

Retirees who rely solely on the state pension will struggle to make ends meet...

Savers cough up £110m falling foul of this pension rule

The government raked in £110m in tax from pension savers breaching the lifetime...

Boost for retirees as annuity rates rise again  

People planning to use their pension fund to buy a guaranteed income in retireme...

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Major tax blow for beneficiaries of pension transfers

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