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State pension row: MPs rally to support women

by Jack Gilbert on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:33

MPs will form an all-party parliamentary group to support women hit by state pension age rises.

Trustees warn pension money disappearing offshore

by Jack Gilbert on Apr 11, 2016 at 08:00

Offshore funds are at the heart of the latest wave of pension scams, say trustees tasked with recovering members’ money.

Lifetime ISA loophole could provide double saving boost

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 22, 2016 at 11:38

Canny savers could use pensions and lifetime ISAs and gain a double tax break, provided the chancellor doesn't close the loophole first.

MPs back early state pension for women

by Ollie Smith on Mar 11, 2016 at 08:40

Work and pensions committee will recommend women hit by accelerated rises in the state pension age should be allowed to take their pension early.

NHS trust probed over nurses' pension deal

by Charles Walmsley on Mar 08, 2016 at 09:05

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust referred to The Pension Regulator over pay deal offering nurses higher salary for opting out of pension scheme.

Chancellor drops pension tax changes from Budget

by Ollie Smith, William Robins, Michelle McGagh on Mar 07, 2016 at 13:25

Chancellor George Osborne has abandoned plans to reform pension tax in next week's Budget but experts say it's a stay of execution.

State pension age review to be led by ex-CBI chief

by Justin Cash on Mar 01, 2016 at 18:12

Government announces former CBI director general John Cridland will head review into sustainability of state pension age.

Government could lump savers with £4bn pensions tax raid

by William Robins on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:53

Former pensions minister Steve Webb has warned the government could still shift pension taxation to an ISA-style system, removing the tax-free lump sum.

NHS challenged over cash-for-pension offers to nurses

by Charles Walmsley on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:51

Unions have complained to regulators about an NHS trust offering nurses higher pay if they opt out of their pension scheme.

Osborne faces backbench 'riot' over pension tax relief reforms

by William Robins on Feb 12, 2016 at 13:39

Chancellor George Osborne faces a rebellion within his own party over plans to cut pension tax relief, reports suggest.

Data errors could see 4 million paid wrong pension

by William Robins on Feb 08, 2016 at 08:36

Faulty record keeping threatens to undermine the introduction of the flat-rate state pension in April, say experts.

Altmann hits out at 'hateful' state pension campaign bullying

by Ollie Smith on Feb 08, 2016 at 07:47

Pensions minister Ros Altmann has accused the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign of bullying her.

Osborne plans Budget blow to high earners' pension tax relief

by William Robins on Jan 18, 2016 at 16:31

Chancellor George Osborne will announce plans to implement a flat rate of pension tax relief in this year's Budget, according to the Financial Times.

Flat rate state pension will cause new political storm

by Frances Coppola on Jan 18, 2016 at 08:00

The furore over women's state pension age increases will be nothing compared to grievances new flat-rate state pension will cause.

Interest-only mortgages: thousands may be forced to sell

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:02

Those expecting equity release to save them from their interest-only mortgages will be disappointed.

Women's pension petition gains 88k signatures

by Justin Cash on Dec 22, 2015 at 09:10

Campaigners fighting increases in women's state retirement age say they are on track to get the 100,000 signatures for a parliamentary debate.

Property vs pension: the two stages of retirement funding

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 07, 2015 at 08:00

Smaller pensions and house price increases mean pensions and homes will now fund retirement.

Government closes public sector pension transfer loophole

by William Robins on Aug 19, 2015 at 12:06

The Treasury has published legislation closing a loophole that allowed transfers of public sector pensions to some overseas schemes.

Pensions: the savers left in the lurch by exit fee clampdown

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 30, 2015 at 16:04

The government's clampdown on exit fees charged by pension companies is good news, but it won't help all savers.

Pension and property can pay a 'living inheritance'

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:01

Easier access to pension and property wealth means some well-off, older people can pass money to their children before they die.

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