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    1. February 4, 2016

      Pensions minister warns on business costs

      The government has warned that forcing employers to increase contributions to staff pensions too quickly could be risky...

    2. December 23, 2015

      Pensions minister asks employers to plug tax relief gap

      The UK pensions minister has suggested employers could take the step of compensating hundreds of thousands of low...

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    1. December 6, 2015

      Ban on Israel divestment angers pension officials

      The UK government has angered some of the country’s most senior pension officials over proposed rules that have been...

    2. November 16, 2015

      Pensions minister presses regulator to better protect low earners

      The UK Pensions Regulator is facing demands from the pensions minister to do more to protect low earners at risk of...

    3. November 11, 2015

      New state pension ‘mis-sold’, says minister

      Significant reforms to the state pension, due to roll out next year, have been mis-sold, according the pensions...

    4. November 1, 2015

      QE ‘acted like an opaque tax’ on pension funds

      When central banks in the US, the UK and elsewhere in Europe announced plans to pump trillions of dollars into their...

    5. October 28, 2015

      UK MPs to probe reforms to state pension

      MPs will investigate how the government has told people about a planned overhaul of the state pension, in response to...

    6. July 28, 2015

      Pensions minister and chancellor divided

      In the heat of the fiercely contested 2015 election battle, the Conservatives took the decision to bring one of the...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Death knell sounds for UK executive pensions

      Ministers are considering scrapping “regressive” pension tax breaks for higher earners, amid claims that executives at...

    8. July 27, 2015

      Call for help for women who lose out on state pension

      Hundreds of thousands of women who will not qualify for the new state pension, unlike men of the same age, should be...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Scammers use aggressive tactics to defraud pension savers

      Scammers are turning to aggressive tactics to defraud savers of their pensions, including constant telephone calls and...

    10. July 16, 2015

      Pensions minister questions Osborne plan

      The pensions minister Ros Altmann has said the government’s proposals to tax pensions in a similar way to individual...

    11. July 3, 2015

      ‘Workplace Isa’ to shake up UK retirement saving

      The UK pensions minister has floated the idea of workers being offered new forms of retirement saving — rather than...

    12. June 28, 2015

      Pressure grows on mortgage lenders to help older borrowers

      Mortgage lenders are coming under increasing pressure to offer loans to older borrowers, who are encountering...

    13. June 7, 2015

      Zombie scheme haunts the Pension Protection Fund

      Should the new chief executive of the UK pensions regulator take a tougher line on approving the restructuring of...

    14. June 5, 2015

      Friends Life U-turn on pension cash

      Friends Life, the pensions provider, has apologised to its customers after reversing plans to offer them new flexible...

    15. June 5, 2015

      Steve Webb: My legacy is the single-tier state pension

      As the UK’s longest-serving pensions minister, Steve Webb was at the centre of historic reforms that will change the...

    16. May 17, 2015

      What would an ideal pension system look like?

      The appointment of pensions expert Ros Altmann as the UK’s pensions minister has been received warmly by most of those...

    17. May 15, 2015

      Consumer group urges minister to focus on pension charges

      Consumer campaigners are urging the new pensions minister to tackle high charges as hundreds of thousands of savers...

    18. May 15, 2015

      Ten ways George Osborne should fix our personal finances

      The post-election euphoria has died down and Conservative ministers, unmediated by the Liberal Democrats, are getting...

    19. May 12, 2015

      New minister’s outlook on pension issues

      Ros Altmann is one of the country’s best-known commentators on pensions having campaigned on a range of issues on...

    20. May 11, 2015

      Ros Altmann appointed pensions minister in cabinet reshuffle

      Ros Altmann, an expert on pensions and retirement policy, has been appointed pensions minister, as the industry absorbs...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Pensions industry concerned at loss of expertise

      The UK pension industry called for stability on Friday after the ousting of key policy makers in the general election,...

    22. May 8, 2015

      Wealthy breathe a sigh of relief at Tory victory

      Additional rate taxpayers, non-doms, London property owners and buy-to-let landlords breathed a collective sigh of...

    23. April 18, 2015

      George Osborne vows to boost UK bank competition

      George Osborne has vowed to increase retail banking competition by proposing a target to issue at least 15 new licences...

    24. April 10, 2015

      Paying off debt a priority in first week of pension freedoms

      Pension savers are finding it difficult to use new pension freedoms as some providers are turning down requests for...

    25. April 10, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — pensions and earnings

      What does this show? It’s the basic state pension as a percentage of average weekly earnings since the 1970s. Its value...

    26. April 9, 2015

      Standard Life reports sudden rise in pension inquiries

      Standard Life has reported a sharp rise in customer inquiries after the launch of sweeping pensions reforms that will...

    27. March 13, 2015

      Traded annuities ‘could see 20% discount’

      Savers trading their annuities on a second-hand market, for a cash lump sum, should expect to have a fifth knocked off...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Annuity escape plan for pensioners

      Radical plans to give millions of existing pensioners new flexibility to sell their annuities for cash are under...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Drawdown switch will hit pension contributions

      Investors moving from old style “capped drawdown” to new arrangements launched for the pension freedoms are warned the...

    30. February 10, 2015

      UK company pension deficits hit £370bn high

      Pension deficits at UK private companies have ballooned to a record £367.5bn — prompting calls for policy makers to...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Ministers water down ‘final salary’ safeguards

      The government is to water down a proposed safeguard designed to protect workers giving up small final salary pensions...

    32. January 26, 2015

      Regulator plans new pension safeguards

      Tougher consumer safeguards are to be introduced on the UK pension market amid concern that the coalition government’s...

    33. December 12, 2014

      Winners and losers in the state pension shake-up

      The biggest overhaul to the state pension in decades promises to deliver greater economic security and peace of mind to...

    34. November 10, 2014

      UK pension plan ‘unworkable’, warns expert

      One of the UK’s leading pension experts has branded as “unworkable” and “unfair” plans by the government to levy fines...

    35. November 6, 2014

      Threat of fines for those taking pension cash

      The Treasury is facing calls to drop “unworkable” plans which could see pension savers hit with hundreds of pounds in...

    36. October 31, 2014

      Personal pension provision plummets

      Personal pension provision among self-employed men has plummeted even as the government’s policy of automatic enrolment...

    37. October 24, 2014

      Savers need ‘second line of defence’

      Regulators are being urged to bolster consumer safeguards ahead of the roll-out of radical reforms which will...

    38. October 14, 2014

      UK pensioners given more flexibility to access savings

      On Tuesday, the government put before parliament plans that will give millions of pension savers freedom to cash in...

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