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    1. 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 of up...

    2. 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 fines...

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    1. The New World of Work

      This series looks at how we will work in the future, and asks what needs to be done to...
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    1. 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 has...

    2. 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 liberalise the...

    3. 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 their...

    4. October 3, 2014

      Older workers desert pensions

      Nearly one in three older workers are missing out on free money from their employer for their retirement by opting out of a...

    5. September 12, 2014

      First ‘low-cost’ drawdown product set to launch

      The door has been opened for millions of pension savers to access income drawdown through the workplace with the launch of a...

    6. September 5, 2014

      Webb hints at action on pension exit fees

      Savers in workplace pension schemes will not know until December whether action will be taken to ease any penalties levied...

    7. August 22, 2014

      FOS finds in favour of mis-sold annuitant

      Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company, has been ordered to pay compensation to a longstanding...

    8. August 15, 2014

      Where’s the younger workers’ champion?

      The British pension system will fail to provide young people with a basic level of security in retirement. They may not...

    9. August 8, 2014

      Millions face punitive pension exit charges

      Ministers are being urged to prevent millions of savers “trapped” in older, poor-value pensions from facing hefty exit...

    10. August 1, 2014

      Annuity sale to cancer sufferer marks new mis-selling low

      Two of the country’s largest pension providers are under fire over the bungled sale of an annuity to a cancer sufferer in a...

    11. July 25, 2014

      Q&A: How the pension shake-up affects you

      The government has released further details about the big changes it is making to give savers full flexibility over how they...

    12. July 14, 2014

      Ros Altmann named champion for older workers

      The government has announced the appointment of Ros Altmann, an economist and independent expert on pension issues, as...

    13. June 27, 2014

      Money Advice Service offered outdated UK pensions information

      A service tipped to deliver a key plank of the government’s radical pension reforms continued to make available outdated...

    14. May 23, 2014

      The reinvention of pensions

      The U-shaped annuity. Deferred annuities that do not pay out for decades after they are bought and pensions that remain...

    15. May 16, 2014

      Consumer group calls for action on stopgap annuities

      The Financial Services Consumer Panel has called for a temporary ban on “stopgap” annuities being sold without financial...

    16. May 12, 2014

      Partnership offers annuity with get-out clause

      Partnership has become the latest pension provider to launch a new annuity amid calls for the financial regulator to take a...

    17. April 17, 2014

      Pensions minister floats standard rate of tax relief

      Pensions minister Steve Webb’s suggestion that tax relief on pension contributions should be levied at a flat 30 per cent...

    18. April 2, 2014

      Ministers unveil terms of state pension boost

      Those born too long ago to benefit from the more generous flat-rate pension beginning in April 2016 will be offered the...

    19. March 20, 2014

      Caution tempers euphoria over scrapping of forced pension annuities

      A wave of euphoria has been released by the scrapping of a 60-year old law that forced pensioners to buy insurance to give...

    20. March 10, 2014

      UK pension changes risk deterring high earners, experts warn

      Fresh attempts by politicians to limit, or claw back, pension tax relief may put higher earners off pension saving...

    21. March 7, 2014

      ‘Democratise drawdown’ says Nest

      Nest, the state-sponsored workplace pension scheme, is looking at ways to make income drawdown, typically the preserve of...

    22. January 31, 2014

      ‘Boost state pension’ with AE cash

      Older workers are being encouraged to consider using small pension pots built up in a company pension to buy a better...

    23. January 31, 2014

      Poor value annuities ‘should be banned’

      Pension providers should be barred from selling annuities to customers going into retirement if their rates are very...

    24. January 22, 2014

      Government acts on small-pot crisis

      The government is considering ways to tackle poor value annuity deals offered for small pension pots after an FT Money...

    25. January 17, 2014

      Plight of the small pension pot saver

      From our television screens to Twitter to the Houses of Parliament, there’s barely a place where annuities – and questions...

    26. January 15, 2014

      Adviser ‘bias’ removed from annuities directory

      The creators of a new directory to help consumers find retirement income specialists are changing the wording of the website...

    27. January 11, 2014

      Annuity directory ‘biased’ against advice

      A new directory aimed at helping those approaching retirement shop around for a pension income is under fire over claims it...

    28. November 18, 2013

      Pension groups ‘taking advantage’ of customers, says minister

      A government minister has accused insurance companies of making “excess” profits from some people who are about to retire....

    29. November 15, 2013

      Concern over pension annuity referrals

      Pension savers are being pushed towards potentially unsuitable annuity offers by providers who take commission for...

    30. November 10, 2013

      Scare stories about USS liabilities are overblown

      Criticism of the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension fund raises fundamentally important issues for UK defined...

    31. September 20, 2013

      Rethink urged on ‘inflexible’ drawdown

      The government is being urged to reconsider rules which prevent thousands of pension investors from taking higher incomes...

    32. August 16, 2013

      How to tackle the pension crisis

      In 1966, novelist Harry Harrison imagined the world in 1999. His dystopian novel Make Room! Make Room! envisages a vastly...

    33. June 21, 2013

      Threat to UK state pension ‘triple lock’

      A policy which guarantees minimum annual rises in the state pension is not certain to survive beyond the next election, the...

    34. May 8, 2013

      PPF ‘exposed to more risk’ as regulator relaxes guidance

      New measures to ease the burden faced by companies struggling with their pension deficits could lead to bigger bills for the...

    35. November 7, 2012

      DWP to consult on low-cost Nest pension

      The Department for Work and Pensions is to consult employers on whether rules on a newly-created low cost pension scheme are...

    36. Money Supply

      August 23, 2012

      QE bono?

      The rich. That’s according to a Bank of England study, out today, on the distributional effects of quantitative easing. This...

    37. June 17, 2012

      QE and inflation cost savers £18bn a year

      Record low interest rates and emergency support from the Bank of England are losing savers nearly £18bn a year, research has...

    38. April 9, 2012

      Employers urged to help improve pensions

      Policy makers have watched with growing angst during the past decade as private sector employers stepped up their closure of...

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