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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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    Money Advice Service offered outdated UK pensions information

    A service tipped to deliver a key plank of the government’s radical pension reforms continued to make available outdated...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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....

  17. November 15, 2013

    Concern over pension annuity referrals

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. March 22, 2012

    Over-60s measure Budget in fuel bills and sardines

    Eyeing the primulas on sale at Witney’s open-air market, Joseph Burton, 86, delivers his verdict on George Osborne’s Budget....

  28. March 22, 2012

    Pensioners’ howls of protest shouted down

    Economists and social policy experts rejected pensioners’ howls of protest over the Budget on Thursday, saying that an...

  29. March 21, 2012

    ‘Granny tax’ boosts pensioners’ burden

    By Josephine Cumbo Pension savers were spared further cuts to tax relief in the Budget, as had been expected, but a series...

  30. March 21, 2012

    Pensioners’ allowances to be scrapped

    The chancellor unveiled long-signalled reforms that will lead to the eventual scrapping of the pension credit – a...

  31. March 15, 2012

    Call to lift limits on work-based pensions

    The rules governing Nest, the low-cost scheme created by the government to kick-start automatic enrolment into work-based...

  32. March 9, 2012

    Bank’s critics point to QE’s victims

    As quantitative easing has its third anniversary, the Bank of England has come in for criticism that the policy...

  33. Money Supply

    March 1, 2012

    Monetary policy and redistribution

    For almost the entire time the Bank of England has enjoyed operational control of monetary policy, the redistributive...

  34. February 29, 2012

    Retirement will become age management

    If you are working and in your 40s or 50s, do not count on that carriage clock any time soon. The idea of a comfortable...

  35. February 22, 2012

    Pensioners count the cost of Bank moves to stimulate economy

    While much of British industry has applauded the Bank of England’s efforts to stimulate the economy following the deepest...

  36. February 22, 2012

    Power of pension investments can stimulate economy

    From Dr Ros Altmann. Sir, Ian Mulheirn advises the chancellor to reduce Individual Savings Account tax-free allowances and...

  37. February 14, 2012

    Inflation continues to take its toll

    Households reliant on fixed incomes are still struggling to keep pace with rising prices, despite the sharp fall in...

  38. February 10, 2012

    QE adds to gloom for pension savers

    More than a million savers approaching retirement face further cuts to their pension income, following this week's decision...

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