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  1. September 26, 2014

    Shadow pension minister calls for details of reforms

    Gregg McClymont, shadow pensions minister, has only had a day or two to recover from the Scottish referendum before the...

  2. 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...

  1. July 23, 2014

    State pension deferral rate at bottom of range

    The government has come under fire for choosing almost the lowest possible deal to offer individuals who opt to delay...

  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...

  3. June 23, 2014

    Q&A: Steve Webb on collective pensions

    The government is working on details on a new type of “pooled” workplace pension. Steve Webb, pensions minister, recently...

  4. June 20, 2014

    Pensions minister with the future of millions in his hands

    From signing off the “triple lock” on the state pension, to overseeing 3m workers newly saving for retirement, Steve Webb...

  5. Westminster Blog

    June 17, 2014

    Tax relief on pensions to become election battlefield

    Tax relief on pensions looks set to become a key battleground at next year’s general election with Labour and the Lib Dems...

  6. June 13, 2014

    Pension guidance could be delivered in groups, says Webb

    Savers approaching retirement could be offered group guidance on their financial options, rather than a one-to-one session,...

  7. June 12, 2014

    Government is warned over pensions advice promise

    When George Osborne signalled the biggest pensions shake-up for a century, he promised savers free guidance to help them...

  8. June 8, 2014

    Dutch defend Queen’s UK pension plan

    An angry debate has erupted in the UK investment market after plans to adopt a Dutch pooled pension model were unveiled by...

  9. June 6, 2014

    Guidance will be offered, but will savers take it?

    Make a change to the tax system and you’ll see changes in behaviour within a few months. Economists reckon it takes about a...

  10. June 4, 2014

    A coalition coming apart at the seams

    When British governments approach a general election they tend to lighten their legislative programme. The Queen’s Speech on...

  11. June 4, 2014

    What are proposed collective pension plans?

    The government has been looking at ways to offer better pensions for millions saving for their retirement. Currently in the...

  12. June 3, 2014

    Dutch collective pensions strain to win UK support

    Plans to offer British workers access to Dutch-style collective pension schemes risk not getting off the ground as employers...

  13. June 1, 2014

    UK pension reform to take centre stage in Queen’s Speech

    Ministers have dropped plans to give employers more freedoms on how they operate pension schemes. It had been hoped that...

  14. May 29, 2014

    Labour backs coalition plans for ‘collective pensions’

    Labour has thrown its weight behind coalition plans for “collective pensions” which could increase pensioners’ income by up...

  15. May 28, 2014

    Labour aims to draw 1.5m low-paid people into workplace pensions

    More than 1.5m people would be enrolled into workplace pensions under proposals from Labour that prompted warnings from...

  16. April 30, 2014

    Pensions minister Steve Webb defends reforms

    The UK pensions minister has come under pressure to defend reforms that will allow retirees to take their savings pots as...

  17. April 29, 2014

    ‘Tight deadline’ for pension guidance plans

    George Osborne’s promise of free guidance on retirement options for every saver approaching pension age may not be fully...

  18. April 17, 2014

    Plan to advise pensioners on life expectancy

    Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live, under a government plan to help them manage their money...

  19. 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...

  20. March 27, 2014

    Charges for workplace pensions to be capped at 0.75%

    Ministers have imposed a cap of 0.75 per cent on charges for workplace auto-enrolment pensions from April 2015 and...

  21. March 23, 2014

    Labour party gets behind flexible UK pensions

    Labour has belatedly swung its weight behind government plans to overhaul pensions, several days after shadow chancellor Ed...

  22. 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...

  23. March 4, 2014

    Liberal Democrats name team to lead coalition negotiations

    Nick Clegg has named a five-person Liberal Democrat team, headed by close ally Danny Alexander, to prepare for coalition...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Backlash over automatic transfer of UK workers’ pension pots

    The government is facing a growing backlash over plans to push ahead with a new automatic transfer system for workers’...

  25. February 24, 2014

    UK pension providers set to be forced to disclose costs

    Pension companies will be forced to reveal an array of charges that are currently not disclosed, under reforms announced on...

  26. February 21, 2014

    DWP needs to get the basics right

    Faced with the prospect of a growing proportion of elderly citizens, Britain has wisely stepped up to the plate with a...

  27. February 17, 2014

    David Cameron pressed over delay to pension fees cap

    Rachel Reeves, the shadow work and pensions secretary, has written to the prime minister asking whether the government has...

  28. February 4, 2014

    Pension industry lobbying on charge cap revealed

    Pension providers met with senior civil servants on 27 separate occasions ahead of the government’s surprise decision to...

  29. 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...

  30. January 29, 2014

    More details of state pension top-up

    Hundreds of thousands of people approaching retirement will be given the chance to boost their state pension income by as...

  31. January 23, 2014

    UK coalition plan to cap pension charges in doubt after delay

    Plans to cap pension charges have been left in disarray after the coalition said it was delaying implementing the flagship...

  32. January 23, 2014

    UK to shelve pensions cap for a year

    Steve Webb, pensions minister, has confirmed the government is delaying plans to protect millions of workers from high...

  33. 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...

  34. January 21, 2014

    Lord Lawson calls for greater disclosure on pension costs

    Former chancellor Lord Lawson has increased pressure on the government to deliver cheaper pensions by calling for fund...

  35. January 21, 2014

    UK pensions minister Steve Webb stands firm on charges cap

    The government has said it remains committed to ensuring workplace pension savers get value for money after reports that it...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE For the “2010 China Credit / Credit Equals Gold #1 Collective Trust Product” bugs out...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The third week of 2014 looked poised to close on a soft note in Asia, with all major indices in the region...

  38. January 16, 2014

    Cap on UK workplace pension fees to be shelved for at least year

    Government plans to cap charges on workplace pensions will be shelved for at least a year, dealing a blow to pensions...

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