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    1. 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 shape...

    2. 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 take...

    1. May 15, 2015

      Steve Webb warns successor on UK workplace pension shortfalls

      The UK’s longest-serving pensions minister has warned the new government faces a huge challenge to boost workplace pension...

    2. 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 the...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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 relief at...

    5. April 17, 2015

      The politicians intent on pillaging your pension

      The Green party proposed an eye-catching policy for high earning London home­owners with large pension savings this week. It...

    6. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

      Charges on about £10bn worth of savings held in expensive legacy pensions are to be cut to 0.75 per cent under a deal struck...

    7. March 30, 2015

      Watchdog probes sale of financial data

      The UK’s data watchdog is investigating claims that financial details of thousands of people approaching retirement has been...

    8. March 27, 2015

      No regrets from pension reform minister

      Steve Webb would prefer his legacy as the UK’s longest-serving pensions minister to be the subtle reforms he has made to...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Highs and lows of the UK’s coalition government

      Britain’s first peacetime coalition since the 1930s wound up this week with a low-key celebration: David Cameron handed out...

    10. March 24, 2015

      Labour MPs to slam ‘scandalous’ progress on pension reform advice

      Senior Labour MPs will warn on Wednesday that progress on advising people about imminent pension reforms is “nothing short...

    11. March 23, 2015

      Minister tells over-55s to leave pension decision until autumn

      The pensions minister has advised over-55s considering cashing in their pension pots in April to wait until the autumn, as...

    12. March 15, 2015

      Work on CDC schemes could be put on ice despite demand

      Several “household name” companies are said to be looking at plans to launch hybrid “collective defined contribution”...

    13. 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 serious...

    14. March 2, 2015

      Pension trustees urged to focus on key costs

      Transaction costs levied on workplace pension savers could be made more transparent quickly by focusing on eight key...

    15. February 27, 2015

      Webb threatens to ‘name and shame’ high-charging pensions

      The government is threatening to name insurers which it says are not responding to calls for action over £26bn of funds held...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Insurers suggest earlier access to pension funds

      The government is facing growing calls to give younger savers earlier access to their pensions to help them get on the...

    17. February 13, 2015

      Government on trail of lost pensions

      Further details emerged this week of the government’s new system to help workers keep track of small pension pots built up...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Minister urges scrapping of higher rate UK pensions tax relief

      A government minister has called for pensions tax relief for higher earners to be scrapped and replaced with a single 33 per...

    19. February 7, 2015

      State pension forecasts now available for over-55s

      Millions more people will be able to apply for a state pension statement to help them plan for retirement, the government...

    20. January 22, 2015

      State pension advice revised after complaints

      State pension forecasts sent to tens of thousands of people preparing for retirement are to be reviewed after complaints...

    21. January 16, 2015

      Annuities cash-in idea has ‘potential’, say insurers

      Controversial proposals to allow retirement savers the right to sell their annuities for cash have received a boost after...

    22. January 9, 2015

      Elderly will run out of cash under pension reforms, charity warns

      “Significant” numbers of people will run out of cash in later life unless stronger safeguards are put in place for those...

    23. January 2, 2015

      Ask the pensions minister

      In less than three months, major changes to UK pension rules are due to come into effect, promising to deliver greater...

    24. December 17, 2014

      Pension industry ordered to cut charges

      The pensions industry has been ordered by the UK government to reduce charges after a report identified up to £26bn of...

    25. December 4, 2014

      State pension will rise to £115.95 a week

      Millions of pensioners are to receive an above-inflation rise in their state pension payments next year, the government...

    26. 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...

    27. October 24, 2014

      Where the joyride of pension reform may lead

      Stop moaning and get on with it. That’s the general reaction when insurers and pension providers raise questions about the...

    28. October 23, 2014

      Warning over pension tax loophole

      MPs have pressed the government to back its claims that a tax loophole created by pension reforms will not lead to a large...

    29. October 22, 2014

      ‘Short service’ pension refunds limited to 30 days

      Tighter restrictions are to be placed on workers cashing in their pensions when leaving a job, the government confirmed on...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Regulator has no plans to bolster UK pension safeguards

      The City regulator has no plans to introduce tougher safeguards for consumers ahead of radical reforms of the pensions...

    31. October 16, 2014

      ‘No going back on workplace pension charge caps’ – Webb

      Ministers have confirmed that the government is pushing ahead with a 0.75 per cent charge cap on workplace pensions, in...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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