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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    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

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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’...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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