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Ask an expert: ‘Can my mum claim state pension credits for looking after my kids?’

Ask an expert: ‘Can my mum claim state pension credits for looking after my kids?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. My mother is 59 and helps...

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Millions of self-employed workers have no retirement plan

Millions of self-employed workers have no retirement plan

Millions of self-employed workers are approaching retirement age with no pension, according to a new survey. Insurer Aegon polled self-employed workers aged 55 to 65 and found that one in...

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Mapped: where the highest-earning pensioners live

Mapped: where the highest-earning pensioners live

Residents of the City of London received an average annual pension income of more than £49,000 in 2014, a whopping 33% rise on the previous year, figures from HMRC have...

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Major dividend tax and pension cuts suspended… for now

Major dividend tax and pension cuts suspended… for now

The government has suspended major changes to dividend tax and pensions ahead of the snap general election. The changes were supposed to be implemented in the 2017 Finance Bill, but...

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Will the general election affect the state pension triple lock?

Will the general election affect the state pension triple lock?

With a snap general election announced for 8 June, uncertainty hangs over the future of the state pension – and how much it rise will every year.  Since 2010, pensioners...

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Revealed: how much you need to save for a happy retirement

Revealed: how much you need to save for a happy retirement

Are you saving enough for retirement? New Which? research reveals that people aged 20 need to be putting away at least £131 a month to have a comfortable retirement, while...

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Are you due a huge pension tax refund?

Are you due a huge pension tax refund?

Thousands of people who’ve taken big lump sums from their retirement savings could be failing to reclaim huge tax refunds. When you take a lump sum from your pension for the...

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Ask an expert: ‘How can I increase my state pension now the top-up scheme is closed?’

Ask an expert: ‘How can I increase my state pension now the top-up scheme is closed?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I’m due to receive my state pension...

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Revealed: the tool that lets you see all your pensions in one place

Revealed: the tool that lets you see all your pensions in one place

A tool to help you see all your pension savings in one place – dubbed the ‘pensions dashboard’ – was unveiled to the public today for the first time, and...

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State pension age could rise to 70

State pension age could rise to 70

New reports published today could see some younger people having to wait until they are 70 to get the state pension and the triple lock guarantee disappearing after 2020. The...

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