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Pensions & retirement

Major pension changes in Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech today set out the government’s legislative programme for the year with two Bills that will

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£15,000 a year provides a happy retirement

New research from NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) puts the threshold for a comfortable retirement at around £15,000 per year.

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How self-employed can avoid pension crisis

Which? offers tips for self-employed workers looking to pay into a pension

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People want more choice over state pension

New research from PwC has shown that people want more choice over when they receive their state pension, even if it means they get less for taking it earlier.

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How much will it cost to boost your state pension?

Pensioners will be able to increase their weekly state pension by buying extra National insurance contributions between October 2015 and April 2016.

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Budget 2014: Pension tax relief in the spotlight

Cutting pension tax relief for additional and higher rate taxpayers is a tempting way to raise revenue, but the 2014 Budget seems unlikely to make big changes.

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All pensioners to be offered annuity advice

Pension providers will offer all customers impartial advice about buying annuities, as part of new regulations being introduced by the ABI.

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Annuities market ‘not working for consumers’

An FCA review of the annuities market concludes that significant barriers prevent consumers from shopping around and switching to get the best deal.

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Are you ready to retire?

A new retirement survey from Prudential shows many of those due to retire this year are prepared to work past the State Pension Age. Are you ready to retire?

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Collective pension schemes backed by ministers

Workers could see a significant boost to their retirement incomes thanks to a dramatic overhaul of the pensions system.

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