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Pensions & retirement

Could this tactic boost your pension by £50,000?

In just 30 years’ time life expectancy is set to reach 100 – with experts around the world suggesting that retirement ages need to increase so that people have enough...

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State pension triple-lock: will you be better or worse off?

Almost all of the UK’s political parties have published their manifestos and voters now have a clear idea of their positions on one of the key issues affecting their finances...

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Conservative manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Conservative Party today released its manifesto for next month’s general election, with changes to tax, elderly care and housing among the key proposals. Here, we take a look at...

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Liberal Democrats today released their manifesto for next month’s general election, with property reforms and tax changes among the main pledges. Here, we take a look at some of the key...

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Labour manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Labour Party today launched its manifesto for next month’s general election, with taxes, pensions and housing high on the agenda. Announcing his proposals, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described his...

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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 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

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

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?

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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