Pensions, savings and investments

Number of state pension recipients falls by 120,000

15 Aug 19

Decrease caused by changes to the state pension age.

Treasury to review tapered annual allowance

07 Aug 19

Government responds to calls from NHS doctors to scrap taper.

HMRC repays £46m in excess tax on pension withdrawals

01 Aug 19

17,000 savers reclaimed tax in Q2 2019.

Help-to-buy ISA closing date approaches

26 Jul 19

234,074 properties bought through the scheme.

3 in 4 firms support auto-enrolment extension

22 Jul 19

Businesses say higher contributions will be needed in the future.

Most savers on course for retirement

11 Jul 19

Latest auto-enrolment increase is well received.

State pension spending set to increase

03 Jul 19

Expenditure rises despite state pension age increases.

Over-60s earnings income on the rise

25 Jun 19

Employment rates for older individuals ‘likely to continue rising’.

Wealth from additional property ownership soars

18 Jun 19

More than 11% of adults in the UK have a second home.

Retirees to outlive savings by 10 years

14 Jun 19

Savers need long-term mindset, report says.

1 in 3 retirees miss out on pension advice

04 Jun 19

Lack of advice could lead to ‘dangerous decisions’, ABI warns.

Savers withdraw £25.62bn through pension freedoms

01 May 19

Increasing flexible withdrawals ‘could cause inheritance tax problems’.

Quarter of women over 55 have no private pension

24 Apr 19

One in five are “worse off than they expected to be”.

70% of small firm employees save into workplace pensions

12 Apr 19

Participation rates still fall behind medium and large businesses.

Green light given to pensions dashboards

05 Apr 19

Most pension schemes to be included within three to four years.

Oblivious workers over 65 ‘being taxed on their state pension’

04 Apr 19

Over-65s can receive an extra 5.8% in pension income by deferring.

Retirees seek advice on pension options

01 Apr 19

Retirees seek advice on pension options

Pension income stalls over eight years

29 Mar 19

Average income stands at £304 per week.

Simpler pension statements

15 Mar 19

The DWP tells providers to produce clearer pension documents.

DWP launches mid-life MOT website

21 Feb 19

Service offers advice on money, work and health.

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