UK Pensions

Time To Say It Out Loud: Our Society Is Writing Off Ageing

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Weir OBE

What do you want to be when you're older? A common question asked of children. But why are we not asking people over 50 the same question?

Struggling To Save For Retirement

Anna Dixon | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

There is a hidden group of older people who are facing significant challenges to their future. I'm not talking about the very worst off i.e. those who are reliant on benefits, rather the 1.8 million working households aged between 50 and State Pension age who - despite a significant increase in employment over the last 20 years - are earning relatively little.

PMQs: Theresa May Twice Refuses To Guarantee 'Triple-Lock' On Pensions

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May today twice refused to confirm whether the Tories would keep the “triple lock” on pensions if her party won the election. During a mar...

Labour Is Making It Clear That We Are The Party For Pensioners

Ruth Wilson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ruth Wilson

With our new Pensioners Pledge Card, Labour is making it clear that we are the party for pensioners. Labour is showing that we are not just the party of working people but also the party of the retired in Britain.

'I Am Over 60 And No One Wants To Hire Me'

Anna Dixon | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

This week John Cridland published his final report and recommendations to government on future increases in state pension age. While the media coverag...

Will State Pension Age Keep On Rising?

Chris Ball | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Chris Ball

The UK state pension age (SPA) could increase to 70 by as early as 2057 if the government follows the recommendations set out in John Cridland's revie...

It's Time The Government Committed To A Fair Deal For Miners And Their Widows

Gloria De Piero | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

Labour MPs from ex coalfield communities and the National Union of Mineworkers have come together to ask the trustees of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme for a meeting to review an arrangement that has left ex-miners billions of pounds worse off.

Why Millennials Are Actually Brilliant At Saving Money

Jen Barton | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials get a bad rap and are sometimes thought of as irresponsible – especially when it comes to money. So it may come as a surprise that despi...

7 Reasons Why Getting Old Is More Fun Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s a common assumption among some people that getting older is something to be at best, ignored and at worst, feared. Advancing years are associat...

Why I Gave Up My Debit Card And Haven't Looked Back

Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams

I first came across the "challenger bank" through friends. At the end of a lunch out, my pal Muhsin got out a bright orange card to pay the bill. The waiter instantly recognised it - once you've seen it, you can't un-see it - and the pair started chatting about its merits.

The True Cost Of Christmas? Three Months Of Your Lifetime - But Only If You Are A Woman

Jackie Leiper | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Leiper

The research did show that men do spend time on Christmas preparations but prefer those tasks that are typically more 'fun', choosing to lend a hand coordinating outings with family and friends, preparing the festive feast and looking for unusual ingredients for Christmas dishes.

Thinking About The Ageing Population, Chancellor? Pension Reform's Just The Start...

Anna Dixon | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

Blink and you would have missed it. The Chancellor's mention of responding to the issue of longevity in the next parliament was fleeting and has been widely interpreted as scrapping the triple lock on pensions. But Chancellor, if you are at last beginning to think about the ageing population, pension reform is only one piece of the jigsaw.

Mind the Pension Gap - Women Still Trail Men In The Savings Stakes

Jackie Leiper | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jackie Leiper

There is no denying that huge progress has been made to close the gender gap in recent years - from equal pay campaigns to pledges from businesses to increase female representation on leadership teams. However, nowhere does the gender gap persist quite as stubbornly as it does within pension savings.

Why Couples Aren't Discussing Their Retirement Plans

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Retirement is a whole new chapter in your lives together but research from Aviva shows that more than a quarter of couples are failing to discuss thei...

Is Attacking Pensioners The Best Way To Promote Intergenerational Families

Stephen Burke | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

After a lengthy inquiry, MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have published their recommendations to tackle intergenerational fairness. In ...

The Waugh Zone October 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, October 19… 1) HIDDEN IN PLANE SIGHT It’s all but certain now that Heathrow expansion will ...

The Waugh Zone October 12, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, October 12… 1) QUESTIONS TIME After the conference recess, it’s PMQs day once more and Jere...

Equality Between Generations Is In Terminal Decline In Britain

Chris King | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Chris King

People born in the early 1980s have almost half the average median household wealth of those born a decade earlier, according to a report released on ...

Why You Should Care About The Miners' Pensions Scandal

Rachel Heeds | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Heeds

Surely miners deserve our respect, our empathy and our gratitude for what they gave for us. Tragically, people who gave the best years of their lives in service of the nation feel like nobody cares about what they have been through, and are still going through. This has to stop.

A Stay-At-Home Dad Is Not A Kept Man

John L. Adams | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

I admit, I miss the income I once had. I would like to make a greater contribution to the household budget. This, however, is partly down to the age of our children. Our youngest daughter starts school next year and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Until that time, I am quite happy with how things are. My wife is free to concentrate on her career while I have taken on the main responsibility for looking after the children.

Considering The Ethics Of Our Investments

Tamara Sword | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.

Badass Pensioners Couldn't Care Less If Young People Think Style Has An Age Limit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Style

A generation of ageist bores has declared that once you’ve got your bus pass (and several decades before that) you really need to rein in your style...

Mhairi Black Makes Impromptu Speech Pleading For State Pension Equality

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Mhairi Black has hit out at the "ignorant" MPs who didn't turn up to a protest calling for women's pension equality, while vowing not to stop fighting...

From Pensions to Process, We Need to Raise the Level of the Debate

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

We need to have a national discussion about this issue. But it can't just be about noise: the debate needs to be as informed as possible, based on the facts, if we are to expect people to make an informed choice when they come to cast their vote.

The Waugh Zone May 27, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday May 27, 2016… 1) PURDAH, SHE WROTE Naughty, naughty No.10. Just two hours before Purdah rules (pr...