UK Pensions

A Pension Is Not a Benefit

Jacqui Wright | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jacqui Wright

The good news is that the government have admitted that they did in fact enforce this action a bit too quick without giving enough notice to everyone concerned, but it's not going to change the retirement age. But it has been mentioned that maybe some women can retire earlier on a reduced pension, but nothing concrete yet, so let's hope this gets resolved at last.

Teenage Dirtbags: Are Pensioners Really Better Placed to Make Big Decisions Than Feckless Youths?

Gavin Devine | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

This week saw Nicky Morgan, the current Education Secretary, exhort young folk to turn out to vote in the EU referendum. Her fear is that if millenni...

Iain Duncan Smith Branded 'Dangerous' For 'Pitting Young Against Old', By Pensions Campaigner

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith’s call for pensioners to face cuts to their benefits has been branded “dangerous and divisive” by a leading pensions campaigne...

George Osborne Considering Creating 'Lifetime ISA' In Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics

A radical plan to encourage young people to begin saving for their retirement is being considered by Chancellor George Osborne for next week’s Budge...

A Lot Of Women Will Disagree With David Cameron's Claim About Their 'Better Pensions'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been mocked for his “bravery” for suggesting women are “retiring with better pensions” following fierce criticism for the Go...

George Osborne Drops Pension Plan After Tax Raid Warning For Savers

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.03.2016 | UK

George Osborne has dropped a plan which could have seen savers hit by a tax raid on pensions contributions following stark warnings from experts. T...

The Waugh Zone March 4, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday March 4, 2016… 1) BEWARE THE IDS OF MARCH No10 aren’t over-pleased that Iain Duncan Smith’s a...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Pensions, Prostitution and Project Fear

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

The Government was accused of trying to smuggle out a review of the UK pension age this week when it announced the plan as Westminster was focused on ...

Iain Duncan Smith Dismisses Fuss Over 'Working Until 81'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has condemned Labour for dragging him to the House of Commons to face claims young people will have to “work until they drop” be...

The Waugh Zone March 2, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday March 2, 2016… 1) TRUMP TOWERS I know British politicos tend to get overly-seduced by the glam...

Watch Mhairi Black Attack Tories For Funding Wars But Failing Women

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Mhairi Black has launched a scathing attack on Tory ministers for imposing an "austerity of choice" on Britons - accusing them of finding endless amou...

Bruising Mhairi Black Speech Slams Government For Doing 'Nothing' On Women's Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

Mhairi Black has delivered a blistering attack on the government during a debate on women's pensions, slamming MPs for trying to "justify doing absolu...

Fighting for a Fair Pension

Ronnie Cowan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ronnie Cowan

Today's debate is due to the hard work of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) who started a petition which calls on the UK Government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s. The last time I checked the petition had amassed over 135,500 signatures and any petition reaching over 100,000 signatures must be heard by parliament. This time the Government must listen!

Who Pays? Generation Rent's Time-Bomb

Ed Green | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK
Ed Green

But the real problem is failure to recognise the long-term consequences for a working population that rents. What happens to today's Generation Rent when they hit retirement?

Why I'm Campaigning So No Police Widow Like Myself Is Left Behind

Cathryn Louise Hall | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Cathryn Louise Hall

Our mantra from day one of the campaign has been, "No police widow left behind," this now extends to widowers and civil partners; we will continue to campaign until we achieve parity with Northern Ireland and lifelong pensions for all police survivors.

There's More to Retirement Than Just the Finances!

Diana Moran | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Whilst the money side of retirement is obviously very important to people, it's not the be all and end all - yet finances seems to be the focus of ALL the attention. As any retirees will know, and perhaps even more so any of you that are in the lead up to your retirement, there is plenty to worry about besides money.

Guess Which Tory Minister Has Been A Labour Member For 18 Months?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

Tory minister Ros Altmann has been expelled from the Labour Party after it discovered she has been a member for more than 18 months, The Huffington Po...

A Group Of Student Lawyers Has Overturned 95% Of DWP Decisions Against 200 People Declared 'Fit For Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of student lawyers in Bristol has overturned 95% of decisions made by the Department of Work and Pensions in relation to 200 people it deemed ...

Don't Blow Your Pension Pot on a Cruise

Katherine Dandy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Why on earth would you want to cash in your entire pension pot at age 55 when all the statistics point to you living well into your 80s? For many people, the answer is that you would be crazy to do so - you should leave the pot alone to let it grow and be thankful you will have a pension to fall back on when you reach 65.

Pensioning Off Their Legacy

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

In the run up to this year's General Election, the UK's two main parties - Labour and the Conservatives - have traded the usual arguments and insults, drawing their battle lines and going to great lengths to highlight their differences.

The Generation Game: Managing Money Through the Ages

Sarah Willis | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willis

The verdict on Generation Y so far is that they're lazy, narcissistic, entitled and materialistic. Broad generalisations are dangerous, and comparing generational characteristics is arguably nothing but a parlour game; but when it comes to money, today's young do seem more profligate.

Why I'm Fighting for Pensions

Cameron Matthews | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Cameron Matthews

It appears that asking for a fair deal is too much to ask for from the current government. A government who intend to rip up our pension contracts and impose another significantly detrimental one which includes an unworkable pension age of 60.

Pensions - The Only Time You Turn Down Free Money

Katherine Dandy | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Pensions are still regarded as incredibly complicated, scary and boring. We need to dispel the myth that investing in a pension scheme is hard work. For the woman at the party, the advantages of receiving valuable matching contributions from her employer had not got through. She had lost out on 10 years' free money between the ages of 25 to 35.

£25bn More Cuts Are Needed, Says Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has announced an uncompromising squeeze on benefits, freezing welfare for working Brits until 2017 in a move he said would s...

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.