UK Pensions

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 04.09.2016 | 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 29.05.2016 | 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...

Failure of BHS a Warning for Everyone in a Pension Scheme - Time for Government Action

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Sadly, the only thing trendy about the collapsed retailer BHS is the fashionably weak state of its pension provisions, highlighting a growing problem the Government must now address.

A Pension Is Not a Benefit

Jacqui Wright | Posted 12.05.2016 | 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 22.09.2016 | 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...