UK Pensions

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 21.11.2016 | 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 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...