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If you provide care for a grandchild, you could get a pension boost

If you, or your partner, have been providing childcare during term-time or school holidays, you may be able to qualify for a State Pension top up that will typically boost payments by more than £6,000 over a 20-year retirement period. The top up (known as the Specified Adult Childcare credit) can plug gaps in your […]

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Are you owed some of “Britain’s missing billions”?

Did you know that an estimated £89 billion is currently going unclaimed in some 28 million forgotten bank and savings accounts, premium bonds, pensions, insurance policies and Child Trust Funds? But how do you go about checking one of them is yours or a relative’s? A recent ITV report, using data from the asset tracking service […]

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New data lifts the lid on retirement income trends

What is the average income in retirement for today’s retirees… where is the income coming from, which regions are doing best and what trends can we see emerging? New data from the ONS reveals all. The Family Resources Survey (FRS) for the financial year ending (FYE) 2023 has just been published by ONS and it […]

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Pensions Freedom 10 years on: who have been the winners… and losers?

March marked the tenth anniversary of the announcement of “Pension Freedom and Choice” reforms which, along with Auto-Enrolment, represented the two major shifts in pension policy enacted under George Osborne. What have been the long-term impacts for savers? asks Tony Watts OBE. Up until then, savers reaching retirement were all channelled down the annuity route. […]

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Who is winning the “retirement resilience race”?

It’s not just how much you earn that helps individuals enjoy a “resilient retirement” as a new survey has just revealed… While how much you earn will play a big part in helping individuals and couples enjoy a comfortable retirement, other factors do come into play according to new research from Hargreaves Lansdown, published as […]

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The full extent of the pension gender gap revealed

A new report has laid bare the gap in pension pot sizes between men and women at retirement – and how many more years women would need to work to make up the shortfall. New research from the Now Pensions and the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) shows that, on average, UK women need to work […]

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Securing your retirement finances could mean being flexible

Being able to work for as long as you need in order to secure a financially secure retirement could become a lot easier after new employment laws come into force in April, writes Tony Watts OBE. But it will require flexibility from employers as well as employees. “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men […]

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