Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pensions

Pension savings ‘under threat’ from cold call scams

UK Government urged to ban pension cold calls, as MPs warn people's savings are under threat from scammers.

OECD: UK has lowest state pension of any developed country

British workers receive just 29% of their previous earnings, although private pensions bring figure up to near average.

SNP call on Scottish Tory MPs to support WASPI women

Scottish Tories must stand by their election promise and support fair pensions for women, says SNP MP.

DWP accused of ignoring the plight of thousands of WASPI women

FOI request reveals the Department for Work and Pensions has received thousands of complaints related to state pension age changes.

WASPI women ‘within touching distance’ of monumental state pension victory

Tories cannot necessarily rely on the DUP to help defend 'devastating' changes to women's state pension age.

Labour launches its ‘national State Pension tour’

Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.

State pension age rise to affect over 50,000 of Theresa May’s constituents

Theresa May's decision to bring forward changes to the state pension age may come back to haunt her.

This is bad news if you were born in the North of England

People born in the North of England are 20% more likely to die early than those born in the South.

A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes

IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.

State pension changes will cost 7 million people £10,000 each

Analysis shows each person affected may lose £9,800 after government announces raising pension age earlier than planned.

UK workplace pensions system ‘sustainable but inadequate’, says thinktank

Young British workers face a 'monumental savings challenge' if they are to enjoy the same retirement income as current retirees.

‘Work till you drop’ is already becoming a reality for many older people

Half of new retirees to continue working past state pension age, despite £3.5bn in pensioner benefits remaining unclaimed every year.

Man wins equal pension rights for husband at supreme court

Landmark ruling means former cavalry officer’s husband will enjoy the same pension rights as a widow would.

Tory treatment of women hit by pension age hike ‘an absolute disgrace’

SNP MP Mhairi Black blasted the government's treatment of WASPI women.

Women hit by pension age change ‘can take up apprenticeships’

Minister Guy Opperman’s comments enrage ‘Waspi’ campaigners – and Conservative MPs join criticism of policy.

Theresa May has ‘no mandate’ to increase state pension age

Prospect Union says the result of the general election shows that there is no consensus for further increases to the state pension age.

Former Tory councillor defects to Labour and vows to never vote blue again

Former Tory councillor Flick Foreman speaks about her anger and disgust over the party's decision to increase her state pension age.

Poorest face ‘double whammy’ if Tories ditch triple lock on pensions

Removal of minimum rise could push many into poverty.

‘Damian Green must apologise for misleading WASPI women’, say SNP

Work and Pensions Secretary wrongly claimed the Scottish Government could create a new benefit to help women hit by pension changes.

UK should axe state pension for rich people, says OECD

Scrapping payments to wealthiest 5% to 10% would allow government to give more to people in greater need, says thinktank.

Theresa May weighing up cheaper ‘double lock’ for pensions

‘Triple-lock’ policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead.

Rising pensioner poverty ‘a national scandal’, say Labour

Labour's 'Pensioners’ Pledge Card' details four key policies designed to reduce the number of older people living in poverty.

State pension age must rise again, says report

Those aged around 40 should expect to work at least until the age of 68, with the future of the triple-lock also thrown into doubt.

New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs … or lose state pension

Despite the chancellor’s NICs U-turn, those who earn below £6,000 still face a five-fold increase – unless the government acts before next year.

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