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1 - Beyond Basics – How will the changes to the...
When the government’s new flat rate state pension starts on 6 April 2016, it will replace the current jigsaw of a basic state pension, additional pension and means tested pension credit. Off with the old Currently the basic state pension is worth £113.10 per week maximum for a single p...
2 - The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013
In his Autumn Statement on 5 December, Chancellor George Osborne made the following headline announcements about pensions: The state pension age will rise to 68 by the mid-2030s and to 69 in the late 2040s; In April 2014 the basic state pension will increase by 2.7%. That’s an extra £...
3 - Pensions: Lost and Found
What is your most valuable possession? Perhaps it’s your house, or maybe your car? But what about your pension? After a long career, the total value of your pension benefits from all your employers and private schemes will, almost certainly, be more than your car. It may even be worth more tha...
4 - Pension investments: time to learn a new lang...
When you join a defined contribution* (DC) pension scheme, you’ll be asked to choose the funds you want to invest in. Investment-speak may seem like a whole new language. So how can you avoid getting lost in translation? In a grossly unscientific experiment, we asked Alex (23, science journal...
5 - Pension pitfalls and how to avoid them
We all make mistakes and these can sometimes be costly. When it comes to your retirement income, you don’t want to find out too late that you’ve made the wrong decisions. Let’s take a light-hearted look at some common pension pitfalls so you can avoid them. DON’T take pensio...

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