Pensions industry

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‘Sustainable’ pension funds accused of greenwashing over billions held in oil and gas firms
Warning comes as UK watchdog set to tighten rules for asset managers given short-term targets

James Tapper

14, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pensions are a costly problem we need to talk about | Phillip Inman
There are serious inequalities in how Britons save for retirement and in the health of those who have retired. Why?

Phillip Inman

22, Apr, 2023 @4:00 PM

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UK pensions: how to make sure you get the best income in retirement
Experts offer tips on how to make the best of your contributions – and whether you could even afford to retire early

Patrick Collinson

16, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Liz Truss pension episode flags risk of further financial crises, says IMF
Report calls for tighter regulation of non-banks as comfortable decade of low interest rates comes to an end

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Bank of England calls for tougher pension scheme rules after crisis
Bank wants to avoid repeat of situation that followed Kwasi Kwarteng’s calamitous mini-budget

Phillip Inman

29, Mar, 2023 @11:33 AM

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Sunak and Hunt have the Tory blind spot: they can’t see how greedy they look to everyone else | Gaby Hinsliff
Even in a budget that sought to rehabilitate the party in the eyes of ordinary people, they couldn’t resist making the rich richer, says the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

17, Mar, 2023 @5:21 PM

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Budget pension shake-up is £4bn tax giveaway for wealthy, critics say
Jeremy Hunt criticised for scrapping lifetime allowance and increasing annual contribution cap

Rupert Jones

15, Mar, 2023 @6:31 PM

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I have got into debt and can’t pay bills due to Royal London delays
The insurer told me it would take up to six weeks to get an annuity, but it’s been 13 and counting

14, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pensions: why do those retiring face ‘massive’ losses despite FTSE highs?
Retired planner was shocked to see that his Aviva pension had dropped 20% in value last year

Patrick Collinson

11, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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UK state pension age may rise to 68 in 2030s, reports say – what is going on?
It is claimed the Treasury wants the change for as early as 2035 – affecting those age 54 and under

Rupert Jones

25, Jan, 2023 @2:23 PM

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Ageing planet: the new demographic timebomb
India is about to overtake China as the most populous country – but as birthrates fall, we’re facing life in a greyer world. Are we prepared for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Bank of England completes sale of £19bn emergency bond purchases after mini-budget
Bloomberg estimates Bank made profit of £3.5bn after intervening to prevent run on pension funds

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @6:33 PM

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