Retirement planning

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After the budget, here’s how to hand yourself a better pension
Jeremy Hunt’s overhaul of pension rules has been criticised for favouring the rich, but what can the rest of us do to improve our retirement situation?

Shane Hickey

20, Mar, 2023 @9:00 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 pensions: later deadline for NI top-ups that can mean £55,000 extra
By plugging gaps in their national insurance record, some people can increase their entitlement

Rupert Jones

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Retirement boom among UK’s older workers creates economic headache
Wyre Forest in the West Midlands has seen a huge jump in the ‘economically inactive’, many of them affluent older people, but the dearth of workers is a real problem for employers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘I knew I wanted to stay here for the rest of my life’: how London got its first LGBTQ+ retirement community
The idea is nothing new in other countries, but the UK has been slow to develop housing schemes for older LGBTQ+ people. Now it’s becoming apparent how many people want or need it

Michael Segalov

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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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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Riverstone’s Penny Hughes: from boardrooms to high-end apartments
The retirement property developer’s chair swapped the corporate treadmill for years in non-executive roles – which is, she says, ‘real work’ and no longer a matter of who you know

Joanna Partridge

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Pensions experts ‘shocked’ at hidden borrowing across UK schemes
MPs hear evidence of risky ‘liability driven investing’ which some blame for recent bond market meltdown

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Annuities: rates on guaranteed pension income soar 44% in a year
Previously unfashionable product falls back into favour as people seek security amid financial turmoil

Rupert Jones

15, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I’ve always thrown myself into work – now it keeps me alive’: the over-65s forced to join the ‘great unretirement’
Unable to survive on their pensions, many older people have no choice but to return to work. What’s it like heading into your 70s in the showroom, canteen or classroom?

Lizzie Cernik

14, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘It’s the best thing I’ve done’: over-50s on quitting work for good
Record numbers of Britons have left the workforce since the pandemic – but could the rising cost of living bring them back?

Jedidajah Otte

17, Aug, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Retirement on hold for UK’s over-60s as cost of living crisis bites
Many older people are now finding they cannot afford to meet basic outgoings. So retirement dates are being scrapped

Shane Hickey

04, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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