Pensions

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Warning to over-55s: don’t raid your pension pot to cope with inflation
As the cost of living soars, retirement savings are being viewed as a means of settling bills. We list reasons why this should be avoided

Shane Hickey

23, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK inflation: what it means for house prices, savings and pay rises
We answer readers’ questions about how the rise in cost of living will affect them

Hilary Osborne and Larry Elliott

23, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK universities union abandons national approach to marking dispute
UCU climbdown allows individual campuses to decide on strike action; 20 universities plan to go ahead

Richard Adams Education editor

22, May, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Half of older women fear having to work beyond UK state pension age – study
Survey underlines lasting impact that career breaks or working part-time can have on payouts

Joanna Partridge

09, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Frozen pensions: Dunkirk veteran among those losing up to £5,600
Almost 500,000 UK state pensioners living overseas are excluded from this month’s annual increase

Rupert Jones

25, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Nest told my terminally ill husband that his pension was lost
He was trying to get his affairs in order to care for me and there was no empathy or help

Anna Tims

20, Apr, 2022 @11:07 PM

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UK benefits and pensions: what’s changing?
Pensions and most state benefits go up by 3.1% on 11 April – but bills are rising far faster, and inflation is predicted to top 8.4%

Miles Brignall

11, Apr, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Cost of living crisis: Value of UK unemployment benefits see biggest fall in 50 years
Scheduled 3.1% rise in state pension and benefits fails to keep up with 8% hike in prices of essentials and energy

Miles Brignall

11, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Female professors call for rethink on planned UK pension cuts
Academics voice ‘deep concern’ proposed cuts will have disproportionate effect on women

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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I have covered countless Tory mini-budgets. The cruelty of this one shocked even me | Polly Toynbee
How naive I was to think that Rishi Sunak would protect the poorest from the heaviest blows of the cost of living crisis, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

24, Mar, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Taxing questions for wealthy pensioners | Letters
Letters: Millions of people already pay tax on their pensions, says Ian Fraser, but Janet Dobson says it’s in pensioners’ own interest to pay a bit more if they can afford it

Letters

21, Mar, 2022 @5:42 PM

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‘Pensioner poverty’ alarm as older people raid pension pots
Growing signs that people are using cash intended for retirement to get through UK’s cost-of-living crisis

Shane Hickey

20, Mar, 2022 @10:37 AM

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