State pensions

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Frozen pensions: Britons living overseas hit by soaring inflation
Basic rate state pension has not risen for thousands who moved abroad and campaigners demand action

Rupert Jones

06, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK state pension payment delays leave many in ‘dire financial straits’
Age UK calls DWP processing situation ‘totally unacceptable’, with some people waiting months

Georgina Quach

16, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Boris Johnson defends breaking manifesto pledge as he sets out tax rise for NHS and social care – as it happened
Prime minister says 1.25 percentage point tax rise is to help fund health service as well as care for elderly and disabled people

Andrew Sparrow

07, Sep, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Gender pension gap: how women can boost their retirement pot
Women on average retire with less than half the income of men. We talk to three women keen to buck the trend and give six top tips

Harriet Meyer

31, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK Covid: 96 further coronavirus deaths recorded, highest daily total since March – as it happened
Latest updates: highest daily total for almost four months as total number of deaths over past week is up 60.6% on previous week

Andrew Sparrow

20, Jul, 2021 @4:24 PM

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UK Covid: masks likely to remain compulsory in Scotland in shops and on public transport after measures lift — as it happened
Latest updates: UK records 33,551 new cases and 35 deaths; Nicola Sturgeon says masks will probably remain compulsory in some settings

Andrew Sparrow

08, Jul, 2021 @4:35 PM

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'I can’t possibly afford it': how Covid has dashed retirement dreams
Thousands will reach the state pension age this year but many are reassessing the future

Harriet Meyer

13, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Women have yet to achieve pension equality | Letters
Letters: The system fails to take in to account the contribution women make through non-paid work, writes one reader

Letters

07, Mar, 2021 @6:08 PM

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200,000 UK women in line for pension back-payments of about £13,500
Investigation found some women on state pensions were underpaid over last 20 years

Miles Brignall

04, Mar, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Woman who got 86p a week state pension finds she is owed £42,000
Thousands may collectively be owed more than £100m after being underpaid for years

Harriet Meyer

06, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scrap pensions triple lock to help save UK finances, says influential thinktank
Centre for Policy Studies plan includes new limits on child benefit and foreign aid cuts

Larry Elliott Economics editor

21, Oct, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Frozen pensions: injustices faced by Windrush generation in spotlight
Campaigners urge new working group to look into why some retirees living abroad are penalised

Rupert Jones

25, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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