State pensions

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Police to take no further action over Angela Rayner allegations – as it happened
No further action will be taken after a thorough investigation into Tory allegations, Greater Manchester Police say

Andrew Sparrow

28, May, 2024 @5:02 PM

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Reality check: can Treasury afford pledge to raise tax-free pension allowance?
We look at whether the Conservative pledge for a ‘triple lock plus’ can really be paid for by cracking down on tax avoidance

Phillip Inman

28, May, 2024 @2:54 PM

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UK state pension top-ups: paying now could pay dividends later
Until next April people under new pensions system can fill gaps in their NI records going back to 2006-07

Rupert Jones

20, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Why it can pay to delay when you start drawing your UK state pension
For every nine weeks you delay your pension goes up by about 1%, but for some it could end up costing them more

Rupert Jones

19, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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UK state pensions: are older retirees getting a bad deal?
People who receive the new state pension can get thousands a year more than those on the old basic scheme

Zoe Wood

18, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Scotland’s SNP government wins no confidence vote called by Labour – as it happened
Scottish government wins vote by 70 votes to 58, with no abstentions after debate where Humza Yousaf defended government’s record

Andrew Sparrow

01, May, 2024 @4:01 PM

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Nearly 1m UK pensioners living in deprivation, official figures show
Separate report suggests number of people living in poverty aged between 60 and pension age has tripled under Tories

Eleni Courea and Richard Partington

16, Apr, 2024 @5:00 PM

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UK state pensions and benefits: what do the changes in April mean for you?
‘Triple lock’ ensures hefty rise for pensions, while universal credit and other benefits also increase

Miles Brignall

08, Apr, 2024 @12:40 PM

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£100,000 may not go far in Jeremy Hunt’s world – but child poverty is getting worse there too | Letters
Letters: Les Bright and Pete Stockwell on the chancellor’s suggestion that a salary of £100,000 ‘doesn’t go as far as you might think’, and Trevor Lyttleton on the state pension triple lock

02, Apr, 2024 @5:13 PM

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The flaws inherent in a triple lock on the bedrock of the welfare state | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Owen Jones supporting plans by the Conservatives and Labour to maintain the triple lock on the state pension

01, Apr, 2024 @4:51 PM

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Labour has 99% chance of forming next government, says elections expert – as it happened
Prof Sir John Curtice, the psephologist and lead election analyst for the BBC, said the chances of a Tory revival were small

Andrew Sparrow

27, Mar, 2024 @5:03 PM

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The poor need the money, the rich may not – but I say hands off the state pension triple lock | Owen Jones
The policy has its critics, but as Tories and Labour vow to keep it, I back its retention. It can be made fair, and a state should care for its people, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

27, Mar, 2024 @6:00 AM

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