Life expectancy calculator will allow people to plan ahead but needs to be handled carefully

Should people be given a forecast of when they are likely to die? That's Pension Minister Steve Webb's latest proposal. But far from being a ghoulish idea, it's an eminently sensible one.

Steve Webb, Minister of State for Pensions (Getty)

Pensioners to be told how long they have left to live to help them plan their finances

Pensioners are to be given an estimate of when they will die to help them plan their finances.

Simon Read: MPs of all parties join fight for justice for UK pensioners with frozen pensions

Some things seem simply a question of fairness and justice. I don't think it's right that more than half a million British expatriate pensioners are being treated shabbily by the Government.

MPs fight for pensioner parity

Half a million people living abroad are not given an annual rise in their state pension

Pensions time bomb ‘hits women hardest’

Far more women than men expect to be financially ruined by the “ticking pensions time bomb”, according to a new report, fuelling fears of a growing gender gap in retirement.

Insurers warn over Government cap on pension plan charges

But 0.75 per cent limit is welcomed by consumer groups and advisers

New pension freedom may lead to care fees problem

An end to annuities could see older people fall foul of a little-known rule that could hit their right to funding if they need to go into a care home.

Budget 2014: How to make the most of the pension revolution

Simon Read examines the Budget announcement of the biggest shake-up to the pensions system for almost 100 years to find out how you should react to it

Simon Read: Lamborghinis? Pensions minister Steve Webb's gaffe shouldn't detract from transference of power

Steve Webb, the coalition's pension minister, is well-known for speaking first and then explaining what he really meant afterwards. At times he says things with an obvious twinkle in his eye simply for their shock effect.

Simon Read: A Reliant Robin is the best most of us can hope for when we retire

Pensions minister Steve Webb quipped that pension pots can now be used to buy Lamborghinis. Do you know how much one of the luxury cars actually costs? Around £165,000. And have you any idea how big the average pension pot is? Less than £30,000.

Councils could face huge extra bills to pay for social care if George Osborne’s sweeping pension reforms encourage newly retired people to spend most of the money they have

Experts warn of hidden downsides to George Osborne's pension reforms

Councils could face huge extra bills to pay for social care if George Osborne’s sweeping pension reforms encourage newly retired people to spend most of the money they have set aside for old age, the Government was warned last night.

Budget 2014: Pensions shake-up sees shares dive for life insurers

Billions of pounds were wiped off the value of Britain's life insurers after the Chancellor unveiled "game-changing" reforms to the UK pensions market.

It’s time to give the vulnerable some real help

The Chancellor will deliver a popular Budget when he stands up in the House of Commons at 12.30 today. He will announce tax cuts for all and extra help for vulnerable folk.

Green MP Caroline Lucas fights for women in pension misjustice

Green MP Caroline Lucas has called on the Government to change rules that will leave up to 700,000 women worse off when they claim pensions.

Government blasted for new rules that will leave up to 700,000 women pensioners worse off

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, called on the Government yesterday to change rules that will leave up to 700,000 women worse off when they claim their pension.

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