Financial preparation for retirement

Video: Simon Reed, Personal Finance Editor at The Independent, talks about how to financially prepare for retirement.

Money Alert: Retirees misled by government website

The Government has been accused of letting down people in Northern Ireland by giving misleading information about their pension rights.

Government accused of misleading people choosing to retire abroad

The Government has today been accused of letting down Northern Irish people by giving them misleading information about their pension rights.

Five Questions On: Pension scams

Is this something to do with the Government's new proposals?

People must resist the temptation to break into their pension before retirement

Pension scammers make off with nearly £500m

A relaxation of the rules will lead to a rise in fraudsters taking advantage of customer confusion

Five Questions On: Pensions advice

We're all going to get free advice from the Government, aren't we?

Simon Read: Retirement advice is good - if it's impartial

George Osborne announced this week that pension firms will not be allowed to advise people on their retirement options from next April. But he's set a levy on financial firms to pay for free advice for those who need it.

Osborne stops pension providers giving advice

Chancellor says levy will finance free service for retirees

Pension reforms: Treasury to announce further changes

People will be allowed to take lump sums out of their pension pots throughout retirement under a further liberalisation of the industry to be announced on Monday.

Money Alert: Older people not claiming pension credit

Almost a million older people have had to cut back on food shopping to cover the cost of utility bills in the last two years, a charity has warned.

Relaxed pensions rules: Guide to what they mean to you

Video: Simon Read finds out what we need to know about the new world of retirement saving

Bare necessities of life cost a pensioner £10,000

Pensioners now have to spend £10,387 a year on basic necessities such as food and fuel. new figures published today reveal.

Manifesto pledge: Steve Webb, the Lib Dem pensions minister

Liberal Democrats promise to raise basic state pension by at least £790

Idea 'central' to the party's vision of a fair society

Don’t cheer yet over pensions

Savings levels are at a  five-year high, according to the annual UK  Pension Report from Scottish Widows, which is published today.

Local government pensions cash pulled from hedge fund

One of the country’s most influential local government employee pension funds has pulled its entire investment from the giant hedge fund Brevan Howard because it refused to disclose what it was investing in.

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