Money alert: Basic state pension set to climb by 2.5 per cent in April

The basic state pension will climb by 2.5 per cent in April, the Government confirmed yesterday. That means a single person will get an extra £2.85 a week, bringing their total to £115.95.

Simon Read: We're all getting little too much information about pension reforms

For a change, there was little of note about pensions in the Autumn Statement. That was a bit of a relief. We're already going through the biggest shake-up in the pensions system for many decades – one that has left financial firms, and most people planning for retirement, scratching their heads as they try to work out the right course of action.

Simon Read: Prepare for more pension tinkering

It will be the lasting legacy of the Chancellor that he introduced new pension freedoms

Pension buzzwords: What they really mean

Video: Confused about pension credit cards, pension liberation and pension passports?

Use the new pension freedoms to boost your retirement income

Video: Fidelity's Alan Higham believes people could boost their pension income with the new freedoms announced in the latest budget

You may have to wait later to put your feet up in retirement

Retirement age set to increase by six months each year

Employees in their fifties and sixties are being urged to work longer before they can put their feet up

Elderly people living in certain countries abroad are being denied pension rises

Anyone who moved to countries including Australia, Canada, South Africa and a 100 other places, have had their pensions frozen at the rate it was paid at when they left the country

The Chancellor has announced that the 55 per cent tax penalty will be scrapped

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George Osborne has said the Tories will scrap pension death tax next year, but what does that mean to you?

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Royal London says pension fees cap could cost £1bn

The Government’s plans to cap fees paid by savers in pension schemes could end up costing the insurance industry £1bn, the chief executive of the mutual Royal London has warned.

Edi Truell wants to emulate the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in boosting pension funds in London

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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?

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