Government's attempt to save salary-linked pensions could eat into other retirement schemes

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Pensions cash-back proposal could help thousands

Government rules which allow small pension savers to take their pension pot as cash are so complicated, hardly anyone benefits from them. Instead, those with the smallest pension pots are forced to buy poor value annuities from insurance companies.

Government told its new pension system is ‘not fit for purpose’

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Almost half expecting to work beyond 65

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Simon Read: Watch out for the dodgy pension liberation firms

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Money alert: Campaigners seek commitment to unfreeze pensions

The fight for pension parity for more than half a million British pensioners living in Commonwealth countries continues.

Pension shake-up must help people get better retirements

A damning report published by the Office of Fair Trading this week concluded that defined contribution pension schemes are not delivering value for money for savers.

Office of Fair Trading says pension schemes are poor value for money

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Pension schemes are poor value for money and may risk leaving millions short of cash when they retire, the Office of Fair Trading warned today.

Fifth of workers say they will never be able to afford to retire

Nearly one in five workers in Britain is resigned to the fact that they will have to toil away for a lifetime.

Middle-waged to get burned in retirement

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Mind the gap: Up to 12 million face pensions shortfall

Third of all workers will see decline in their living standards, warns Government minister

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