Pensions regulator to scrutinise value of schemes

Plans to enrol nine million more workers in company pension schemes are set to be investigated by regulators.

Government pledge extra pension benefit to women

About 750,000 women will receive an extra £9 a week in state pension under plans for a new £144-a-week flat-rate payment, the Government will pledge today.

Single flat rate pension of £144 planned

Details of a radical shake-up of the state pension are due to be unveiled by the coalition on Monday.

Pension contributions too low in small firms

Hard-pressed staff in smaller companies are not increasing contributions into their workplace pension schemes, according to a survey from the Association of Consulting Actuaries.

Price index revamp delivers 'major blow' to retirement plans

Pension savers face a serious blow to their retirement prospects with confirmation this week on changes in how the retail price index (RPI) is calculated.

The coming year will see a sea-change in pensions provision in the UK

All change on pensions as workers are opted in

But fears remain some new plans will be sub-standard, says Neasa MacErlean

Julian Knight: Pension minister's plan is a flight to fairyland

'Too clever by half" is a peculiarly British phrase, summing up our long-standing national mistrust of the intellectual. We laud our Isambard Kingdom Brunels and warriors while the French adore their existentialists and pint-sized painters.

Pension problems could close more charities

A major charity helping vulnerable people this week became the first to go bust because it couldn’t afford to meet its pension obligations.

Consumer Rights: 'I signed up to my firm's pension scheme, but can I really afford it?'

A reader is advised to think carefully before opting out of automatic enrolment – the state doesn't offer a great deal when retirement comes round

Pensions saviour slams retirement reforms

The man who saved Boots' pension scheme has attacked "serious flawed" claims by the Government that the state will reap huge savings by cutting the pension benefits of teachers, nurses and civil servants.

Aged 25? It's time you started saving for retirement

The next generation face being in their 50s before they have paid off their student loans and in their 60s before they are mortgage free, research suggested today.

Mark and Linda Wilkinson need to protect their income against one of them being unable to work

Wealth Check: 'How do we fund children's degrees and our pensions?'

A couple who want to support their son and daughter through university but also ensure a comfortable retirement need to rapidly increase their savings

People approaching retirement need to find the best deal

New rules will boost your retirement cash

It will soon be easy to work out which annuity to choose, but men close to retirement should take pensions now.

Deficit widens for pension schemes

Fears of higher inflation saw the pension gap at the heart of Britain's listed companies widen by £13bn last month.

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