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This week it's pensioners who have been mis-sold. But we're all victims of bad advice.

Scrap fixed retirement age, says equality body

Majority of older Britons want to carry on careers when they reach 65

The price of care for elderly relatives

Has a visit home revealed that grandparents can't cope any more? It's time to think about long-term care.

Pensions: £2.40-a-week extra for retired people

Pensioners will pick up around £2.40 extra a week when the state pension is increased by 2.5 per cent next April. The Chancellor's guarantee to raise the basic handout will give those on a full state pension an annual increase of £124.80, while the weekly amount for couples will rise by £3.85. However, women with reduced entitlement will get just £72.80 extra a year, which works out at £1.40 a week.

Simon Read: Paltry pot needs pre-Budget boost

Wednesday's Pre-Budget report will offer little to please. Ahead of next year's election, Chancellor Darling will simply be tweaking tax to little noticeable effect I suspect. But there's one tax change he could make that would make a positive difference to hundreds of thousands of struggling people approaching retirement.

Fuel bills blamed for 50% rise in winter deaths

Almost 37,000 people died during last cold spell, new figures reveal

City pay culture has spread to charities, union says

Research shows that more than 50 bosses earn in excess of £100,000

One in four households trapped in fuel poverty

New figures reveal drastic impact of rising energy prices

Debut on the Net makes my eyes go blurry

With England comes controversy and last night's international was no different. Only this time it wasn't about the players or the performance, it was about the pay-for-view website which had exclusive rights to show the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Andrew Harrop: Government must step in to make suppliers play fair

While winter means nothing more than putting on gloves and a scarf to most of us, thousands of older people dread plummeting temperatures as they can't afford to keep warm. A fall of one or two degrees forces the most vulnerable to choose between heating and eating.

Millions of pensioners will feel the cold as energy prices soar

Age Concern warns 40 per cent of over-65s will not turn on their heating as they can't afford bills

Care home treatment of the elderly 'shocking'

Campaigners today slammed the "shocking" treatment of elderly people living in care homes after research revealed seven out of 10 had been given the wrong drugs or doses.

Beware the curse of the unwanted executor

Banks and will-writing firms are accused of excessive charges for looking after estates.

Court wants change to retirement law

Campaign for employees to carry on working expects MPs to amend legislation

Retirement age challenge rejected

A High Court challenge against compulsory retirement at 65 was rejected today.

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