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DWP to offer new support for separating couples

This month is the worst for struggling couples but a new initiative aims to ease the pain, reports Simon Read

Mind the gap: Up to 12 million face pensions shortfall

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

Steve Webb, the Minister for Pensions, described the millionth sign-up as 'a real landmark in this quiet revolution.'

Millions missing out on pension scheme

Many workers don't qualify, while others are failing to enrol

The new state pension plan means young people will be worse off when they retire

Younger people left worse off under new state pension plan

Analysis shows some in their twenties would have to live until aged 105 to reap any extra benefit

Shutting the door: Delivery firm DHL is winding up its final salary scheme to existing members

Julian Knight: We are seeing the dying days of the golden pension

People need to feel that their workplace and retirement savings are a vital life-long asset

Anthony Hilton: Trading up - Michael Heseltine’s brainchild matures

Heseltine set up the forum in the 1990s to help trade associations to raise their game

DWP delays savings reform for small firms

New rules which force firms to arrange pensions for employees will be delayed by a year for some companies, the Department for Work and Pensions admitted yesterday.

Lifespan leap raises care problems

Today's 20-year-olds are twice as likely as their parents to reach the age of 100, a new analysis of Britain's rapidly ageing population reveals today.

Public consultation backs single pension

Radical plans to create a flat-rate £140-a-week state pension have been strongly supported in a public consultation.

'Telegraph' censured for secretly recording Cable

The Daily Telegraph has been rebuked by the press watchdog after its reporters posed as constituents and secretly recorded Liberal Democrat ministers criticising their Tory coalition partners.

Government eyes reform of basic state pension

The basic state pension needs radical reform and cannot be immune from the Coalition Government's welfare shake-up, Iain Duncan Smith will declare today. The Work and Pensions Secretary wants to scrap the pension credit top-up scheme introduced by Labour for over-60s on low incomes and instead give people more incentive to save. The move could be signalled in the Budget on 23 March.

30,000 women facing two-year state pension delay

Around 30,000 women will be forced to work for two years longer than they had previously planned because of increases to the state pension age.

Leading article: A lesson in the realities of coalition politics

What is most remarkable is how unremarkable these Lib Dem complaints are

Coalition strained as more Lib Dems voice criticisms

Three Liberal Democrat ministers have criticised the Government's decision to cut child benefit and lifted the lid on tensions between them and their Conservative Coalition partners.

Freezing temperatures trigger first payments

The cold snap hitting parts of the UK have triggered the first Cold Weather Payments of the winter, the Government announced today.

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