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14 Aug 2018 Stay-at-home parents risk missing out on full state pension, MPs warn

August 1, 2018 High-earning families who don´t register for Child Benefit could end up with a smaller state pension, the Treasury Committee has warned.Since 2013, Child Benefit is no longer paid to families with a high earner. For couples where one partner earns between £50,000 an...

14 Aug 2018 One in seven may be paying off their mortgage in retirement

July 25, 2018 One in seven people think they will still be paying their mortgage at the age of 70, according to research by Aegon.In the past, mortgages were usually paid off well before retirement but a survey of 700 adults found that 14% expect to still be paying off their house purcha...

14 Aug 2018 Pension flexibility leading over-50s to change their retirement plans

July 18, 2018 The pension freedoms have led many over-50s to change their retirement plans, new research reveals.A survey by Retirement Advantage found that one in five (20%) over-50s have altered their plans because of the pension reforms, driven by the ability to access all of their pe...

14 Aug 2018 Pensioners paying £3,500/year in income tax

July 11, 2018 If you think you´ll stop paying tax when you retire, think again.A freedom of information (FOI) request by Royal London has revealed that pensioners across the UK paid more than £24bn in income tax in 2015/16 — the latest year for which detailed figures are availab...

14 Aug 2018 Retirement savers need more support to make the right choices, says FCA

July 4, 2018 The pension reforms introduced in 2015 mean that savers no longer have to purchase an annuity with their pension savings. Instead, you can choose to access all of your pension savings from the age of 55 or keep part of your pension pot invested in the stock market while drawing dow...

14 Aug 2018 How are people spending the pension savings they withdraw?

June 27, 2018 The pension freedoms introduced in April 2015 give people more choice over what they do with their retirement savings, allowing savers to take cash withdrawals or an income drawdown rather than spending the whole lot on an annuity.But how are people spending the money they ...

14 Aug 2018 Over 50s increasingly turning to property wealth to fund retirement

June 20, 2018 One in five over 50s in the UK — around 3.9 million people — plan to use some of their property wealth to fund their retirement, according to research by OneFamily.There are several ways of doing this, such as downsizing, making buy-to-let investments, or unlocking the ...

14 Aug 2018 Retirees likely to bequeath rather than use most of their wealth

June 13, 2018 Most of the wealth held by older people in England will be passed on to later generations rather than used in retirement, according to new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).The research reveals that, among the next group of retirees — those aged 55-64 —...

14 Aug 2018 More people are seeking financial advice

June 6, 2018 Growing numbers of people are choosing to speak to a financial adviser about their finances but the numbers are still low, according to research by Aegon.The survey of 909 UK adults revealed that 10% use a financial adviser. That´s a 25% increase in the number of peopl...

14 Aug 2018 Retirement gender gap continues to shrink

May 31, 2018 The gender pay gap in retirement is shrinking, but women retiring in 2018 will still have incomes nearly £5,000 lower than men, according to new research from Prudential.In its latest ‘Class of´ research, the company found that that men expect to retire on an averag...

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