Rise in the state pension age

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Men and women who are currently aged between 39 and 47 will have to wait an extra year before they qualify for a state pension. A rise in the pension age from 67 to 68 […]

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Worrying statistics for the retirement gap

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A significant minority of people are heading for a retirement which is going to be very tricky to fund: they have neither a private nor a workplace pension. A new study by Aegon, the Readiness […]

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Behind the golden arches: take a leaf out of McDonalds’ book on employee benefits?

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When you think of McDonald’s restaurants, what comes to mind? A Big Mac and fries? Chicken McNuggets? What about a great employer which offers career progression and numerous benefits? It’s probably not how most people […]

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Auto-enrolment non-compliant employers named and shamed

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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the names of employers who have not complied with pensions auto-enrolment. These firms have been issued an escalating penalty notice. TPR’s list includes organisations that they have secured a […]

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State pensions: not quite what was advertised

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Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which […]

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Working from home – a win-win (if properly managed)

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For some people, working from home has become a way of life. Whether it’s full time or part time, it’s on the increase. There are many advantages to working from home for both the employer […]

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Small businesses struggle to stay afloat

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Almost one in five of the UK’s SMEs are missing payday in an attempt to keep their heads above water and many business owners are dipping into their own savings to survive, according to a […]

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Will you be working past the accepted retirement age?

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Many do, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In fact, more than a third (37%) of respondents out of a total of 1,656 employees surveyed believe that they will […]

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Another notch in the state pension age

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An independent review has recommended bringing forward the move to a state pension age of 68. There was a time when men received their state pension from age 65 and women from age 60. Those […]

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Should millionaires be forced to publish tax details?

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The shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has said a Labour government would force people earning £1 million a year or more to publish their tax records. McDonnell said the move would help curb tax avoidance and […]

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