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When will you retire? One in 10 people expect to keep working for the rest of their life

Only one in three people anticipate having the same standard of living in retirement as in their working years, according to the research by Dutch bank ING.

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Am I entitled to half my ex-husband’s pension? He was violent and controlling

After two years fighting for a divorce, I got one on the grounds of unreasonable behavior. I would like to know if I am entitled to half his pensions. How do I find out what to do? Lawyer Fiona Wood replies.

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How is graduated pension worked out now women and men retire at same age?

Units were purchased at a higher cost for women because they reached state pension age at 60. Now this is no longer the case will this portion of the pension be equalised? Steve Webb replies.

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How is graduated pension worked out now women and men retire at same age?

Units were purchased at a higher cost for women because they reached state pension age at 60. Now this is no longer the case will this portion of the pension be equalised? Steve Webb replies.

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Frozen expat state pension: It’d cost £3bn in five years to thaw them

The DWP figures found that uprating by at least 2.5 per cent the frozen state pension for overseas recipients would cost £600million in the next financial year, increasing to £640million by 2023/24.

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Make firms pay more in tax if they hand bosses’ huge pension gains

Baroness Ros Altmann has argued that firms should not be allowed to limit tax bills by writing off pension payments as an expense unless ordinary staff get the same as senior executives.

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The great pensions racket: Astonishing retirement bonanza of FTSE bosses 

Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Orsa (pictured with wife Ana) is one of several chief executives in the firing line for receiving thousands of pounds each year in retirement contributions.

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Why that pension cold caller may be a gangster:

The organised crime groups are led by married couples, parents, their adult children and siblings, according to Project Bloom — the scam-fighting body set up in 2012 to tackle pension fraud.

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Should I opt out of the NHS pension scheme? What are its benefits?

The NHS is being urged to give staff financial advice to combat an ‘eyewatering’ 16 per cent opt-out rate from its pension scheme.

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Will I get in trouble for working while on pension credit?

My husband worked for just over a year in 2017 and 2018. We get a state pension and pension credit plus some other benefits. Will he be in a lot of trouble over this? Steve Webb replies.

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Will I get in trouble for working while on pension credit?

My husband worked for just over a year in 2017 and 2018. We get a state pension and pension credit plus some other benefits. Will he be in a lot of trouble over this? Steve Webb replies.

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As the energy price cap goes up, we reveal how you could save yourself £500 a year

Those in their 60s and 70s are overpaying by more than £400 a year. Even the gap between what younger bill-payers do and could pay is wide – at £300.

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How to make your savings last for the longest holiday of your life…

Retirement is often sold as life’s golden chapter but it is not uncommon for those hurtling headlong towards it to be gripped with FORO – a fear of running out, not just of time, but of money.

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Scrapping TV licences for over-75s means many would switch off or struggle to pay

Age UK is urging the Government to carry on funding the perk to avoid the BBC or pensioners having to shoulder the financial burden.

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Petition on child benefit and mums’ state pension rights gets Government response

A petition on behalf of mums facing a reduced state pension got 10k names, so the Government had to respond. It argues against backdating NI credits for more than three months.

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