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NICKY MORGAN MP: Child benefit info on state pension isn’t up to scratch

The risk that parents could miss out on thousands in state pension was ‘wholly foreseeable and preventable’ says Treasury committee chair and ex-Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP.

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PENSIONS WEB CHAT: Ask Steve Webb your questions

Former pensions minister Steve Webb answered readers’ questions in a live web chat today. He was joined by a panel of experts from The Pensions Advisory Team. Read all their replies here.

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What bereavement payments are widows entitled to? Steve Webb replies

I was given a nominal amount of approximately £1,500 from his state pension and £100 per month for six months and I’m told this is it. No more.

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Frank Field to meet Insolvency Service chief over BHS pre-sale audit

Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field will continue his probe of former BHS owner Sir Philip Green as he prepares to meet Insolvency Service chief executive Sarah Albon later this month.

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Middle-aged workers are approaching their retirement years ‘with a blindfold on’

Last year, the average amount saved by an individual into a workplace pension stood at £5,110 for the entire year, thought-provoking research from Aviva shows.

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Government looks at ‘halfway house’ collective company pension schemes

Such schemes operate in the Netherlands and the Department for Work and Pensions has been looking into their introduction at the request of Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union.

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Government looks at ‘halfway house’ collective company pension schemes

Such schemes operate in the Netherlands and the Department for Work and Pensions has been looking into their introduction at the request of Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union.

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Ros Altmann on why women STILL lose out in retirement

Women and men’s state pension age might finally be equal, but unfairness persists and is even popping up in new places, according to former Pensions Minister Ros Altmann.

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Pensions minister Guy Opperman ‘won’t talk about rising pension age’ that could hit 3.9million women

Documents show Guy Opperman has told his staff he wants to ‘limit’ the amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue.

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Pensions minister Guy Opperman ‘won’t talk about rising pension age’ that could hit 3.9million women

Documents show Guy Opperman has told his staff he wants to ‘limit’ the amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue.

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MICHELLE CRACKNELL: How child benefit affects your state pension

Parents can end up with a smaller state pension because of mistakes over child benefit forms. Michelle Cracknell, chief executive of The Pensions Advisory Service, gives her take on the issue.

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MICHELLE CRACKNELL: How child benefit affects your state pension

Parents can end up with a smaller state pension because of mistakes over child benefit forms. Michelle Cracknell, chief executive of The Pensions Advisory Service, gives her take on the issue.

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More than £20bn withdrawn in three years as workers cash in on pension freedoms, official data shows

Savers have withdrawn more than £21.7 billion from their pensions in the three and a half years since pension changes, the latest figures show.

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Single adults in the UK are struggling to save for retirement as less than half save adequately

Single people in the UK are finding it the hardest to save for their retirement as opposed to those who are married, separated, divorced, widowed or co-habiting.

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Join former pensions minister Steve Webb for live webchat

On Monday 12 November, former pensions minister Steve Webb will answer readers’ questions in a live web chat from 2pm until 4pm. Find out how to submit YOUR question to Steve.

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