Steve Webb's Pension Clinic

Pension Clinic: The importance of a pension MOT

Leave your pension planning too late, and you risk damaging your retirement prospects. Here's what to do. 

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Here’s what happens to your pension if your employer goes to the wall

Company pension schemes provide pension income to millions of us. But what happens when a company goes bust?

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Steve Webb: Get to work on your pension before the government makes you

At the end of 2017 the government published the results of its year-long review of the automatic enrolment scheme, under which employers have been required to enrol almost 10 million workers in pension schemes since 2012.

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Steve Webb: Beware of the tax raid on lump sums

In the past, many people with modest pension pots used their pension to buy an annuity to give them a guaranteed income for life.

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Steve Webb: A plan to tackle the self-employed pension crisis

When it comes to pensions, employees have a major head-start over their self-employed counterparts.

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Steve Webb: Bold pension reforms look off the cards

 

Now that the dust has settled following the General Election, it is time to dig out the crystal ball and try to work out what the new electoral arithmetic means for our pensions and retirement. 

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Steve Webb: how to fix a pension problem when things go wrong

For most people, most of the time, their pension affairs run smoothly. But what do you do when things go wrong? Where do you turn if you think you have been wrongly advised or someone hasn’t administered your pension properly?

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Steve Webb: How to manage a longer working life

In March, John Cridland completed a year’s work for the government, reviewing what should happen to state pension ages in future.

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Last call to check if you're eligible for state pension top-up deal

The 'state pension top-up' scheme was introduced in October 2015 for a limited period; it allows those who were over state pension age by 5 April 2016 to pay voluntary national insurance contributions (NICs) in return for an en

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