Tags: "State Pension"


Winter fuel

Winter fuel: pay-back time?

Iain Duncan Smith wants wealthier pensioners to pay back their winter fuel allowances.

April 29, 2013 ×


Care Costs - Christmas come early

Care costs: Christmas come early?

Blink and you missed it. The Chancellor of the Exchequer went on live TV yesterday to announce U-turns for two of the most significant government announcements this year

March 18, 2013 ×


Pension Reform Not so simple

Pension Reform: Not so simple

Like a particularly strange, obscure breed of nerds, those with an interest in pension policy found themselves glued to BBC Parliament on Monday as pensions minister Steve Webb finally stood up to announce the government’s White Paper on a single-tier state pension.

January 16, 2013 ×


Older Peoples Spending Whats in a label

Older People’s Spending: What’s in a label?

With the population ageing, we often hear grandiose statements about the need to reshape the welfare state or transform health and social care. But, how society performs at adapting to population ageing will really come down to the behaviour of individual older people and the daily choices they make about […]

September 28, 2012 ×


Misgivings on pensions

Misgivings on pensions

In the early days of the financial crisis, the pension industry looked to be in a rather good position. Whereas half of the UK high street banking sector fell over, the key names in pensions stood strong, reflecting both better regulation but also undoubted cultural differences.

September 12, 2012 ×

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