Changing job? Your pension should follow you, Government says
New plans should make it easier for people to take pensions with them when they take up new jobs
24 April 2013
MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%
A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today
8 January 2013
Winter chill sparks cold weather payments
Those eligible for cold weather payments get £25 for each seven day period of bitterly chilly conditions
13 December 2012
Apply for winter fuel payments now to ease energy worries
Some households will be eligible for winter fuel and cold weather payments to help with cutting energy bills
27 November 2012
Automatic pension enrolment - what it means for you
From Monday, up to 11 million workers will be automatically enrolled into workplace pensions
28 September 2012
Pensions shake-up 'to help half a million by Christmas'
About 500,000 people will save into a pension for the first time by Christmas due to auto-enrolment, the Government says
20 September 2012
Benefits 'may be linked to pay, not inflation'
Benefits may be linked to average pay rather than inflation, according to reports
18 September 2012
Monthly benefit payments 'risk backfiring'
The shift to monthly benefit payments could push some families further into financial difficulties, a think tank warns
17 September 2012
Fears raised over digital benefits system
People from disadvantaged backgrounds may suffer if the government goes ahead with plans to digitise the benefits system
10 September 2012
Government considers tougher benefit sanctions
The Government may strengthen penalties for some benefit claimants who refuse to try to find work
4 September 2012
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