Martin Lewis warns of a tax trap that could cost you £10,000s off your pension
Martin Lewis has warned pension savers they could lose £1,000s or even £10,000s from their pension by falling foul of a trap that sees withdrawals taxed
19 February 2021
State pensions set to be boosted by 2.5% under triple lock
State pensions are expected to rise by 2.5% next April under the 'triple lock' guarantee – meaning an increase of about £230/year for those receiving the new state pension in full
21 October 2020
State pensions to rise by 3.9%
State pensions are expected to rise by 3.9% from next April – the biggest increase since 2012
16 October 2019
New rules to give more pension freedom protection
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced new rules and plans to help make pension choices clearer for over 50s, which it says will help up to 100,000 every year
29 January 2019
New pension credit rules could cost some with younger partners £7,000 a year
Pensioners who live in a couple will only be able to make a new claim for pension credit when both partners are over the state pension age, under new rules to come into effect in May
15 January 2019
Pension cold-calling banned
Pension cold-calling has been made illegal from today, in a bid to tackle pension scams - here's what you need to know
9 January 2019
Pension cold-calling to be banned from January
Pension cold-calling will be banned from Wed 9 Jan, in a bid to tackle pension scams
20 December 2018
Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed
Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year
15 November 2018
Trial to help workers build £1,000 emergency savings pots
A new initiative is being trialled to help workers build emergency savings for unexpected bills and events, in the same way they add to their pension pots
13 November 2018
State pension age equalised for men and women
From today, women in the UK will be eligible for the state pension at the same age as men
6 November 2018
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13 April 2021Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know13 April 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
13 April 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
13 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
12 April 2021Jobseekers claiming certain work-related benefits can once more get unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for £10 a month.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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