£1.8 billion in pension credit left unclaimed - how to check if you or someone you know is eligible
A former pensions minister has urged people to use this Bank Holiday weekend as an opportunity to check if elderly relatives or neighbours are missing out on £1,000s a year in pension credit, with recent figures showing up to £1.8 billion remains unclaimed. Here's how to check if you or someone you know is eligible - and what to do if so.
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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
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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
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New pension credit rules could cost some with younger partners £7,000 a year
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15 January 2019
Pension cold-calling banned
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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
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