State pension 'triple lock' to be suspended for a year
The state pension will rise by a smaller amount from next April as the Government has announced plans to temporarily suspend its so-called 'triple lock'.
7 September 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 pension age rises to 66
The official state pension age has now hit 66 – and is set to rise further in the coming years
6 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
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
10 million state pension forecasts viewed online since 2016 – how to check yours
An online tool which checks how much state pension you're likely to get - also known as your 'state pension forecast' - has now been used 10 million times, new figures show. Here's how to check your forecast
2 October 2018
Retirement age hike has left women hundreds of pounds worse off
More than one million women whose retirement was delayed by state pension changes have lost out on an average £32 a week
2 August 2017
Millions face waiting an extra year for their state pension
Millions of workers in their early-40s face having to wait an extra year to collect their state pension
19 July 2017
Guest Comment: WASPI campaign responds to Pensions Minister's advice to take up apprenticeships
Jane Cowley, a WASPI director, reacts to the Pensions Minister's suggestion that WASPI women become apprentices
7 July 2017
Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk by not claiming it
Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit
13 June 2017
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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
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