Pensions, savings and investments

Over-40s braced for working longer

Charity proposes 'career MOT' at 50 to assist savers.

Flexible pension payments hit record high

Year-on-year figures show a 20% rise in individuals accessing their pensions early.

‘Workers require pension saving targets’

Most workers are unaware of how much they need to save for a comfortable retirement.

Self-employed over-65s working less and earning more

The average ‘silver self-employed’ worker earns almost £40,000 a year.

1 in 3 over-50s financially support ‘dependents’

Older workers retiring later to support dependent relatives.

Employers feel pension scheme pressure

50/50 chance of weakest defined benefit schemes paying out full pension.

Simple Assessment introduced for state pensioners

2 types of people no longer need to complete a self-assessment tax return.

Annuity sales continue sharp decline

Purchases tumble further following the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015.

‘Use pension savings to fund start-ups’

Institute of Directors hopes pension pots can start new businesses.

Fraudsters turn to anti-scam messages

New generation of scam sites target vulnerable savers.

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