Pensions, savings and investments

Self-employed not planning for retirement

52% of self-employed people do not have a retirement plan compared to the rest of the world.

Pensions freedoms encourage saving

14% of people are saving more into their pension pot as a direct result of the pension freedoms.

ISA allowances for 2017/18

Wednesday 5 April is the final day savers can contribute to an ISA before the allowances are reset for the new tax year.

State pension age rise considered ahead of full review

The state pension age should rise to 68 by 2039, a government report has found.

Parents to use Lifetime ISA to support children

Many parents are preparing to utilise the Lifetime ISA as a tool to encourage their children to save.

Making the most of the pension annual allowance

People carrying forward any unused pensions allowance from the 2013/14 tax year must do so before 6 April 2017.

State pension top up open until April 2017

Individuals who want to top up their state pension income have until 5 April 2017 to make an application.

Industry reaction to money purchase annual allowance consultation

Industry bodies have reacted to the proposed changes to the money purchase annual allowance.

Growth in pensioner income surpasses working households

Pensioner households have on average £20 more a week than working households.

Older savers call for more ISA clarity

Older savers are calling for ISAs to be simplified.

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