Pensions cold-calling ban takes effect

A ban on cold-calling about pensions has come into effect, as of 9 January 2019. Cold-calling is a common tactic used by scammers to commit pensions fraud, with an estimated 8 scam calls being made every second - or 250 million a year. The ban was originally announced...

Divorced women miss out on pension wealth

Many divorced women are ending up as the "poor relations" when it comes to division of assets, according to research. Royal London claims divorced women end up with less than half the property wealth of married couples and less than a third of the average pension...

Most employees worried about sick pay

More than half of employees are concerned about how they would manage financially if they became too ill to work, a survey by Royal London shows. A poll of 1,030 people found that 52% would worry about their income if they were off sick from work for longer than a...

Government publishes self-employed pensions paper

The Government has released a paper setting out its plans to trial pension savings among the self-employed. The paper confirms that the Department for Work and Pensions will begin a trialling and research programme starting from winter 2018, in partnership with...

Quarter of over-50s don’t know state pension age

Many people who are nearing retirement are unaware of recent changes to their state pension age, according to a survey. Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Age UK found that 24% of people aged 50-64 don't know what their state pension age is, and 52% of those...