Archive: Pensions

High Court rules pensioners entitled to compensation

High Court rules against govt's pension stance

The government was wrong to completely reject the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report into a collapsed pension scheme, the High Court ruled today.

  • Many pensioners were concerned the mistake left them vulnerable to identity theft

    DWP apologises for pension error

    The government has apologised for errors which led to the confidential banking details of thousands of pensioners being mailed to the wrong addresses.

  • High court reviews government's refusal to compensate lost pensions

    Pensions decision reviewed in the high court

    The government's decision to refuse compensation for thousands of workers who lost all or part of their pensions will come under review by the high court today.

  • John Hutton will warn the retirement age must rise

    Hutton warns retirement age must rise

    The retirement age must be raised to 68 to pay for pensions, or future generations will pay the price with a 4p rise in income tax, John Hutton has said.

  • MPs urge action to tackle financial exclusion

    Poor people 'paying more for loans'

    People on low incomes are paying more than rich people for credit and need better support in making financial decisions, a new report has warned.


    Chancellor accused over property tax breaks

    The chancellor has been accused of performing an embarrassing "climbdown" after he scrapped plans to give tax breaks to people investing in property as part of their pension.


    MPs 'should take smaller pensions'

    MPs should give up their pension scheme to set an example if they are to impose constraints on the rest of the country, Lord Turner has said.

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