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Financial Service Authority to investigate Annuity market

written by Katie Harland, 31st January

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has announced today that they are to investigate Annuity pricing data to examine how much retirees are reducing their retirement income by through not shopping around insurers for their annuity.

There is currently a 20% variation in price, just for standard annuities and if you include……


New flat rate pension announced

written by Dominic Fraser-Smith, 14th January

As anticipated in yesterdays retirement news a new flat rate State Pension has today been announced by the Pensions Minister Steve Webb. Following his announcement to the House of Commons late this afternoon the White Paper outlining the proposals were published.


New state pension – announced tomorrow

written by Dominic Fraser-Smith, 13th January

Details of a new state pension expected to start in April 2017 and worth around £144 will be unveiled on Monday.

The final figure payable at launch will be higher than this as this amount will be increased by inflation until 2017.


Care funding reduced by £500m a year

written by Katie Harland, 30th January

A report released today has shown that spending found that spending on older people’s care stagnated and then decreased between 2005/06 and 2011/12 – even though at the same time the number aged over 85, the group most likely to need care, has increased by almost 250,000.


Your £656,000 tax bill

written by Dominic Fraser-Smith, 30th January

Staggeringly that is what the average household pays in tax through their working life and in retirement, a study has found. When looking across Income Tax, VAT, National Insurance and Council Tax from the average household we are paying just under two thirds of a million pounds in tax.


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