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Company Pensions Slip £9 Billion In The Red

The pension schemes of Britain’s largest 350 companies tumbled £9 billion into the red last year. The 28% dip saw pension underfunding increase from £32...

Rich Should Pay More Taxes, Urges Think-Tank

The rich are not paying enough tax and the government should raise wealth taxes and scrap saving subsidies, argues a leading think-tank. Chancellor of the...

Can You Beat The Odds And Survive January?

It’s a result for many people to get to the end of January without dying or getting divorced. The second week of January traditionally sees...

Pension Ban Rings In Changes For Fraudsters

The ban on pension cold calling has finally come in to effect. Making unsolicited calls to consumers about pensions are illegal from January 9. Companies breaking...

250,000 NHS Staff Dump Generous Gold-Plated Pensions

Hordes of NHS workers are dumping their gold-plated pensions even though they could face an impoverished retirement. Nearly 250,000 staff have dropped out of the...

QROPS List – January 1, 2019

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Country Number of QROPS Australia 803 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 9 Gibraltar 31 Guernsey 60 Hong Kong 4 India 11 Ireland 65 Isle of Man 350 Jersey 49 Kenya 2 Latvia 3 Liechtenstein 2 Luxembourg 2 Malta 38 Mauritius 2 Netherlands 32 New...

Investors Lost £9m In Truffle Pension Liberation Scam

An elaborate scam to persuade wealthy investors to stake their cash against growing truffles cheated more than 100 people out of £9 million. The investors...

Retirement Dreams Are A Financial Nightmare For Many

There’s a big gap between how people would like to spend their retirement and their financial reality, according to a new survey. Travelling, taking up...

QROPS List – December 15, 2018

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial centre No of QROPS Australia 787 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 9 Gibraltar 31 Guernsey 60 Hong Kong 4 India 11 Ireland 65 Isle of...

Low Paid Don’t Need Pension Tax Breaks, Claims Think-Tank

Don’t give pension saving tax breaks to the poor - they can’t afford to take advantage of them, says an international think-tank that comes...

Pension Transfer Frenzy Cooling

Pension fever is cooling as fewer workers request transfer amounts from providers and the shine goes from golden goodbyes as companies offer to less...

Do You Make Risky Retirement Finance Decisions?

One in seven over 40s risk struggling with their finances during retirement, according to a new report. They are considered high risk because they do...

Rudd Takes Over As Pensions And Benefits Supremo

Tory Brexiteer Amber Rudd has taken over as the fourth Work and Pensions Secretary in just over two years. She inherits a chair left vacant...

Young Savers Don’t Know What To Save For Retirement

A fifth of young adults believe they can comfortably get through their retirement on a pension pot of just £50,000, says new research. Although a...

QROPS Transfer Charge Overhaul On The Way

Another overhaul is on the way for Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) as the government publishes new draft regulations. Listing both as ‘technical consultations’,...

Claiming Your UK State Pension From Overseas

If you are an expat about to retire and want to claim your state pension, you can still claim your pension by getting in...

QROPS List – November 15, 2018

The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions. HMRC QROPS List - By country Financial jurisdiction No of QROPS Australia 761 Austria 5 Barbados 1 Belgium 1 Bulgaria 3 Denmark 2 EU Institution 1 Finland 1 Germany 8 Gibraltar 30 Guernsey 57 Hong Kong 2 India 9 Ireland 63 Isle of...

Do Foreign Spouses Inherit Expat Pensions?

A question expats married to a foreign spouses often ask is if their partners will inherit their UK pensions should they die before them. Expats...

Judges Throw Out Pension Inflation Switch Bid

Judges have thrown out a plea from charity Barnardo’s to change the way cost of living increases are calculated for staff pensions. Barnardo’s was counting...

Pension Transfers On Hold After Equal Benefits Ruling

If you are planning to transfer retirement savings out of a final salary company pension, then you may be too late. Retirement savers who want...