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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

Prospect's pensions officers blog about the issues that exercise their minds.


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Is State Pension Age changing?

When is an increase in State Pension Age not an increase in State Pension Age? When it is announced by a Government that doesn’t have a majority.


Brexit Scrabble

What could Brexit mean for your pension?

Brexit will impact us in many different ways but will it have a significant impact on our pensions in retirement?


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Pension equality for same sex couples?

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on 12 July found in favour of a businessman who argued for equal pension benefits for his husband.


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More about cashing in pension benefits (or not!)

I wrote earlier in the year about the issue of cashing in final salary pension benefits and there have been some developments since then that are worth catching up on.


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Briefing note about Lifetime ISA for Prospect members

I have written twice before about the Lifetime ISA – a new savings product available since 6 April 2017 to encourage young people to save for their first home or retirement.