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Update on cashing in defined benefit pension benefits

A major trend in pensions in 2017 was for tens of thousands of members of defined benefit pension schemes to trade in their benefits for a large cash lump sum.


Update on Brexit and Pensions

A previous blog covered the potential impact of Brexit on the pensions of Prospect members who move between the UK and the rest of the EU during their careers or after they retire.


Help for Prospect members with pension tax issues

The pension tax relief system is very complicated (complicated enough to generate more previous pension blogs than any other issue!).


Public sector pension costs are not soaring!

There has been further recent press coverage (in the Sunday Times (£) and the Daily Mail) about the cost of public sector pension schemes.


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.


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?


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.


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.