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Neil Walsh

Neil Walsh


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.


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.


Pensions – what the manifestos say

As the average age of the electorate increases so does the importance of pension issues in general elections. Pension policies directly impact on the standard of living of current pensioners, who have a higher propensity to vote.


Government help for the Bank of Mum and Dad?

If all the support that parents gave their children in getting on the property ladder was added together, the "Bank of Mum and Dad" (let's call it BoMaD) would be equivalent to the ninth biggest property lender in the country.