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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

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


EU referendum

Brexit and pensions: deal or no deal

The government has stepped up planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Part of its preparations includes publishing guidance explaining the rights of UK nationals in the EU if the UK leaves without an agreement.


payslip showing pension contribution

Budget 2018 and pension tax relief

Speculation about pension tax relief is as much a sign of an upcoming Budget as returning swallows herald the arrival of spring (I’ve indulged in it myself).


A man and woman check documents and make calculations

Some progress for unmarried couples but major pension pitfalls remain

The government unlawfully discriminated against unmarried couples by refusing to allow claims for widowed parent's allowance in cases where the surviving partner was not married to, or the civil partner of, the deceased. 


The State Pension – what you need to know

What's the key information you need to know about the UK State Pension? Our Pensions Officer, Stewart Mott, explains


Will Brexit make it illegal to pay pensions overseas?

Anyone casually reading the news in July 2018 might have had the impression that Brexit could make it illegal for pensions to be paid to people who retire to a country in the European Union.