Pension plans could prove costly

The new automatic enrolment pension scheme, which is due to be phased in from 2012, could prove expensive for smaller firms, it has been claimed.

Reform the tax system, urges review

The government should consider a broad reform of the UK tax system, including an extension of the number to goods on which VAT is charged, a think tank has argued.

Drop in private sector pension scheme membership

Last year saw a fall to 8.7 million in the number of employees contributing to workplace pension schemes.

Radical overhaul for state pensions

The government is looking at a major reform of the state pension system.

ISAs grow in popularity

Savers are taking to ISAs in increasing numbers, a new survey has revealed.

Comprehensive Spending Review: pensions

One of the headline announcements in the spending review was that the state retirement age for men and women is to be equalised at 65 by November 2018.

New cap for tax relief on pensions

The amount that people can add to their pension funds and on which they can receive tax relief is to be reduced.

ISA allowance to increase next year

The upper limit on the amount that can be saved in an ISA account is to go up next year.

Economic worries prompt savings

More people are saving money on a regular basis than at any time in the last two years, according to new research.

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