Pensions Archive

Theresa May’s Benefit Challenge

Monday marked yet another historical day for Britain, as Angela Leadsom stepped down, leaving a proud Theresa may as current PM David Cameron’s successor. Today, David Cameron moves out, and Theresa May moves into the infamous Number 10, as she attempts to pick up where he left

How To Avoid HMRC Scams

UK police are warning members of the public this week over scam emails which intend to steal money. The emails, claiming to be from HMRC, include links to websites that look very similar to the HMRC website. There have been hundreds of reports nationally this week about

HMRC Overcharging Grieving Relatives With ‘Death Tax’

Advertisment Upset relatives grieving the loss of a relative who has died in the last month have been wrongly taxed on inherited pensions due to an error by HMRC. An error within the HMRC systems has led to the families of people younger than 75, who died since April

How the Social Fund Can Help You through the Cold Weather

Advertisment The Social fund can help those on a low income with certain expenses. During the winter months, it is no secret that heating in the British home is somewhat of a necessity, but that doesn’t stop it from costing an arm and a leg to fund.

Female Victims Of Pension Reform Could Turn To JSA

Women who are expected to lose out on thousands of pounds as a result of the Government’s changes to the pension age are being told to think about claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance instead, by a Conservative minister. Advertisment Shailesh Vara is a work and pensions minister. He suggested

Calls For State Pension Age Rise To Be Slowed Down

MP’s have put inequality between men and women at the centre of their debate as they call for the planned rises to increase the State Pension Age for women to be slowed down or readdressed in order to give women who don’t have much time before they

Britons Invited To Top Up State Pension

More than seven million British people are being offered the opportunity to top up their state pensions. Men who are over the age of 65 and women over the age of 63 can get around £25 a week extra on their state pension, in return for a

A New Tax Year: Are You Prepared?

A new tax year commenced on the 6th April and a whole new set of reforms came with it. They can often be rather difficult to understand, particularly if you are one of the lucky few who have to complete a self assessment. The changes range from

Pension Reform Blocks HMRC Helpline

Recent changes to the pension rules blocked the HMRC helpline in April. One million people are believed to have called the tax office on a particular day at the beginning of April, meaning the lines were engaged throughout the day. Many people were forced to spend up

Workplace Pension Complete Guide: Is Your Business Ready?

Under new law, all employers are now responsible for providing their employees with a workplace pension. Advertisment Read our complete guide for tips on how to implement a Defined Contribution pension scheme in your workplace. What is the Workplace Pension? The workplace pension is a government-enforced, automated