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Government retains state pension triple lock

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On the go: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the pensions triple lock is to be protected.

HSBC adverts banned after greenwashing complaints

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On the go: In the first ruling of its kind, the UK’s advertising watchdog has banned a series of sustainability focused advertisements from HSBC bank because of their misleading environmental claims.

PLSA pension reforms ‘could add £4,000 to retirement income’

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The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has warned that without reform of the pensions system, more than half of savers will fail to meet the retirement income targets set by the Pensions Commission in 2005.

TPR to prosecute former trustees and adviser over pension loans

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is to prosecute two trustees and an adviser for their alleged role in making loans from a pension scheme. 

Providers causing difficulties for savers accessing pensions

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On the go: A survey of 2,153 Which? members who accessed one or more of their pension pots in the past 24 months found that inflexible pension providers are creating difficulties for savers.

Consumer pension fears at 10-year high

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On the go: As people grapple with the cost of living crisis, Google searches for “pension help” have reached a 10-year high.

One-third of savers worry about lost pension funds

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On the go: One in three pension savers are worried they have built up funds they have lost or forgotten about after changing jobs.

State pension age increase doubles poverty rates for over-65s

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On the go: The rise in the state pension age from 65 to 66 has doubled poverty rates for the age group, resulting in over-65s losing state pension income worth around £142 a week in 2020-21.

DWP to consider remedies after pension mispayments

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has said it is investigating remedies after millions of people have received the wrong pension for decades due to government IT failures.