Category Archives: Pensions

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Government to crackdown on Pension Charges

The fees’ currently imposed on pensions will be capped, the governments has promised under new proposals.  In addition, the governments announced its intentions to ban companies from imposing “consultancy charges”…

Pensioners in Debt Crisis

According to recent reports in one area of the UK, pensioners are feeling the pinch as the recession takes hold with credit problems a real concern for many of them….

IMF says Spain’s economy still facing major risks

It seems that the Euro is in the news a lot just lately. A few months ago I wrote about Spain, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Italy all heading for financial…

Land Rover to create 1,000 jobs in the West Midlands

At long last some good news on the job front from prestigious British brands. Jaguar and Land Rover are showing the way forward with employment and export’s. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-12983188 These companies…

‘Worse off Wednesday’ starts a year that will cost households,2.3 billion pounds

Well today is Wednesday worse Wednesday, black Wednesday call it what you will. A lot of people will call it by a name which is unprintable, why? Because today’s the…

Energy firms told to warn customers before they raise prices

So energy companies or utility companies have to inform us 30 days before increasing there prices. Well nice thought, but with the way the price of this is going up…

Budget 2011: Winter fuel payment blow for pensioners

For pensioners the winter fuel allowance was a life saver,now along with everything else the ConningLib government are cutting it back,but lets not despair there index linked savings will be…

Unemployment surges to 17-year high

Unemployment is at it highest since 1994, now think about this, 17 years that was the last time we had such bad figures especially amongst the young. Now if my…

Northern Rock pays £13m bonuses despite £232m loss

This really has got to be the biggest insult to the British tax payer, and anyone in the conninglib coalition that has a conscience. http://bit.ly/hW8HNP How can a bank that…

Pensions industry warns against early access to savings

I think that nearly everyone with a private pension has had to dip into it or are seriously thinking about dipping into it. At the moment the age for anyone…