The reform that breaks the camel’s back?

March 10, 2011

Trade union leaders have been warning for some time now that it would be pensions reform — not pay freezes or job cuts — that could prove the trigger for widespread public sector strikes this year.

Raising the pension age

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2009

BRITAIN/The Conservatives say they plan to raise the retirement age for men to 66 from 65 by 2016 if they win power, a measure that could raise 13 billion pounds to help plug the huge shortfall in the public finances.

Level the playing field to bring back ‘girl power’

May 20, 2008

sex-and-city.jpgWhatever happened to “girl power”? The phrase became a cultural phenomenon after the formation of the Spice Girls pop band in 1994, and was adopted as the mantra for millions of girls, even making it into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Pensioners ripped off by “antithesis of plain English”

May 9, 2008

pensioners1.jpgThe “open market option”: it sounds like complex financial jargon. But  it’s certainly worth knowing about. For, when it comes to retirement, it could boost your income by almost 25,000 pounds.

Long life? It could be seriously bad for your wealth

April 16, 2008

pensioners.jpgLong life: it might be seen as a blessing, but increasing longevity poses one of the biggest risks to our financial wellbeing.