Tag Archives: Pension Credit

How the budget impacts state pensions and benefits (a public service announcement).

I was up a mountain most of yesterday so missed the opportunity to provide knee-jerk reaction to the budget. It seems to have been the budget we expected and one that most working people feared. It was actually a better … Continue reading

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Support not enough – Timms calls for a benefits reset this autumn.

The cost of living crisis is still upon us Next month, I’m part of a panel debate kicking off the PLSA Annual Conference in Liverpool. The debate’s on the challenge to pensions of the cost of living crisis. The challenge … Continue reading

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For millions, “the partner dies- the annuity dies”- pension credit comforts the bereaved

It’s easy to forget in a world of “pension freedom” that millions of British savers purchased annuities with their pension pots in the 40 years prior to the day George Osborne announced “no one will ever have to buy an … Continue reading

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Why small pots are jeopardising state benefits

  In this article I explain why it’s often best for people with small pension pots to spend their income before they get to state pension age. The over-prudent who hold back – can risk losing out on pension credit. … Continue reading

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Help your parents – help yourself. How the mid-life MOT could ease pensioner poverty today!

  I am not greatly involved in giving financial education to 40 and 50 year olds. I have not participated in or helped in the design of the mid-life MOT but I have just lived through these two decades of … Continue reading

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Today is Pension Credit Awareness Day – Tell Aunty!

Receiving #PensionCredit means pensioners could also get support for: – Council Tax – Heating – Housing – NHS and dental care – TV Licence – plus more Join the #PensionCredit day of action, Wed 15 Jun, and encourage your family … Continue reading

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Pension credit – why don’t you get it? (old lags rhyme)

In need of inspiration.. I’m listening to a lot of grime My son sends it all the time I’d be lying if I found the tunes sublime Black the Ripper – Afro Samurai As merry as long-covid patients standing in a … Continue reading

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Pension Credit take-up and automation – can the private sector help?

    Summary; five recommendations to improve take-up, five to increase automation   Participation; Targeted interventions Target the children of elderly parents (40-year-old upwards) for PC and over 80s Red-flag PC to the over 60s on dashboards whose projected benefits … Continue reading

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The biggest losers of a market crash aren’t in the market.

Running around the Barbican last night I was listening to a Crowdcast on how you value shares and trying to work out how a whole stock market can be down 4% in a day. The weather was clement, there was … Continue reading

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Five compelling why pensioner poverty is all of our business

  I am so pleased with the response to the campaign that Gareth and I launched yesterday. The response from the popular press has been great with our campaign being featured in many of the tabloids and local papers. The … Continue reading

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