This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on retirement and pensions. Why has HMRC earned the Sucker Punch award this week? Plus how to maintain a professional relationship with domestic workers.
Once again, it's time for This is Money, in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce from the Financial Website of The Year team up with Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost, to boldly proclaim the dust settled on post-Brexit Britain. Well, sort of. With pre-Brexit employment figures, and post-Brexit CPI and RPI all out, a lot of people might be unhappy with the results. Not least as Current Accounts and Annuities are slashed, and pensions deficits and house prices continue to soar. Are we in a bit of a slump, or is this just the landscape now? We'll take you through it all, and also take a look at thousands of electricity customers being over-billed due to an Imperial legacy, and Lee Boyce waxes lyrical on the joys of living at the seaside. This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
The must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing our magazine to your ears. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and editor Moira O'Neill join Georgie Frost in the studio. They start of looking at pensions. Can people trust themselves with their pension pot or is there too much of a temptation to plunder it early? On the topic of who to trust with your savings they also discuss the use of robot portfolio managers. Plus the latest online scams and how to avoid them.
Georgie Frost is joined by Sarah Benwell, digital editor of Pensions Insight. Today they discuss the latest inflation figures and their impacts on rail fares. They also take a look at the latest blow to savers as Lloyds join Santander in cutting interest rates. Plus the pay structures of Sports Direct and Deliveroo under scrutiny. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss new orders for customers to be refunded for mistakes in gas meter readings as well as the launch of the government's new life time ISA. With 90% of adults across the country now shopping online they also look at the issues around the growing amount of shopping going missing each year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Kevin Pratt, editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the latest trends in UK house prices as well as the importance of travel insurance when holidaying abroad . Keeping with the theme of property they also talk about bad neighbours and the effect this can have on property values. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. First up: the ARM takeover by Softbank - does this prove that Britain is open for business, or did we just write ourselves out of the Internet of Things? Then, we take a look at the new cabinet, what would you do if you were in charge of the country? Or pensions? Then, banks are 'named and shamed' for offering loyal savers record low interest rates. All this and more, on This is Money.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I
Ministers will announce plans later to allow an overhaul of British Steel pensions.
The changes would slash billions of pounds from the scheme's liabilities, but are likely to mean a cut in workers' benefits.
This week Sarah Pennells explores the issues revolving automatic enrolment pensions, the government's programme to encourage more people to save for their retirement through a workplace pension. While millions of people are being placed into their workplace pension, new research from pensions provider Aviva shows that one and a half million don't know what their money is invested in. Sarah is joined by Chris Daems, from Cervello Financial Planning, Ranila Ravi Burslem, from NEST, and Malcolm Goodwin from Aviva to discuss the topic.
If you're close to retirement, or thinking of setting up a pension pot, where do you start when it comes to choosing a private pension? Lorna Blythe, from Royal London, explains to Sarah Pennells what pensions are and how they work; Danisha Chada, a chartered and certified financial planner with Smith and Williamson, looks at how much help could a pension company give to its individual customers, Alan Chan, from IFS Wealth and Pensions, explains what the first steps are when taking out a pension for the first time.