We know that women rely on the state pension more than men, but tend to get less than men. And carers can miss out more than most. Sarah was joined by three experts in this area - by Malcolm McLean who's a senior consultant with Barnett Waddingham, Kate Smith who's Head of Pensions at Aegon and Eddy Graham who's head of advice at Carers UK.
With February approaching ever-closer, the pound in our pocket seems to be more like pennies. More than 50 per-cent of us have already spent our entire December salary and even more worryingly, over a fifth of us spend over 5 weeks waiting for January's salary. But Ready10, a PR agency in London is looking to fill this gap in our piggy bank by offering to pay their staff twice in January. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to David Fraser, MD of Ready10 to find out why.
The commute to work is miserable for some, and a downright waste of time for others. Two solutions are flexible working hours and allowing employees to work from home, which research suggests could boost productivity. One man who thinks employers need to change their mindset on working hours is Jon Tracy, Director of Services at Star Leaf who provide technical solutions for long distance working.
New research reveals a third of today's working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn't for the support of free or affordable school breakfast clubs. To find out more about this our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Megan Jarvie, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Family and Childcare Trust and Theresa Poole, mum of three.
Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today on the agenda, they discuss why 2 out of 5 people are retiring earlier than planned. Plus they analyse the stamp duty problem in the UK. All these stories and more on The News Review.
And at this point every week we focus on long term investing and planning for the retirement you'd really like in Your Money, Your Future. Now, the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 resulted in an increase in people wanting to transfer their final salary pensions. So they could take money out of them as and when they wanted to. But - can you move your final salary pension and, if so, should you? Or, can you cash it in altogether?
We'll be hearing from Sarah Pennell's panel of experts - from Sir Steve Webb, recently knighted in the New Year's Honours. Steve is head of policy at pensions provider Royal London. Also in the studio is Michelle Cracknell, who's chief executive of the Pensions Advisory Service and on the phone I'm joined by Alistair McQueen who's from the pensions and insurance provider Aviva.
Sir Steve Webb, Michelle Cracknell, Alistair McQueen
Welcome to Too Good To Be True - our weekly look at the topic of fraud and financial scams. The total value of fraud hit a five year high in 2016- costing a staggaring £2 billion. That's according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Kaley Crossthwaite Partner and Head of Fraud and author of the report.
Now, if you’re self employed or you get income from a range of different sources – you might have ‘filling in your tax self-assessment form’ at the top of your to-do list. The deadline for filing your tax self-assessment form is January 31st – just over two weeks away. So, if you haven’t got round to filing yours yet, fear not! We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to do. My guests are Anita Monteith who’s from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Elaine Clarke from Cheap Accounting and Jonathan Amponsah from The Tax Guys.