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We live in the information age and hear of pension related news daily.

But what really affects us as individuals is what matters. Often picking through the headlines is not easy, so take advice and find out only what truly matters.

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    Pension funds looking to recoup money lost in recession

    Pension funds looking to recoup money lost in recession“>
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    Hedge funds could regain the $2.7 trillion that had been gained prior to economic crash (Part Two) The Pimco fund manager Bill Gross is the face of the modern investor. His dubious fame came from being able to steer his $158 billion fund away from debt issued by governments such as the US, UK, Greece

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    Pension funds looking to recoup money lost in recession

    Pension funds looking to recoup money lost in recession“>
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    Hedge funds could regain the $2.7 trillion that had been gained prior to economic crash  (Part One) Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson had a disparaging term for the Swiss bankers he blamed for his economic policies failing, referring to them as gnomes while John Major felt George Soros, a currency speculator, was at fault for

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    Pension holes are so huge they are now devouring buildings

    Pension holes are so huge they are now devouring buildings“>
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    Companies like M S and Sainsbury’s are signing corporate property assets over to retirement schemes to fill gaps. How long before the bubble bursts on these expensive plans? Is it possible to fill gaps in final salary scheme pension funds with property? Well, M&S and Sainsbury’s seem to think so with Sainsbury’s pledging £750

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    Pensions minister insists that britons are punished for saving

    Pensions minister insists that britons are punished for saving“>

    Steve Webb realized and acknowledged the anger amongst savers who have suffered because of the poor rates of return as he spoke in London where he was in attendance at a pensions conference. This came a few days after the Government announced that it was making changes with regards to the calculations of private sector

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    Defusing the nations savings time bomb: Part II

    Defusing the nation’s savings time bomb: Part II“>
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    It is envisaged that a total of 8% of a workers salary will end up in a NEST account with the employee paying 4%, the employer 3% with the last 1% coming from government tax relief. A major concern remains over the ability of small firms to pay the extra costs as the economic crisis

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    Defusing the nations savings time bomb: Part I

    Defusing the nation’s savings time bomb: Part I“>
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    Steve Webb, Coalition pensions minister, says workers who manage to put a provision on top of a state pension are achieving something special When Steve Webb was in opposition, he enjoyed a nice office overlooking the River Thames. Once the Liberal Democrat MP made it into power as the Minister of State for Pensions, he

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    Pension Deficits are a threat to 10% of FTSE companies

    Pension Deficits are a threat to 10% of FTSE companies“>

    Only 5 pension schemes in the whole of the FTSE 100 are in surplus For nine firms, their market value is lower than their pension liabilities A survey by Pension Capital Strategies (PCS) with assistance from investment banking giant JP Morgan shows that almost 10% of FTSE-100 companies have pension deficits so huge that their

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    Chancellor says that abolition of the annuity rule allows pension savers more flexibility

    Chancellor says that abolition of the annuity rule allows pension savers more flexibility“>

    The Chancellor erases the rule that forced pensioners to buy annuities before the age of 75 Millions of pension savers were given a boost as the Chancellor of the Exchequer abolished the rules that forced those saving for pensions to purchase annuities before they reached 75 years of age. Another short-term measure has been implemented

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    Pensions apartheid, some good news to go with the bad

    Pensions apartheid, some good news to go with the bad“>

    If you’re old enough to remember when the common consensus was that pensions were boring, you may be fortunate enough to avoid the major changes the government will be making to pensions soon. However, if you’re too young to even be thinking about pensions, you will be the ones hit hardest. This is extremely unfair

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    Government criticised by unions regarding public sector pensions

    Government criticised by unions regarding public sector pensions“>
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    The changes to public sector pensions planned by the government have been roundly criticised by trade unions who claim that they will knock thousands of pounds off the incomes of workers. The TUC is an organisation that represents a total of 58 unions and are outraged at the fact that the government decided to switch

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