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Quintuple reasons for the triple lock

07 Nov 2016, by in Pensions & Investment

The State Pension triple lock has taken another bashing. A committee of MPs has released a report calling for the picking of the arrangement which dates back to 2010. This guarantees that pensions will rise by the higher of inflation (measured by the Consumer Prices Index), average earnings growth or 2.5%. They say: “…the triple lock will…

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Protecting the pension promise

24 Oct 2016, by in Pensions & Investment

When is a promise not a promise? In my household, safeguarding of confectionary and sharing of toys are both subject to frequent exemptions. But beyond domestic squabbles, the subject is getting an airing in the pensions world. In the firing line is the defined benefit pension. This is the kind that gives retirees an income…

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