1. Camden

    UK state pension worst in the developed world

    e UK state pension is the worst in the developed world, according to data from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. As a percentage of average earnings, the UK government pays out 29 per cent, putting it at the bottom of a table which is led by the Netherlands, which pays...
  2. juco

    UK work & pensions nightmare.

    I would be interested if anyone else has had similar issues with work & pensions/banks. Father in law passed away In Jan, wife is executor, apart from the expected customary family disputes everything was pretty much tidied up within a few weeks and all passed by probate. To make sure all was...
  3. G

    Re: Tax Back on State Pensions

    Re: Tax Back on State Pensions Hi, I've seen some posts on here that says you can claim tax on pensions (would that be state pensions by any chance) as we've lived here permanently for 5 years and have our pensions paid into our Turkish bank account! We have no connection whatsoever with the...
  4. yalimart

    Public Service Pensions Debt

    Is it time to cut and run and simply tell all ex Public service employees you have had your last pension payment ? Or should the rest of the population carry on paying more tax and insurance to fund them ? Government accused over 'hidden debt time bomb' - BT Martin
  5. K

    Pensions and Divorce Alert

    Not a happy subject but if you have divorced in the UK within the last 20 months you may have been affected by a glitch in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) paperwork. Apparently up to 17,000 people may be affected. The online form E which is used to collect information from divorcing spouses about...
  6. S

    pensions from the UK banks

    I am writing on behalf of a friend who has her pension currently paid into her UK bank account and then forwarded to her Turkish account each month. As of this month the bank in the UK are stopping doing this as she does NOT have an UK address. She has been told this is to stop money laundering...
  7. B

    Pensions and Grexit.

    Grexit: Savers face 10pc hit to shares if Greece exits Euro - Telegraph So savings and pensions could be hit hard by a Greek exit from the Euro. Bill.
  8. Mushtaq

    UK - 'Super annuities' promised in pensions reform

    Annuities will become more flexible as part of the Government's far-reaching reforms of the pensions system, it has emerged. Pensioners could be allowed to withdraw lump sums from their annuities or take a larger income in the early years of their retirement as part of the plans, which will see...
  9. T

    EU Tax Raid on Pensions

  10. beyazbayan

    UK Pensions

    REVEALED: How 6 in 10 won't get the full £155 a week new flat-rate state pension Read more: REVEALED: How 6 in 10 won't get the full £155 a week state pension | Mail Online Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  11. S

    Important info re SGK and pensions

    Worth reading: ISSUU - Report on our meeting with sgk officials by ukinturkey ukinturkey
  12. bickern

    The death knell for widows' pensions

    The death knell for widows' pensions - Widows could lose their historic right to a pension under plans to halt the ‘terminal decline’ of final salary schemes. Private sector bosses currently have to make payments to a retired worker’s surviving spouse, typically worth at least half their full...
  13. Jaycey

    Fantastic News in UK concerning British Benefits and Pensions

    نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ر رفت نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ر رفت ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه پيدانيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ديوار و چشم...
  14. V

    Pensions plummet

    Latest figures show that people planning to retire and buy an annuity with their pension pot to provide a pension are now getting 21.6% less than they would get for the same cash 3 years ago. Someone retiring now at 65 will have to live till they are 83 just to get the cash in their pot back...
  15. juco

    UK council tax pays local pensions

    Each council will have a different set of figures but this one (link below) shows how someone paying £1400 per year council tax is paying for:- £400 water £500 for local government pensions And only £500 for local services. If you read the link below you will see from the letters how the...
  16. D

    Increasing pensions for people living abroad

    e-petition :- Increasing pensions for people living abroad - e-petitions Increasing pensions for people living abroad Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions Unless you live in a country with a reciprocal agreement, pensions are frozen at the rate payable when you leave...
  17. J

    Pensions paid to turkish bank

    Hi, Does anyone know the best way to get their pension paid to a Turkish bank. and get the mamimum amount, without losing on exchange rates. is it best to get a fixed rate for a few months, or variable with the exchange rate? It would be nice to hear from anyone that has their pension sent to...
  18. Mushtaq

    Public-sector pensions lose platinum coat

    Robert Peston | 17:58 UK time, Thursday, 10 March 2011 John Hutton's recommendations on reforming public-sector pensions may well look as appealing as a plate of cold sick to many state employees. But those employees should perhaps count their lucky stars that they don't work in the private...
  19. P

    State pensions paid to Turkey Bank

    Hi everyone, Back from Turkey now and have proceeded in buying a villa and will be moving on the 17/06/2010!!! We havnt managed to open a Turkish bank account tho and was wondering what we are going to do with the pension money. We thought we could open a Nationwide account and have it paid...
  20. Harem


    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I have to admit to not looking first!!! Has anyone received notification of their increase in, for instance, NHS pension for 2010? I received mine on Saturday and I promise that I will try my hardest not to spend it all at once. It is the princely...
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