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Women lag behind men in pension planning

<p>Nearly half of women in the UK haven&rsquo;t thought about how much income they want in retirement, or how much they need to save to get it. New research suggests that women may be less pension-conscious than men &ndash; but why?</p>

One in three Brits don't know how much pension to save

<p>As new research shows that over 1 in 3 Brits don&rsquo;t know how big a pension pot they&#39;ll need, and 1 in 5 don&#39;t even know how much they have, Unbiased unveils a new Pension Calculator to help people of any age plan for the future.</p>

Pensions Actually: Richard Curtis launches drive for ethical fund investment

<p>Co-founded by Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually and one of the brains behind Comic Relief, Make My Money Matter is a campaign for responsible investment for UK pension funds. Is ethical retirement saving one of the most effective actions you can take?</p>

Chancellor to call time on the state pension triple lock?

<p>The Chancellor is poised to remove the state pension triple lock in the wake of COVID-19, potentially saving the UK&nbsp;&pound;4bn a year - but at a cost to future generations of pensioners. Could it happen?</p>

Has lockdown lifted your savings?

<p>Though many have suffered financially from the COVID-19 lockdown, some Brits are enjoying a mini-windfall due to lower spending. If your savings have received a boost, how can you make the most of it?</p>

Surge in demand for pension advice amid COVID confusion

<p>Nearly twice as many people are seeking pension drawdown advice via Unbiased, as pension withdrawals hit a new high in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. But those acting without independent advice risk making some big mistakes.</p>

Remember your pension in your self-assessment!

<p>If you&rsquo;re a higher-rate taxpayer with a workplace or personal pension, then submitting a tax-return (and doing it properly) is a must. Otherwise you&rsquo;ll miss out on valuable benefits, and might also face hefty tax penalties.</p>

COVID-19 raises pension fraud threat level

<p>There&rsquo;s more than one nasty disease out there. The social and economic effects of COVID-19 have created openings for pension fraudsters to exploit &ndash; so retirees need to be on their guard.</p>

Why it’s time to stand by your workplace pension

<p>The coronavirus lockdown is forcing millions of us to reduce our spending and economise. But one thing you shouldn&rsquo;t cut back on, if possible, is contributing to your workplace pension. Here&rsquo;s why.</p>

The Lemonade Principle: making good use of your lockdown time

<p>&lsquo;Grandma, what did you do in the coronavirus lockdown?&rsquo; &lsquo;That&rsquo;s when I started the family business.&rsquo; Yes, we have to stay at home &ndash; but that&rsquo;s no reason to be bitter. Sweeten your lockdown experience by taking some decisive financial action at last.</p>