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Pensions, savings and investments

Fixed-term savings rates show a fall

Interest rates on fixed savings accounts declined over the past month, new figures have revealed.

Older taxpayers often paying the wrong amounts

Well over one million pensioners have overpaid their tax, official figures have revealed.

Put retirement age up to 70, argue employers

A leading employers’ group, the Institute of Directors (IoD), has called for a radical overhaul and simplification of the pensions system.

Proposed EU rules could hit pension funds

A draft directive drawn up by the EU could curtail the range of investments available to pension fund managers, it has been claimed.

Inheritance tax payments see significant fall

The decline in house prices has had a dramatic impact on the level of inheritance tax that is being paid.

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