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Raise interest rates to protect savings, Bank urged

A campaign group has written to the Bank of England calling on its rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee to raise the cost of borrowing.

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Saving is a struggle for many

One in three households in the UK do not have enough money set aside to deal with emergencies, a new survey has revealed.

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Pension tax and share schemes to be simplified

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has announced that it is next to direct its attention to pensioners’ tax and share schemes.

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New compulsory pension plans will harm small firms

Plans to introduce auto-enrolment pension schemes in 2012 will hamper the ability of smaller employers to run their businesses, it has been claimed.

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Pension savings remain inadequate

Almost a half of people are not setting sufficient sums aside for their retirements.

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Squeeze on retirement incomes jeopardises inheritances

Increasing numbers of people who are about to retire doubt whether they will be in a position to leave a legacy to their families.

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A quarter of employers looking to freeze pay

One in four employers are planning to offer no wage rises this year, a new study has revealed. Others have changes to their pension arrangements in the pipeline.

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Inflation hike puts further pressures on savers

The latest rise in inflation means that ever more savers will be struggling to retrieve a return on their money.

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Bank card fraud tops worry list

Concerns over banking fraud and identity theft head the list of major security anxieties of Britons.

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