Trade unions have rejected claims chancellor Gordon Brown's tax changes are to blame for the decline in occupational pensions.
The Trades Union Congress says neither employers nor opposition parties should be allowed to get away with blaming Brown. It points out that when the tax rules changed, schemes were generally in surplus...
UK inflation unexpectedly rose to 2.7% in August, beating analysts' expectations of a drop to 2.4% from 2.5% the previous month.
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) helped 187,000 people in 2017/18, a 9% fall on the previous year despite setting up special helplines for specific scheme members.
The Liberal Democrat party has passed a motion pledging to cap tax-free lump sums under Freedom of Choice at £40,000 if elected into government.