The average annual pension withdrawal rate jumped more than one percentage point between 2016/17 and 2017/18, according to the latest data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The regulator's retirement income data bulletin said the average withdrawal rate from drawdown or UFPLS (uncrystallised funds pension lump sum) pots - where a regular payment is set up - rose from 4.7%...
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Scottish higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from more pensions tax relief than workers on the same salary anywhere else in the UK as income tax bands continue to diverge.
Schemes risk breaking the law and being forced to wind up as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns some may be master trusts but do not know so.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.