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Ministers say government action alone cannot bridge the gender pension gap
People ‘must save’ to tackle gender pension gap

Women must save more for their retirement if the gender gap in pension provision is to be addressed, ministers have warned today. The government has pledged to tackle the fact that just 30 per cent of women currently retire on a full state pension, compared to 85 per cent of men. But women’s minister Meg… Read more »

Spending watchdog says government must widen efforts to tackle pensioner poverty
Pension credit ‘not the only way’ to tackle poverty

The government’s determination to roll out pension credits has been at the expense of other measures that could better tackle pensioner poverty, a new report warns. Research by the National Audit Office (NAO) finds while increasing take-up of pensions credit by ten per cent would lift up to 107,000 people out of poverty, doing the… Read more »