This year’s budget was all about pensions and childcare, but as with any fiscal announcement, the less cheerful news was buried. Here’s what you might have missed.
The chancellor dangled some back-to-work carrots for pension savers and parents, but the stick is imminent. Increases in the state pension age are likely to be brought forward, forcing millions to push back on their pension schemes. It may only be a matter of weeks before we hear an announcement. In addition to having to wait longer for your state pension, you may also have to wait longer to access your private pension savings. It will make it harder for people to stop working early.
● Was it right to raise the annual pension benefit?
The government assesses