Up to 30,000 people who are set to turn 65 over the next 12 months could be forced to claim unemployment benefit for two years as a result of changes being applied to the age at which someone qualifies for the statutory pension, it has been claimed.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
TRYING to instigate a discussion that might acknowledge our looming pensions’ crisis brings to mind those myriad sandwich-board men who warned us all with unshakeable certainty that “The End Is Nigh” — we all know he will be right eventually but we’re not that bothered about the grim prospect to do anything about it just yet. Make us good Lord, but not just yet.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
The body that represents the largest corporate pension funds and pension investment managers has said the value of savings held in pension schemes is now higher than before the crash, despite the Government extracting an estimated €2.5bn in levies over the last four years.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
Any change to the marginal rate tax relief in next month’s budget would be hugely detrimental to attempts to encourage people to save for retirement as it would introduce a disincentive to save, according to one leading body.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
THE prospect of the state pension not being cut as part of the upcoming budget has been welcomed by the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) but the organisation has expressed concern over the long-term health of occupational pension schemes.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2009