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Here's Retirement Planner's round-up of the latest pensions stories.

Pensions Bill passes third reading The Pensions Bill which raises the state pension age (SPA) to 66 by 2020 has passed its third reading in the House of Commons with 287 votes to 242. The bill includes plans to introduce auto-enrolment from 2012 and cut pensions for judges. This reading of the bill included the government's compromise amendment which delayed the raising of the SPA by six months compared to its original plan. To read more click HERE   SHIP results reflect surge in equity release demand Equity release advances increased by 12% in Q3 for Safe Home Income Pla...

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