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Class of 2017: More than a third of retirees using retirement income to help dependants

More than a third of those planning to retire this year are helping out their families financially, to the tune of nearly £260 a month on average

Jobs for the boys myth limits apprentice opportunities

Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces

School leavers believe apprenticeships are ‘male dominated’

Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships

Advisers look to law firms as demand for inheritance tax advice booms

Nearly seven out of 10 financial advisers expect demand for inheritance tax planning to grow over the next year

Till debt do us part: divorce knocks more than £3,000 a year off expected retirement incomes

Expected annual income for divorcees is £16,300 compared to £19,400 for those who have never been divorced

Pension freedoms ‘enable better retirement planning’

But advisers warn too many savers are still relying on property wealth and inheritance to bail them out

Legacy worries from the bank of mum and dad

Parents want to control how the cash they bequeath is spent by their children

Brexit uncertainty impacts retirement planning

More than one in four planning to retire this year fear that Brexit will have a negative long-term impact on their retirement finances

Class of 2017: One in Five People Retiring this Year Could be at Risk of Unnecessary Tax Bills

Our study that found that 19 percent of people retiring this year with a pension could incur tax bills by withdrawing more than the tax-free lump sum allowance.

Many happy returns as ISA celebrates its 18th birthday

The Individual Savings Account (ISA) marks its 18th birthday this April, with one in four adults now investing in an ISA – twice as many as when it launched

‘Confused’ pension savers plead for no more changes

Two years after launch, two out of three over-55s are finding the pension freedoms’ rules confusing and three out of four want no more changes

Brexit presents advisers with ‘biggest investment planning challenge’

Advisers warn Brexit implications are the key issue for five-year investment returns

The pound in your pocket is changing

The £1 pound coin first introduced 34 years ago in 1983 is worth £3.10 in today’s money, as new 12-Sided coin is launched.

One in seven will retire with no pension this year

One in seven people (14 per cent) plan to retire this year with no private or company pension

Prudential’s independent governance committee reports increased value for money for members in 2016

Successful removal of all initial charges across Prudential’s workplace pensions

Communication breakdown on Scottish apprentice options leads to missed opportunities

Half of Scottish school leavers know little about apprenticeships on offer and two out of three are not aware of firms which offer this option

Communication breakdown on apprentice options leads to missed opportunities

Nearly half of school leavers know little about apprenticeships and six out of 10 are not aware of which employers offer this option

Retiring in the city? You'll need an average of £21,000 a year, say the locals

People in Plymouth, Newcastle and Manchester are the most confident that they are saving enough for a comfortable retirement

Prudential continues to deliver strong returns for with-profits customers

Prudential has announced that it has added an estimated £2 billion to with-profits policy values in 2016, highlighting the returns available.

Retirement debt on the rise again

A quarter of those planning to retire this year expect to do so in debt, owing an average of £24,300

Retirees living for the city

More than half of urban dwellers plan to stay in their home city when they retire.

Savers increase interest in cash account alternatives

Nearly two out of three advisers report rise in demand for alternatives to traditional cash saving accounts

Retirement incomes hit post-financial crisis high

Prudential releases the initial findings from the tenth year of its Class of… research

Demand for smoothed Multi-Asset investments ‘set to grow’

Over two thirds of advisers are forecasting the demand for smoothed multi-asset investments to grow over the next two years.

Tapered annual allowance confuses advisers

Understanding the tapered annual allowance for pensions is one of the biggest regulatory-driven challenges facing financial advisers.

Cost of living squeeze hitting pension saving in the UK's biggest cities

Nearly half of retirement savers in the UK’s biggest cities blame the cost of living for not being able to save more

Prudential commissions new independent consumer guide to pensions freedoms

Newly updated easy-to-read guide to help people better understand their retirement options

Mind the generation gap in retirement saving – younger workers urged

More than half of under 30s make the minimum required contribution or have no pension savings at all

Couples confess millions of pounds worth of money secrets

Just over one in six admit their partner does not know how much they earn

Prudential lifts suspension on its single-asset property funds

With effect from noon on 4 November 2016, Prudential will lift the temporary suspension on trading in its single-asset unit-linked property funds

Members of generation debt face threat to retirement dreams

Nearly a quarter of under-40s can’t afford to save for a pension

New guidelines published for businesses to reduce primary education ‘blind spot’

Prudential UK, Business in the Community (BITC), and the CBI have collaborated to produce new guidelines for businesses

Prudential UK & Europe appoints CEO insurance

Prudential UK & Europe has today announced the appointment of Clare Bousfield to the role of CEO Insurance, subject to regulatory approval.

For younger workers it might be time for a retirement reality check

Average target retirement age for UK workers is before their 62nd birthday

Retirement provider first as Prudential introduces service for deaf British sign language users

Prudential has become the first retirement product provider in the UK to introduce a web-based video relay service (VRS) for customers.

Couples put retirement plans at risk by failing to talk

Fewer than one in three people over 40 have ensured that if they die their partner will still have a retirement income

Parents split on graduate career success

Over half of parents disagree that a university education beats an apprenticeship for achieving faster career success.

Pensioners reject the champagne lifestyle as just one in 10 overspend in first year of retirement

Despite new freedoms to access pension pots, one in three new pensioners don’t plan to make any extravagant purchases in first year of retirement

Prudential launches new Retirement Account

Prudential is to launch a brand new and innovative Retirement Account on 26 September 2016

Self-employment booms among women – but at what cost to their retirement plans?

Number of self-employed women hits all-time high of over 1.5 million

Prudential launches Knowledge TV for advisers

Enhanced adviser support offers CPD certified ‘box sets’

Best place to retire? Dorset is top of the pops!

Dorset revealed as the most attractive county for pensioners to retire to

'Brexit boom' predicted for advisers

Over half (53 per cent) of advisers expect an increase in financial planning advice following the Leave vote

Prudential ClientFinder boosts business growth for advisers

ClientFinder helps advisers to target specific client profiles in their area

Tax takes a 30 per cent slice of pensioners’ income

Average retired household paid out £7,000 or nearly 30 per cent of its income in tax during 2014-15 tax year

Kids ‘work harder for exams’ than we did

Over two-thirds of parents say their children work harder studying for exams than they did

Prudential PLC 2016 Half Year Results

Group IFRS operating profit of £2,059 million, up 6 per cent1 (up 9 per cent2)

Women Retirement Income Hits a Record High

Women planning to retire this year expect to have the highest annual retirement income on record

Prudential commissions independent guides to help meet adviser due diligence requirements

Due diligence: onus shouldn’t rest with advisers alone

Advisers Doubt Robo-Advice Will Close The Advice Gap

Financial advisers doubt that robo-advice will be a credible means of tackling the UK’s advice gap, exclusive independent research shows.

Half Of Pensioners Rely On Benefits, Perks And Discounts To Maintain Their Quality Of Life

Average annual pensioner benefits and concessions worth £17,500

Pension Freedoms 'Driving Inheritance Tax Advice Boom'

Nearly two out of three advisers say clients are changing their retirement plans to benefit from the recent abolition of death tax on selected DC schemes

UK Workers Catch The Pension Saving Bug Again

Total annual pension contributions by UK workers have increased by nearly a fifth since 2010

Property Sector Fund Suspensions Lead Prudential To Suspend Transactions In Its Single-Asset Property Funds

Property sector fund suspensions have led Prudential to temporarily suspend investments into and withdrawals from its single-asset unit-linked property funds

Welcome To The World Of Work - You'll Be A Millionaire By The Time You're 46

The average worker starting work aged 18 in 2016 will earn their first million just after their 46th birthday

Automatic Success - Half Of New Pension Savers Can Go Up A Gear

Two in five new auto-enrolment savers say workplace pensions have encouraged them to plan better for retirement

Prudential Gives Advisers Free Access To Independent Analysis Of Its With-Profits Fund

Prudential has given advisers valuable, free access to independent analysis of it’s With-Profits Fund, undertaken by AKG.

Adviser Numbers To Drop As Focus On New Business Shifts

Over half (51%) of advisers expect the total number of advisers to fall by 5% or more during 2016

One In Seven To Retire Without a Pension This Year

The new flat-rate State Pension is £27.33 a week below the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s minimum income standard for a single pensioner

Regrets? They’ve Got a few – But Pensioners Are Happy In Retirement

More than nine out of ten recently retired pensioners are enjoying their retirement

Pension Freedoms One Year On – The Class Of 2016 Are Positive But Cautious

Pension freedoms have made 34 per cent of those retiring this year feel more positive about their retirement

Low Returns Drive Cash ISA Transfers

Cash ISAs deliver average annual returns of 1.86 per cent since 2011

The Early Retirement Dream Lives on for the Class of 2016

Nearly six in 10 planning to retire this year are doing so early

Prudential Launches Charitable Partnerships for RideLondon 2016

Prudential has today announced new initiatives with Greenhouse Sports, Teach First and the Invictus Games Foundation around the 2016 Prudential RideLondon

Apprenticeship Misconceptions Putting School Leavers Off

85 per cent of school leavers underestimate apprentice pay

Independent Governance Commitee says Prudential Makes Positive Strides In Embedding VFM Regime

Independent Governance Committee Report concludes that majority of members are getting value for money

'Buy-To-Let-To-Retire' is the New Downsizing

One in five over 55s are considering buying their ideal retirement home now and letting it out until they retire

Scots School Leavers 'Put Off' Apprenticeships Due To Widespread Misconceptions

One in 10 think apprenticeship programmes offer no recognised qualification

Prudential's With-Profits Customer Bonuses Total £2bn

10 year cumulative investment return of over 80 per cent

No Pension For Us Until We've Finished Our 'Pre-Tirement'

Fourth consecutive year in which more than half of planned retirees will consider working past their State Pension age

This Year's Retirees Owe £260 Million Less Than Last Year's

Prudential’s Class of 2016 retirement research shows the average retiree debt has dropped for the fourth year in a row to £18,800

Expected Retirement Incomes Rise For Third Year In A Row

Class of 2016 retirement research shows increase in average expected UK retirement income to £17,700 a year – a year-on-year increase of four per cent

PAC Board Update

Prudential Assurance Company appoints Paul Spencer as Non-Executive Chairman

Revealed - multi-million pound money secrets of UK couples

One in 10 confess to keeping a secret stash of savings and investments that their partner knows nothing about

Millions of Britain's self-employed are turning their backs on saving for a pension

Proportion of self-employed workers making personal pension contributions falls from one in three in 2001/02 to one in 10 in 2013/14

Prudential Launches Extracting Company Profits Tool

Free online tool for financial advisers and accountants

Mind the retirement expectation gap!

Today’s workers expect to retire well before they reach State Pension age

Prudential renews sponsorship of RideLondon

Prudential, the inaugural sponsor of RideLondon, has extended its sponsorship of the world's greatest festival of cycling for a further three years. up to and i

Family financial planning is the future, say advisers

Pension freedoms will increase demand from couples and families for financial planning

Let's talk about...anything but money

One in five couples aged 40+ have never discussed retirement planning

Accountant tie-ups 'open new markets to advisers'

Expansion into advising major firms and company directors would be boosted by accountant links

UK Inheritance Tax Bill Tops £3 Billion

The average bill for an estate paying inheritance tax is over £170,000 - an annual increase of 3 per cent

Pension Freedoms Boost For Family Fortunes

One in four couples plan to use new rules to leave an inheritance to families

Taxes are one of life's certainties - even for pensioners

Over - 65s pay 11 per cent of the UK’s income tax, with an average bill of £3,258

Accountancy tie-ups add up for advisers

Over a quarter of advisers (29 per cent) believe their work with accountants will increase significantly over the next two years

Prudential launches Dynamic Focused Portfolio range

New range designed to target different levels of risk and potential return for investors

Over-55s are planning more than three million future property deals

Only one in seven are planning a property deal as a direct result of pension freedoms

Prudential Apprentices Graduate

38 young people successfully 'graduate' as Prudential apprentices in 2015

Prudential and ICAEW Financial Services Faculty highlight opportunities for integrated advice.

Prudential plans UK-wide series of seminars starting in September

One in five return to work after reaching state pension age

Retired jobseekers want to keep mentally active as well as increasing their income in retirement.

Mind the generation gap! 45 to 55 year olds expect to retire on a fifth less than this year's retirees

The next generation of retirees expect to retire on around £14,000 a year compared with this year’s retirees who expect an income of £17,000

Prudential Assurance Company Limited Announcement

Prudential Assurance Company Limited (PAC) today announces that Clive Adamson has been appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Pensioner households pay enough tax to buy a brand new car each year

The amount of tax paid annually by the average retired household in the UK is enough to buy Britain’s cheapest brand new car every year.

More than one in seven set to retire in 2015 with no pension

One in six will retire in 2015 with expected income below the minimum income standard for a single pensioner.

Divorce can cost £2,100 a year in lost retirement income

Annual expected retirement income of £15,700 for divorcees compared with £17,800 for those who’ve never been divorced

Clients at risk from unregulated providers

Nearly two out of five advisers are concerned their clients could be targeted

Over a third of retirees provide financial support to family but many expect to leave inheritance

More than a third of people planning to retire this year provide financial support to family members

Pensions Freedom will boost advice opportunities

Two out of five advisers believe Pension Wise will drive enquiries

One in three retiring this year haven't heard of the Pension changes due on 6 April

Almost one in three people (32 per cent) intending to retire this year are unaware of the changes to pension rules taking effect from 6 April

‘Pre-tirement’ becomes the new norm as people continue to put off taking their pension

For a fifth consecutive year at least one in five retirees say they don’t feel ready to give up work yet

More than one million higher rate taxpayers missing out on £1 billion in tax relief

Almost one in four higher earners make no pension contributions

IFAs tip FTSE 100 to rally in 2015

Advisers predominately anticipate modest gains for the FTSE 100 in 2015

Expected Retirement Income Hits A Six-Year High

Prudential's 'Class of 2015' retirement research shows increase in average expected UK retirement income to £17,000 a year - eight per cent increase on 2014

Head of research appointed at Prudential Portfolio Management Group Ltd.

The Prudential Portfolio Management Group Limited (PPMG) has appointed David Shairp to its senior team in a newly created role as head of research.

Inheritance Plans of This Year’s Retirees Dented by Family Financial Support of £60,000

Only 28 per cent of those retiring this year think they will be able to afford to leave an inheritance

Prudential PLC – 2015 Full year results (PDF)

We have delivered a strong performance in 2015 and continue to grow across our key metrics.

Revealed - What's really on the bucket lists of Britain's over-55s?

Seeing the Northern Lights comes top of the post-55 bucket list

Pensioner Wellbeing

Devon tops the League Table of Pensioner Wellbeing

Senior appointments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group Ltd.

Prudential Portfolio Management Group Limited (PPMG) has appointed two new members to its senior management team.

Retirement Destinations

Want to know where you'll retire? Have a look at the job you're doing now and it will give you a clue.

Prudential confirms PruFund Expected Growth Rates

Funds under management increased by £1 billion in Q1 2015 to £12.6 billion

Rising Women's earnings shave nine months off the wait for their millionaire payday

A woman on average income will be over 69 years old before banking £1 million in total earnings

Prudential recruits 21 apprentices in Scotland

Leading insurer Prudential is set to welcome 21 new apprentices onto its apprenticeship programme in Scotland in 2015.

Prudential launches new Dynamic Growth Funds and lifestyling options for corporate pensions customers

Five new funds added to corporate pension fund range

Prudential PLC Full Year 2014 Results

Prudential Continues To Deliver Strong Growth In a Challenging Environment And Rebases Dividend Upwards

Prudential launches 2015 Apprentice Programme

£4.1 million investment in high quality, work-based training programme for young people

Women expect to retire on £4,800 a year less than men - but the pension gender gap is shrinking

Women retiring in 2015 expect a retirement income 25 per cent lower than men

Prudential UK appoints Lawrence Churchill CBE as inaugural Chair of new Independent Governance Committee

Prudential UK ("Prudential") has announced today the appointment of Lawrence Churchill CBE as the inaugural Chair of its new Independent Governance Committee

Prudential continues to deliver consistently strong with-profits returns for policyholders

Strong annualised post-tax returns for policyholders over the medium to long-term

One in five planning to retire this year will have debts

'Class of 2015' study shows those entering retirement with debts have an average of £21,800 outstanding

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