iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for State Pension

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

State Pension

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 December 2013

Need advice about your state pension? In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced a further increase in state pension age and an opportunity for some people to boost their additional state pension. To ask about the changes or your entitlement call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

Earlier this year Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced plans for a flat-rate pension which will affect people who reach state pension age from 6 April 2016. The provisions are currently progressing through parliament in the Pensions Bill and should receive Royal Assent next year.

If you want to find out about building up, delaying or claiming a state pension you can ask our team how it works.

Or perhaps you have a question about pension credit or other financial assistance. Age UK say that around £5.5 billion in Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit remains unclaimed each year.

Whatever your question, presenter Paul Lewis will be waiting for your call. Joining Paul will be:

Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service.

Malcolm McLean, Pensions Consultant, Barnett Waddingham.

Sally West, Strategy Adviser, Income and Poverty, Age UK.

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producers: Diane Richardson and Sally Abrahams.

Broadcasts

Podcast

  1. Image for Money Box

    Money Box

    News of savings and investments, credit cards and loans, pensions, banking, benefits and giving to…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss