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Message 1273231 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 10:18:52 UTC
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If anyone in the UK has their State Pension paid into a Santander A/C you will receive a letter from DWP saying it will now be paid into your new A/C. Don't panic, you will get your pension as normal! All that has happened is that Santander have changed the way that DWP credit the pensions to their accounts. DWP are inundated with queries and say their letter is a bit misleading.

Quite happy to have this moved somewhere else, Politics seemed a bit of a heavy area for it.

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Message 1273247 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 11:02:20 UTC

It fits just fine in the café Chris:)
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Message 1273259 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 11:46:32 UTC

Typical of Santander to be different ...

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Message 1273288 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 13:16:06 UTC

By the time i get anywhere near that age we'll probably be lucky to get one at all.
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Message 1273294 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 13:49:58 UTC
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Mine start in November. Lucky for me there are two, not counting Mari’s when she gets hers.

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Message 1273296 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 13:55:38 UTC - in response to Message 1273288.

By the time i get anywhere near that age we'll probably be lucky to get one at all.


I'm never going to reach pension age - they keep raising it & raising it. Really can't imagine working until I am 68!
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Message 1273308 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 14:28:47 UTC - in response to Message 1273296.

By the time i get anywhere near that age we'll probably be lucky to get one at all.


I'm never going to reach pension age - they keep raising it & raising it. Really can't imagine working until I am 68!

Yeah, they're threatening to do that to people here too, raising the age again(from 67 to 70 for Me) and taking away for those under 55 who've paid in(Voucher instead of Medicare, more expensive), crazy, just crazy...
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Message 1273322 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 15:21:39 UTC

Really can't imagine working until I am 68!

I did until 66!!! You get bored very quickly as an early retiree in your late 50's, so I went back for a second career. I didn't think there would be many here that it would directly affect, but I didn't want peoples parents or grandparents getting really worried for no good reason.

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Message 1273408 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 17:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 1273296.

By the time i get anywhere near that age we'll probably be lucky to get one at all.


I'm never going to reach pension age - they keep raising it & raising it. Really can't imagine working until I am 68!



Same over here, it went from 65 to 67...
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Message 1273411 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 17:40:57 UTC

I can understand their reasoning for it, we're all living longer, why shouldn't we work longer. But i can also understand how it must annoy people getting close to that age.

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Message 1273422 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 17:52:44 UTC

My grandfather was 76 when he stopped working, now he's 80 and he still flies his plane! Hope I become old like he does...
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Message 1273437 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 18:12:19 UTC

My dad is 99 this year and still plays table tennis!!

Hope I become old like he does...

So do I, and I hope you do too!



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Message 1273600 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 3:59:06 UTC

I'll work as long as my health allows.
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Message 1273609 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 5:15:01 UTC

I think Blurf has it - there is very little sense in planning to retire at a given age as many things can get in the way of such plans, health is one of those things, I know octogenarians who are in far better physical and mental states than some of those in their thirtes I know. Is there something to be said for taking a mid life break, then going back to work?
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Message 1273640 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 7:58:46 UTC

I depends on different factors rob.

When i retire with 67 i´ve worked for 45 years.
Enough i´d imagine.

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Message 1273656 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 9:36:58 UTC

Is there something to be said for taking a mid life break, then going back to work?
Yes I think there is, although in my case it wasn't really through choice. With peoples first career they have to go to work to pay the mortgage and bring up the family. With a pension from the first career earned, the second one is through choice which you don't always have to do.

It's a nice feeling thinking I can chuck this in tomorrow if I get fed up with it. It's a lot more relaxing second time round.

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Message 1273666 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 10:43:42 UTC - in response to Message 1273600.

I'll work as long as my health allows.


Same here.
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Message 1275885 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 18:26:39 UTC - in response to Message 1273666.

I'll work as long as my health allows.


Same here.


Mine gave out in 03...Boring!
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Message 1275890 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 18:40:37 UTC - in response to Message 1273600.

I’m with you; soon as I am better it’s back to school for me, then who knows. I hate sitting around, and the moment I am able too I am so out there. LSM and I have spoken at length about this and she agrees that as long as I don’t go overboard she will be on my side.

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Message 1276030 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 1:18:01 UTC

As Chris says, a living income (pension for clatity) gives a relaxing feeling when taking a second career or developing an SME business.
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