Can you afford the pension you want? This is the Money podcast

The cost of a comfortable retirement has skyrocketed in the past year – but what does it take to get one and will you achieve it?

As the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association updates its annual overview of how much income people need for a minimum, moderate or comfortable retirement, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at what it all means for you.

If a comfortable pension costs a couple €59,000 per year and a modest pension costs €43,000, what pension do you have? And are important things left out of the costs?

Opinion poll

Is your pension on track for a comfortable retirement?

The team looks at the cost of retirement, why it may not be as expensive as it first seems, how to invest for retirement and what kind of backup the state pension will provide.

And why our actual top rate of income tax is 60 per cent – ​​and it’s not the highest earners who will be hit with their next pay rise – and is there any hope that Jeremy Hunt will be the Chancellor to finally do something about it?

A plea for not just reducing stamp duty, but abolishing it altogether.

And an interview with a modern business legend. Simon speaks to easyJet and easyGroup founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ionnou about how he started and built the airline, and his Young Entrepreneur awards.

The PLSA costs of different types of pension: will you get the pension you want?

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