Women losing out in pensions

Almost half of women over 40 who live with a partner have no independent pension, research out today by Prudential reveals. Fifty-six per cent of couples of the same age have not worked out how much money they will need to live once they have retired, the study found. Prudential warns they “could be sleepwalking into poverty” just because “British couples seem reluctant to discuss with each other the finances that will support them in later life.”