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17 August 2021 last updated
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Annuity rates can change quickly with rises and falls in gilt yields. Economic developments from around the world drives gilt yields so keep up to date with the latest UK annuity rates news for the latest stories that will impact on your pension fund and income at retirement.
Gilt yields rise as Fed signals tapering  
Gilt yields increase as Federal Reserve signals tapering to start in 2021
Federal Reserve signals it may start tapering later this year sending the 15-year gilt yields up 6 basis points and annuities may begin to rise.
Pension income recovers  
Pension income recovers to levels seen before start of the lockdown
Pension income recovers to similar levels before the covid pandemic rising 33.2% since October 2020 as economic performance improves.
Gilt yields fall with spread of US coronavirus  
Gilt yields fall as investors seek safe havens with spread of Delta variant
15-year gilt yields reduce 21 basis points to 0.86% with rapid spread of the Delta variant coronavirus in the US which could impact the economy.
Other annuity news
Annuity rates are highest for two years despite lower 15-year gilt yields
Standard annuity rates have been increased by 0.98% from providers for the month of June and are at the highest level for two years.
Retirement income recovers 30pc as UK eases lockdown measures
Income at retirement is up 30.5% as the UK eases lockdown with a recovery in equity markets and higher gilt yields due to inflation fears.
Pension annuities and gilt yields rise as US economy registers high inflation
Providers increase annuities by 0.51% as investors sell gilts after the US economy registers the biggest rise in inflation since 2008.
Cash annuity up to 14pc more income than pensions at retirement
Using cash to buy a purchased life annuity produces up to 14% more gross income than a pension annuity and generous tax advantages.
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  70 £5,831  
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  65 £4,581  
  70 £5,274  
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