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17 May 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.
Retirement income recovers  
Retirement income recovers 30pc as UK eases lockdown measures
Income at retirement has increased 30.5% as the UK eases lockdown measures with a recovery in equity markets and higher gilt yields due to inflation fears.
Yields bounce back with US economic recovery  
Gilt yields rise as GDP figures show US economy first quarter recovery
The 15-year gilt yields bounce back during the month to end at 1.19% as US gross domestic product recovers to levels before the covid pandemic.
Enhanced annuity rates up  
Enhanced annuity rates up over 6pc as providers adjust for higher yields
Providers increase enhanced annuity rates by 6.11% as rates catch up to gilt yields that were higher by a record 60 basis points the previous month.
Other annuity news
Pension annuities rise 3.2pc as investors sell gilts and bonds
Pension annuities rise by 3.2% responding to 15- year gilt yields currently at 1.21% as investors sell gilt and bonds fearing higher inflation.
Gilt yields rise record amount of 60 basis points on inflation fears
The 15-year gilt yields increased by a record 60 basis points in February to 1.14% as investors fear inflation rise as countries exit lockdown rules.
Annuities set to rise 3pc as yields boosted by higher inflation forecast
Annuities are set to rise over 3pc after gilt yields gain 35 basis points as investors sell safe-haven bonds expecting a rise in future inflation.
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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