Pensions

Will pensions be targeted to fill the £20 billion NHS funding gap?

With the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warning the so-called ‘Brexit dividend’ doesn’t actually exist, the Government is facing questions over how it will...

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ISAs vs SIPPs: Which to choose

Most of us know that Stocks and Shares ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) are ideal wrappers for holding investments...

Finance Bill 2017: Key takeaways for savers and investors

With the Brexit negotiations taking centre stage and Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election throwing the usual business of Government into disarray,...

Will pension scams clampdown really protect savers and investors?

“Hello! I’m just calling about the accident you were involved in last week…”

Most of you have probably received a cold-call of this nature at...

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Crunching the numbers: How pensions and property square up for investors

Two years ago while skiing in France I got into an embarrassingly heated debate with three Norfolk farmers about the merits of property investing versus...

Natural yield versus total return

Which is the best way to maximise your retirement income?

The pension freedoms have cast renewed focus on retirement income strategies and how people make...

How to spot a scam

Savers now have greater flexibility over how they use their hard-earned pension pot than ever before. Once you reach age 55, you can spend or...

Pensions, death and taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So said Benjamin Franklin, the sixth President of the United States,...

Tax relief: The difference between pensions and ISAs

Stand aside pensionsISAs are the new kid in town. That seemed to be the conclusion of a report published by the...

Self-employed pensions: Making retirement work for you

The UK is in the midst of an entrepreneurial boom. The level of self-employment surged from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2015,...