Pensions


Will 'peak pension freedoms season' return after pandemic-induced withdrawals slump in 2020

Until 2020, the beginning of a new tax year has traditionally been peak pension withdrawal season, with UK savers taking advantage of a fresh set...

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 13:46


How scrapping higher-rate pensions tax relief would hit middle Britain, including NHS workers

Given the black hole the coronavirus pandemic has blown in the Treasury’s finances, it is no surprise pension tax relief is now firmly in the...

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 09:05


Is a Lifetime ISA a good alternative to a pension?

Getting the biggest bang for your retirement buck will be one of the key considerations for people choosing where to invest their hard-earned savings.

For...

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 14:06


Budget 2021 - Furlough extension, stealth taxes and a new NS&I Green Bond

The chancellor has continually promised to do “whatever it takes” to support businesses and workers through lockdown so it’s come as no surprise that both...

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:18


What does the March Budget hold in store?

The tussle between economic stagnation and combustion leaves the Chancellor performing a high wire tight rope act in next week’s Budget. On one side lies...

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 17:05


How to avoid a 90% annual allowance cut if you need to access your pension

Even before Covid-19 hit, the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) felt like an unfair punishment for savers whose only crime was accessing taxable income from...

Mon, 20/07/2020 - 17:02


Stamp duty sugar rush for the housing market

Today’s statement was always likely to focus on ‘good’ news items designed to stir the UK economy from its economic slumber. We got that in...

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 14:56


Five top tax tips for savvy pension savers

With the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic dominating the agenda and hitting investors in the pocket, it has never been more important to make...

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 10:12


UK workers prepared to pay extra 4% income tax to fund £300bn pandemic bill

Battling back from Covid-19 is going to be a long hard journey. As the UK Government eases lockdown restrictions and state support for the economy...

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 17:05


1.7 million younger savers vulnerable to ‘early access’ pension scams during Coronavirus crisis

The UK National Cyber Security Centre have warned Coronavirus is the “top lure” currently being used by online criminals. One in 8 (16%) of people...

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 13:49


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