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George Houston: Financial planning for the ‘what if’ situation

I started training for a marathon recently. It will be my third. And my last (yes, I did say that last time too). Training to...

Autumn Budget 2017: Lifetime allowance increase confirmed

Budget papers have confirmed the lifetime allowance (LTA) for pensions will increase to £1,030,000 for the tax year 2018/19.

Fiona Tait: What MPs need to know about pension freedoms

There were some very good points made in the recent work and pensions committee’s evidence session which, if translated into action, could make a...

Baby boomers urged to update providers on later retirement or risk missing ‘years of...

More than half of baby boomers who have changed their planned retirement date have failed to inform their pension provider, which could...

Are DB transfers fundamentally changing how clients find advisers?

One of the first hints of a changing wind in client procurement came from Prudential's 2017 Adviser Barometer report, which pointed to some surprising changes...

Steve Cameron: Lack of DB transfer clarity still worrying advisers

The attraction of pension freedom, coupled with rocketing transfer values and growing concern over the adequacy of defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, is fuelling...

Jason Hollands: Five areas to watch in the Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond goes into tomorrow's Budget with an unenviable hand. The government has a wafer-thin majority in parliament and has been...

Obsession with homeownership ‘crowding out’ pensions

Policy pushes and the public's desire to own a home is resulting in a 15% reduced private pension income at retirement, research has suggested.

Pension rule stability unlikely as govt seeks to curb costs – Gregg McClymont

Government changes to retirement rules will not stop anytime soon as pension provision and tax relief continue to take up an increasing share of...

‘Ageing Better’ report ‘alarming’ on later-life employment – PLSA

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has described as "alarming" new research from the Centre for Ageing Better on...

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