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Fiona Hanrahan: Seven common pension tax year-end mistakes

Fiona Hanrahan looks at the tax year-end implications for pensions and explains how to maximise relief using carry forward

Bob Champion: Three retirees walk into an adviser’s office…

Retirement income is definitely not all about pensions, writes Bob Champion. Here he explores three very different client scenarios with equity release in mind

Five to ten years ‘reasonable’ for pension coronavirus recovery

Savers with less than a decade to go until retirement have a reasonable timeframe ahead for their pension to recover from the market instability caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus, according to Unbiased.

Andrew Tully: Tapered annual allowance change is ‘sticking plaster solution’

Andrew Tully explains the Chancellor's tapered annual allowance changes and asks if the solution is just papering over the cracks

Budget 2020: Chancellor ups tapered annual allowance by £90k

The tapered annual allowance has been 'significantly increased' by Chancellor Rishi Sunak after it left senior NHS staff with hefty pension-related tax bills due to working extra shifts.
Making it work: Getting the most out of pensions freedom

David Simpson: Using technology to fully unlock pensions freedom

Five years on from the introduction of pension freedoms there's still much more the industry can do to fulfil the promises of the legislation and meet the evolving needs of tomorrow's retirees, writes David Simpson

Bob Champion: Mapping the course to financial wellbeing

Bob Champion shares his views on Maps' strategy for financial wellbeing and encourages the financial services profession to help them chart the course for the following decade

Emma Byron: Are mortality calculators TMI?

Emma Byron explores why longevity calculators can provoke unexpected behaviour as people are confronted with their own mortality. Here she warns against providing educational tools from an industry ivory tower

RP case studies: Gold investing through SIPPs explained

In the latest RP case study, Dentons' Stephen McPhillips outlines how to invest in investment-grade gold bullion via a SIPP

Lisa Webster: 2020 the year of the pathway

When thinking about the imminent arrival of drawdown investment pathways Lisa Webster says the old adage “square peg and round hole” springs to mind. Here she discusses how advisers will deal with the new requirements
 

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