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Category Archives:Pension

BOO-st your tax planning this Halloween

When it comes to tax planning, timing is everything. Read More

18-year-olds to be included in auto-enrolment expansion

A recently approved Bill proposing an extension to the auto-enrolment (AE) scheme will facilitate “earlier and increased savings” for millions of young people across the UK.

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How will the changes in the Spring Budget affect pensions?

During the 2023 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced changes to pensions, which may alter the way you save for retirement.

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First cost of living payment received by millions

Payments to support those struggling with the cost of living are starting to be paid into eight million people’s accounts from today. Read More

Chancellor to lay out plans in October Budget and Spending Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the Government will be pumping extra billions into the economy when he sets out details of the Budget and Spending Review on October 27.

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Pension savers hit hard by lifetime allowance taxation

Pension savers have been hit hard by tax charges, according to the latest Government figures.

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Workplace pension re-enrolment – how does it work?

Almost all workers should now be enrolled into a workplace pension under the Automatic Enrolment scheme. But as the employer, your legal duties do not end there. Read More

Gender pay gap – what does this mean for pensions?

Research suggests that the average woman in her twenties today will retire with £100,000 less in her pension than her male peers.

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ICAEW “questions” pension tax relief proposals

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has raised concerns over proposals to alter the level of tax relief on pensions contributions for low-earners, arguing that any changes could burden businesses. Read More

Automatic enrolment easements to be lifted from January, regulator reveals

Pension flexibilities afforded to employers throughout the coronavirus pandemic will be removed from 01 January 2021, it has been revealed. Read More

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