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Category Archives:Pensions

A guide to National Insurance and State Pension eligibility

Introduced in 2016, the new State Pension is a payment based on your National Insurance record when you get to State Pension age.

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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

Employers should continue to meet automatic enrolment obligations despite coronavirus disruption, says TPR

Employers should continue to enrol, re-enrol and contribute towards workers’ pensions whether they are furloughed or not, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed. Read More

COVID-19: Government to cover employer NICs and pension contributions of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that it will cover employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and pension contributions of furloughed workers. Read More

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