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MPs to take more evidence on early state pension access

The Work and Pensions committee has called for more evidence to explore its proposal of early state pension access for women born in the 1950s. The committee called on the Government to look into early access as an option for women affected by the rapid escalation of the state pension age put into place by […]

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Now: Pensions to top-up pots of savers missing out on tax relief

  Auto-enrolment scheme Now: Pensions is to top-up up savings of its non-taxpaying customers who are missing out on tax relief because of an administrative quirk. The provider – like most occupational and trust-based schemes – uses a net pay model of distributing tax relief on pension contributions. However, because the starting rate of income […]

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Which Budget levers can Osborne pull after pension tax rethink?

Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to ditch a radical overhaul of pension taxation at the Budget could see him pursue alternative “nuclear” reform options to raise cash, experts warn. Since July, the Treasury has been consulting on a move to either a flat rate of tax relief or a more dramatic change to tax pension contributions […]

Royal London on MM awards, FAMR and where the Lifetime Isa falls short

In this video interview, Royal London sets out why it is backing the Money Marketing Awards, its position on the Financial Advice Market Review and its concerns about how the Lifetime Isa interacts with auto-enrolment. Chief executive of Royal London intermediary Isobel Langton welcomes the commitment from policymakers to make advice both more affordable and […]

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