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New Year resolutions for pension investors

After seismic changes to the pension’s landscape, 2015 looks like being another year of upheaval. Tom McPhail from Hargreaves Lansdown highlights the main issues he thinks investors should look out for.

Article by: | Published: 14 December 2015

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What are HRDs having to consider in light of latest pension tax changes?

The Chancellor announced yet another round of changes to pensions tax relief in the Summer Budget. While billed as a ‘high earners’ issue, these have implications for a much broader audience than we’d typically regard as ‘high earners’. So what are these changes and how will they impact your staff?

Article by: | Published: 10 December 2015

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Five ways to cut your capital gains tax bill

Capital Gains: the good news/bad news tax. Good news … you’ve made money. Bad news… well, it’s a tax. Carol Cheesman of Cheesmans Accountants suggests ways you can reduce your Capital Gains Tax (CGT):

Article by: | Published: 16 November 2015

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Things you need to know about pensions

Future pensioners will be asked to pay five years extra National Insurance contributions, get a state pension that is less than they could earn under the current system and be forced to work longer before they can draw it. By author John Macnicol whose book Neoliberalising Old Age is published by Cambridge University Press.

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2015

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Is the advice gap getting smaller?

The pension reforms may have given people greater power over how they manage their investments and savings but who, if anyone, do they turn to for advice? And while nearly sixty per cent (59.4 percent*) of UK employees are part of a workplace pension scheme, what further support are companies providing to ensure their employees are educated enough to make future financial decisions?

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2015

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Is the financial advice gap getting smaller?

The pension reforms may have given people greater power over how they manage their investments and savings but who, if anyone, do they turn to for advice? Article from Wealth Wizards.

Article by: | Published: 9 November 2015

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Pension top up scheme explained

On Monday 12th October the government launches its state pension top up scheme, known as ‘Class 3A National Insurance contributions’. By Hargreaves Lansdown comment: Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy.

Article by: | Published: 12 October 2015

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Corbynomics – a path to penury?

As Jeremy Corbyn makes a predictably controversial start to his tenure as Labour leader, the Centre for Policies takes a cold hard look at the economic realities of Corbynomics and what it could mean for the UK economy

Article by: | Published: 14 September 2015