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Tax Relief On Pensions

Can I get tax relief on pension contributions?

If you’re paying into a pension scheme, you can get tax relief on your contributions, with money that would otherwise be paid in tax going into your pension pot instead. That can make a big difference when you’re saving for the future, and working to achieve the kind of lifestyle you want in retirement. The …

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Where Are Your Pensions

Do you know where your old pensions are?

It’s worryingly easy to lose track of old pensions, many of which will be worth considerable sums of money and could make a big difference to your retirement. But the fact is, a huge number of people are losing touch with these pots of cash as time passes. For example, many people will know that …

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Should I Consolidate My Pensions

Should I Consolidate My Pensions?

If, like many people, you’ve had several jobs throughout your working life, you’ll have picked up multiple workplace pensions. But these can be hard to keep track of, both in terms of how much you’re paying for them and how well they’re doing, so you might be thinking of consolidating your pensions into just one …

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Equity Release

Is Equity Release a Good Idea?

Early last month, City AM had a dramatic headline: ‘Cash-strapped homeowners turn their properties into personal cash machines.’ They reported that equity release was ‘booming’, with homeowners releasing a total of £4.8bn from their homes in 2021. Ten years previously, the amount released was just £790m with only two years out of the ten – …

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Pension Age Rise

Minimum age for pensions freedoms rises to 57

The government has confirmed that the minimum age for drawing a personal pension is to rise to 57 in 2028. Savers who pay into a personal pension either directly or through their workplace can currently access their money at 55. However, the government plans to raise the age as a result of increased life expectancy. …

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