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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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Pension Tax Payouts

Could using a pension reduce higher rate tax payments?

At the beginning of March Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his Budget. His aim: to chart a course out of the economic damage wrought by the pandemic. A year earlier he had said he would do “whatever it takes” to protect jobs and businesses. Twelve months on, with Government borrowing breaking all records, it is clear …

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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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