Tag Archives: LTA

Labour vows to put the lid back on the pension pot.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…. NEW: Labour confirm they would reverse the decision to scrap the pensions lifetime allowance cap. They call it “the wrong priority, at the wrong time, for the … Continue reading

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A budget for pensions that are “victims of their own excess”

Today is budget day and by lunchtime we will know whether the strong rumors that the Lifetime Allowance and Annual Allowance will be adjusted upwards are true. We will also know if the less palatable options around increasing the minimum … Continue reading

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Right in principle – wrong in practice. Ros Altmann’s tax reforms need more work

  Ros Altmann is bang on the money when proposing we link healthcare and pensions in her most recent blog The big picture policy issue for the UK is how to afford a healthcare system that is free at the … Continue reading

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Beware the reasonable Ralfe

John Ralfe has written an article on the problems highly paid NHS staff are having staying members of the NHS Pension Scheme. He has a number of remedies for the Doctors, most involve Doctors being able to swap pension accrual … Continue reading

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Why I’m for “patient capital”

‘Patient capital’ plan could unlock pensions savings limits https://t.co/Du4qIqcSs3 via @FT — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) November 24, 2017   I missed the consultation on “patient capital” but I’m pleased that it’s resulted in a proposal was put forward by an … Continue reading

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AA and LTA – a small price for the rich to pay.

  The Telegraph have unearthed some research that suggests that the average extra tax paid by the pension super-rich is £46,332. HMRC’s figures show that the total amount of tax paid by people whose pension savings rise above the lifetime … Continue reading

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Taper tantrums

  Not my phrase – Jo Cumbo’s.  Read her brilliant article on the travails of our super-earners who struggle to cram enough money into their pensions. The annual allowance taper can see a £40,000 pa annual contribution allowance diminish to … Continue reading

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I’m nearly 55 – here’s what I’m doing for myself!

In this blog, I want to share with you my DIY approach to organising my finances as I approach 55. 55 has become an important year as it is the point when you move into what can best be called … Continue reading

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The UK is saving too much…not! (guest blog from RALPH FRANK)

The Office for National Statistics released the latest Quarterly National Accounts during the Festive Season.  These Accounts, covering July to September 2015, reveal that the Savings Rate for households and non-profit institutions serving households fell to 4.4% over the quarter – … Continue reading

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Consistency and Simplicity (guest blog – Ralph Frank)

  The current UK pension taxation regime gives preferential treatment to Defined Benefit (“DB”) savers relative to Defined Contribution (“DC”) savers at both theAnnual Allowance (“AA”) and Lifetime Allowance (“LA”) levels.  The current taxation system is overly complex, with two … Continue reading

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