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A pension tax- relief debate (beats Love Island any Sunday)

While the nation was working out Dancing on Ice and the new #loveisland line-up,  I was engaged in an intellectual arm-wrestle with amongst others, Mike Otsuka, John Ralfe, Sam Pickford, Steve Bee and (in the stands) Ros Altmann. The topic, … 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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HMRC – pay up on your pension promises!

I’m a member of the Net Pay Action Group and I’m going to hold this Government to the promise it made in the Conservative Party Manifesto. We have a “pre-cooked” way to stop 1.7m low earners being diddled out of … Continue reading

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Conservative manifesto best on pensions

Fantastic news that today’s Conservative Manifesto includes a commitment to look at the pensions net pay anomaly. I hope all other parties will now make the same commitment. pic.twitter.com/4MUXrwlDCE — Adrian Boulding (@AdrianBoulding) November 24, 2019 Adrian , along with … Continue reading

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Jo’s pension manifesto

Sometimes someone comes out with a simple statement that makes sense of all the noise. Jo Cumbo launched her pension manifesto in the pages of Pensions Expert this week and I don’t want them to be lost to readers of … Continue reading

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Time to tackle pensions tax

Pension taxation isn’t working. It is benefiting those who find it easy to save and not incentivising those who don’t. It is causing doctors to work below their peak capacity and demanding up to 25% more in contributions from our … Continue reading

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“I couldn’t afford a pension”.

  In my book of objections, supplied to me the first brokerage I sold for, the “I can’t afford it” objection sat at the top of the list. We were told to ask the customer “can you afford not to … Continue reading

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Managing pension expectations – are we doing enough?

This is one of those blogs where my focus is on big Government – or policy – rather than the little things that go into making political strategy happen. For a long time, as long as I’ve been working, there … Continue reading

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The only solution to the net-pay pension problem comes from HMRC

  Last Thursday, there was another meeting of the group of us, determined to keep up pressure to sort the problem of net-pay pension contributions this side of auto-enrolment’s next big phasing hike in April. Just to rehearse the problem, … Continue reading

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What is the net pay anomaly?

      UK government spending on pensions and top-up benefits for pensioners amounts to 5.9 per cent of GDP – and this figure is projected to increase to 6.3 per cent over the next half century. In addition, the … Continue reading

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