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Retirement debate overlooks tax-payer funding

This is another article shared with us by Jim Hennington. There is something very simple about the way that Australians debate pensions and I  found this article informs very well on the ongoing debate we have in the UK. Clearly … Continue reading

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Is HMRC handing the low-paid pension saver a Pyrrhic victory?

The government has today published a ‘call for evidence’ on how to address the different outcomes for lower earners, depending on whether their pension schemes use the relief at source (RAS) or net pay method of tax relief. The call … Continue reading

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Could a wealth tax fix our broken economy?

Britain is broke, for the second time in 12 years our economy has hit the buffers but this time the noises coming out of Government suggest that it is the wealthy who will pay to fix it. This would be … Continue reading

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A great report on tax injustice from the ABI at prayer.

It’s a good and timely report and its analysis of inequality is excellent. But it is only addressing a quarter of the Government’s incentives bill and the solution it models is a lot more painful to the mass-affluent than the report implies Continue reading

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Have the Treasury got a pension plan – or just a jerky knee?

You might not like the thought of paying tax on your pension contributions, but it’s coming   They’ve done it once and they could do it again. The Treasury could change pension saving as radically as they changed pension spending. … Continue reading

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Our right to dream of a fairer deal for older people.

It’s been another brutal week in politics. I’m glad that the pensions team in place at the start of it – remain in place at the end of it.  I’m pleased  that Guy Opperman remains our pensions minister. As my … Continue reading

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“State of the Pension” address

After doing a 30 minute address to to CIPP in 10 minutes, I’ve been called back to do another one – only this time I’m first on – which means I could gab on for ages and make sure no … Continue reading

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Pension incentives – a foundation for change.

Looking for some help on this one. I appreciate it could be both but if it’s a binary choice, which one do you go for? Thanks Is pension tax relief meant to be… — Tom McPhail (@PensionsMonkey) February 3, 2020 … Continue reading

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More argy-bargy in pension’s tax-trenches

  Blessed are the peacemakers, until they wade into a debate on tax-relief. The saintly Darren Philp , maybe picking up from comments from ex DWP govt actuary Andy Young, tried to change the debate. To summarise his argument, he … Continue reading

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Three little pots went to market

The point of this blog is to show 1. One way of avoiding the damaging impact of the MPAA on future saving 2. The depth of knowledge needed to make good at retirement decisions (especially where there is no adviser … Continue reading

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