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“The most kindest cut of all” – axing IHT exemptions would do pensions a favor.

My advice to the Treasury is simple “make DC pension pots taxable as part of the inheritable estate”.  It’s a tax break we can do without  The situation at present is like this Take your money out of your pot … Continue reading

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Is Musk empowering or subjecting twitter’s peasants?

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit,” Musk said : “Power to the people!” It all sounds altruistic enough till you find that the cost for people to level up … Continue reading

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Treasury deprives the low paid of nine years of savings incentives – with a press release

  After 7 years of campaigning that started when Kate Upcraft identified the problem for the Friends of Auto Enrolment, the Treasury has pulled the rabbit out of the hat , righted the wrongs and tried to cover itself in … Continue reading

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The use and abuse of pension’s “tax-free cash”.

  If you were to create a word-cloud of associations people make with pensions, I bet “tax-free cash” would feature prominently. I tried to google such a word-cloud but got a lot of constructions that look like they’d been made … Continue reading

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Why the pension challenge to the Executive won’t go away

  The biggest remaining challenge for trustees and employers is how to get their closed DB pension schemes safely over the line without a nasty covenant mishap en route. – Simon Willes (Chair of Gazelle) I would agree with this … Continue reading

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Government says “NO” to pension reform at the NHS.

“No” is a very short word. The Government has decided to say “no” to calls for further reform of the Annual and Lifetime Allowance as they impact the NHS pension scheme. “No” is a short word but this is a … Continue reading

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Why the net pay problem cannot be fixed by partial fixes

This article forms part of AgeWage’s response to the Government’s call for evidence on the administration of pensions tax-relief . Here we look at the steps pension provider can and are taking to make consumers aware of the problems of … Continue reading

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Making members aware they are over-paying their pensions

This article forms part of AgeWage’s response to the Government’s call for evidence on the administration of pensions tax-relief . Here we look at the steps pension provider can and are taking to make consumers aware of the problems of … Continue reading

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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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