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From time to time, we produce information for clients on a number of topical and important issues, some of which can be found below:

More than 1.5 million Premium Bond prizes lay unclaimed, according to NS&I - October 5, 2018
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The organisation behind the Premium Bond scheme has revealed that around £60 million worth of prizes are still waiting to be collected. NS&I have said that there are often a number of reasons for bonds going unclaimed, including the fact that people lose their paperwork or were given bonds at a young age and were … Continue reading More than 1.5 million Premium Bond prizes lay unclaimed, according to NS&I


Life expectancy improvement grinds to a halt, but how will it affect retirement? - October 5, 2018
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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK saw no improvements to life expectancy between 2015 and 2017, despite the number of people aged 90 or over hitting a record high. The new data shows that the average life expectancy at birth remained unchanged at 79.2 years for men and 82.9 years for … Continue reading Life expectancy improvement grinds to a halt, but how will it affect retirement?


Self-employed workers may face a pensions crisis - September 21, 2018
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According to new research self-employed workers in the UK may be heading towards a retirement saving crisis. Insurers, Prudential, spoke to more than 1,200 self-employed people across the country and found that nearly half (43 per cent) have no pension at all, compared to just four per cent of employed workers who said they had … Continue reading Self-employed workers may face a pensions crisis


A fifth of property investors intend to stay in the market for life - September 21, 2018
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According to a new study around one in five landlords intend to remain in the buy-to-let market indefinitely, while a similar number of portfolio landlords intend to do the same. Put together by Foundation Home Loans, the new research suggests that around 37 per cent of landlords are unperturbed by the recent changes to tax, … Continue reading A fifth of property investors intend to stay in the market for life


Retirees warned not to cash out of DB pensions - September 21, 2018
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned pension schemes not to be too generous when offering lump sums to people thinking about cashing out of defined benefit (DB) retirement schemes. TPR wrote to 14 schemes earlier this year to raise a number of concerns around increased levels of transfer activity and demanding that the risks were … Continue reading Retirees warned not to cash out of DB pensions


Are you aware of this little-known pension freedoms rule? - July 24, 2018
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While most people are aware of pension freedoms, and the ability they give to drawdown on your pension pot early, very few are aware of the benefit they give to your family when a pension is inherited. And neither do some pension providers, apparently. Under pension freedoms rules, most people pay no tax for inheriting … Continue reading Are you aware of this little-known pension freedoms rule?


New study suggests UK workers have concerns about their retirement savings - July 24, 2018
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A new study into the attitudes of workers has found that around 40 per cent of people across Britain are worried about their ability to retire comfortably. The fear is not surprising as 13 per cent of the 950 people surveyed said that they had no pension savings at all, while a quarter admitted to … Continue reading New study suggests UK workers have concerns about their retirement savings


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