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Avoiding pitfalls as pensioners pay more than £24 billion in tax

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News Tax returns

In 2015/16, 6.87 million pensioners paid an average of £3,522 each, in tax, according to Royal London. That’s a total of more than £24 billion....

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The unexpected costs of parenthood

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News

Children are not cheap. Whether your family is already growing, or if you are thinking of starting one soon, you have probably considered some of...

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A guide to Premium Bonds as NS&I announce 1.4 million unclaimed prizes

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News

NS&I (National Savings and Investments) has revealed that there are currently 1.4 million unclaimed prizes from Premium Bonds, totalling more than £58 million.  That’s potentially...

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How to make pensions work if you are self-employed

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

One in seven UK workers is self-employed, which is unsurprising given the attractive perks of the job. The ability to set your own hours, determine...

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Pretirement: Why work during retirement?

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

‘Pretirement’ might sound like an early retirement, but it’s anything but. In fact, ‘pretirement’ is a term coined to describe the act of easing into...

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Six reasons to write a will even if you think you have nothing worth inheriting

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News

61% of UK adults do not have a will in place, according to Which?.  A fifth of those say they have not written a will...

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10 signs it’s time to get financial advice

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News

How often do you wake up with the intention of getting financial advice as your number one priority? For almost everyone, the answer is never....

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Retirement planning: Four factors which will affect the income needed in retirement

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

Since the introduction of Pension Freedoms, the amount of people accessing their retirement income via a drawdown arrangement has increased dramatically. More than £17.45 billion...

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Thinking of opting out of your workplace pension? Time to think again

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

We’d like to think that, once enrolled into a pension, everyone who is eligible, will remain in the scheme.  After all, it’s a low-effort way...

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Adjusting your retirement plans in light of the State Pension Age changes

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

Almost two million people face the reality of changing their retirement plans less than 10-15 years before they aim to stop working, according to Retirement...

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