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Useful pension articles.

Freedom and choice in pensions

Freedom and Choice Pensions took full effect from 6 April 2015. ICAEW and Corporate Partner Prudential PLC, has produced this technical guide to help professional advisers keep up-to-date with this increasingly complex and important area of advice.

Annuity angst

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Plans for a secondary annuities market have been quietly shelved. Paul Golden looks at why the pensions industry is pleased, and at what happens next.

Destination retirement

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Retiring abroad can be a way to optimise the value of retirement savings with the right tax analysis. PwC's Chris Bulleyment explains how advisers can help their clients avoid tax traps and make the right choices.

Freedom Support and Pensions

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Individual savers should not be left to manage pension risks on their own, writes Professor David Blake.

A landmark in financial planning?

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The chancellor’s promise to strip away the annuities rules raises questions about how individuals and professional advisers will respond, says Mike Morrison

Income drawdown reassessed

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Deloitte research shows that using income drawdown to delay buying an annuity may offer better value to retirees.

Smoke and mirrors

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The case for removing pensions tax relief is anything but simple. Mike Morrison of AJ Bell assesses what could be lost and gained

Master trusts: A safe future

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Master trusts could be a good way for smaller employers to meet auto-enrolment requirements. Charles Worth of the ICAEW assesses their place in the evolving pension system.

State pension changes misunderstood

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MPs report evidence of confusion and complexity surrounding the introduction of the New State Pension.

The perplexing world of public sector pensions

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Public sector pension reforms have failed to reduce complexity. Moira Warner explains how scheme members can capitalise on changing options and benefits