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Pensions

Articles on the topic of pensions.

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.

Who do you trust?

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Les Cameron explores the reality of leaving your death benefits to loved ones and why a spousal bypass trust could be a more attractive option.

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.

The perfect blend

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Innovation in blended pensions means that there is no longer a black and white choice between annuity and drawdown products. Steve Patterson explains how to weigh up the options.

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.

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

State pension changes misunderstood

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

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

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.

The land of annuities freedom

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The US annuities market may offer valuable insight for UK providers. Scott Lothian and Paul Marsden highlight some lessons that may help UK retirees enjoy their new pensions freedom.

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