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Spending Review – some pension reforms to salute for a change

So the Spending Review has now been and gone.  I won't dwell on the more general elements here, but I will cast an eye over the pension changes announced - less than a week after the last set of pension reforms.   In summary, the State Pension age for everyone will rise to 66 by 2020.  Not too big a deal, you might think, since it's currently...

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New pension rules just announced

The Coalition government has this morning announced the changes to pension legislation that were first contemplated in June's Budget.   To summarise, from April 2011 the Annual Allowance will reduce from £255,000 to £50,000. This is the most an individual can put into a pension in any tax year and get full tax relief. Furthermore, from April 2012 the Lifetime Allowance will reduce from £1.8m to £1.5m....

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Follow us on Twitter

In response to the global influence of Twitter, we will be publishing these blog articles and more using Twitter.  We promise not to bore you with what we've just had for dinner, instead we will focus on providing key updates on the ever-developing world of personal finance.   I've already posted the very first tweet, so it would great if you could join us.   ...

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Reaction to BBC Panorama programme on pensions last night

I'm very pleased to see lots of focus on pensions by the BBC at the moment. First Newsnight, now Panorama.   Some initial thoughts on last night's Panorama programme.   Firstly, the positives: They are right to name and shame pension providers for high charges (for the record, HSBC, Co-op and L&G were the three worst offenders); They were also VERY right to focus on fund rebates as a...

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