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Briefing Notes

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  • Briefing Note 72 - DC savers' needs under the new pension flexibilities

    t Budget 2014, the Chancellor announced the Government’s intention to remove any limits on the amount that individuals can withdraw from their DC pensions from age 55 onwards. These changes represent...

    28 OCT 2014
  • Briefing Note 70 - Class 3A voluntary National Insurance (NI) contributions

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently outlined plans to introduce Class 3A voluntary National Insurance contributions, which will be called the State Pension top-up. Under these...

    24 OCT 2014
  • Briefing Note 68 - Increasing pension saving in the UK

    The rolling out of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions from 2012 will radically change the future landscape of private pension provision in the UK. For many people, contributing at the legal...

    02 SEP 2014
  • Briefing Note 67 - Freedom and Choice in Pensions: the minimum pension age

    At Budget 2014 the Chancellor announced that, from April 2015 onwards, restrictions on accessing private Defined Contribution (DC) savings from age 55 would be removed. Further to this, the...

    01 JUN 2014
  • Briefing Note 66 - Freedom and Choice in Pensions: comparing international retirement systems and the role of annuitisation

    At Budget 2014 the Chancellor announced radical changes to how Defined Contribution (DC) pension savings can be accessed at retirement. Currently, around three quarters of those reaching retirement...

    12 MAY 2014

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