Pensions

Why you should be delighted by the Chancellor's pension changes…

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Inheritance tax: Turning a dream into hard cash

George Osborne has come up with some clever ways to hobble inheritance tax, says Merryn Somserset Webb.

Autumn Statement: Osborne overhauls stamp duty, Isas and pensions

Kam Patel examines the main points of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, in which he revamped stamp duty and made changes to Isas and pensions.

How to put buy-to-let property in your pension

The new pensions system still won’t allowed you to hold buy-to-let property in your pension wrapper. But there is a clever way to get around this, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Do pension policies get more short-termist than this?

Letting savers migrate from final salary pension schemes to defined contribution schemes – where they can get their hands on the money early – is incredibly short-sighted, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Osborne’s pension revolution

Ed Bowsher looks at what the chancellor’s far-reaching pension reforms could mean for your retirement pot.

The pensions playground

The many changes to pensions over the years just shows how experimental they are for politicians, says John Stepek.

A handy way to dodge inheritance tax

Thanks to changes in the pensions rules, you’ll soon be able to pass your pension fund directly to your heirs. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Was I wrong about pensions?

A pension is as safe a place as any to store your wealth, says Bengt Saelensminde. And it comes with some very attractive tax advantages.

What new pension rules mean for you

From April next year, you’ll be able to pass on your personal pension to your next of kin. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Nine reasons you’d be mad not to have a pension

George Osborne’s latest pension reforms mean it really does pay to save for your retirement. Bengt Saelensminde outlines some of the main benefits.

This change to the pensions death tax is huge – here’s all you need to know

George Osborne has announced more big changes to the pensions system. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what they are, and how they will affect you.

Is the end nigh for pension tax relief?

Changes will happen to pension tax relief says Merryn Somerset Webb – whoever wins the next election.

How to prepare for pension recycling

The most interesting aspect of the government’s planned pension reforms involves ‘pension recycling’. Ed Bowsher explains how it works.

Profit by deferring your state pension

Delay getting your pension and you could receive a bigger payout. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Pensions: good news at last

The government now seems to believe that most of us are capable of figuring out our own finances in retirement, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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