Our system of inheritance tax is needlessly complicated, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here, she outlines one way in which the well-off could save over £300,000 on inheritance tax, just by following the rules to the letter.
Pensions are changing. Old-style defined-benefits pensions are disappearing. State coffers are running dry. And the government is constantly fiddling with the pensions rules. A comfortable retirement is by no means guaranteed.
So now more than ever it’s vital that you build up a healthy pot of money that you can draw on to fund your retirement. At MoneyWeek, we can help you do that. Not only accumulating your pension pot throughout your working years, but also making sure it produces the income you need to enjoy your retirement.
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Reform to civil partnerships should allow more couples to make the most of financial protections.
Former pensions minister Ros Altmann has claimed her warnings that changes to the state-pension age would have a detrimental impact on women were ignored at all levels of government.
Fiddling with pension tax relief could be a nice little earner for a government hungry for cash, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Save what you can while you can.
The chancellor is said to have pension funds in sight once again: specifically the £40bn annual cost of tax relief on contributions.
Savers who have transferred out of generous final-salary pension schemes could be entitled to compensation from their financial advisers, even if the adviser explicitly warned them against it
Check your pension plan to see if you’re entitled to a guaranteed annuity rate, says David Prosser.
Insurer Legal & General is to take on responsibility for paying the pensions of 22,000 members of the British Airways pension scheme.