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5th January 2015

Proposals to allow pensioners to cash in annuities

Pensioners would be able to surrender annuities for a cash lump sum under proposals announced by Steve Webb, Pensions Minister, affecting potentially up to 5 million pensioners in the UK and around £11bn annual pension income.

16th December 2014

Pension carry forward rule

The maximum amount you can contribute to a pension and benefit from tax relief is limited by the annual allowance of £40,000 (2014/15) or your earnings if lower.

15th December 2014

New Single-Tier State Pension

The new single-tier State Pension is due to come into force in April 2016.

15th December 2014

Pensioner Bonds from NS&I

Following the Autumn Statement, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has announced the launch of new bonds for investors aged 65 and over in January 2015.

11th December 2014

Proposals for new inheritable ISA

Details have begun to emerge on how the new inheritable ISA rules will operate.

11th December 2014

New proposals to block multiple-trust IHT planning

The government has published new legislation to deter inheritance tax (IHT) mitigation through the use of multiple trusts.

5th December 2014

Market Commentary – November 2014

Over the last month, we have continued to see a divergence in the pace of economic growth across different regions of the globe.

3rd December 2014

Autumn Statement – Stamp Duty Reforms and Tax

Reform of residential property stamp duty so that rates apply only to that part of the property price that falls within each band:

3rd December 2014

Autumn Statement – U-Turn on Trusts Taxation

The Government has confirmed that it has scrapped plans to introduce the Inheritance Tax (IHT) settlement Nil Rate Band and replace it with new rules to be announced in next week's Finance Bill.

3rd December 2014

Autumn Statement – ISAs Inherited Tax-Free

Spouses and civil partners will be able to inherit their deceased partner's ISAs and retain the tax advantages.