Reduction in lifetime allowance – client guide

23 Feb 2016

Download PDF The information in this document is based on our interpretation of the relevant HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) guidelines, which are subject to […]

Retirement Benefit Options Guide

2 Apr 2015

Download PDF From 6th April 2015 the Finance Act 2014 brings into force sweeping changes to pension retirement options and death benefits for those in […]

End of tax year update

26 Mar 2015

The end of another tax year looms and there are many issues for advisers and clients to think about with all the Pension Reforms about […]

Focus 99 – Update to all clients

25 Feb 2015

With the end of the tax year fast approaching we will be issuing all clients an update on the changes due to come into force […]

Focus 98 – A year of change, 2014 round up

18 Dec 2014

Given the radical nature of the proposed changes in pension legislation proposed in 2014, we thought a round up would be helpful. March saw the […]

Focus 97 – Changes to the 55% Pension Lump Sum Death Tax

29 Sep 2014

At the conservative party conference George Osborne announced the changes to the lump sum death benefits tax charges. The changes were announced in advance of […]

Focus 95 – Taxation of Pensions Bill issued

12 Aug 2014

Following the 2014 Budget announcements and confirmation in the Queens Speech of the proposed changes, the draft legislation and guidance notes were issued on 6th […]

Budget 2014 – consultation response issued by Government

21 Jul 2014

Today the Government issued their response to the consultation on the Freedom of choice in pensions. There were a number of outcomes, which will be […]

Budget 2014 – HMRC issue further guidance

16 Apr 2014

On 9th April, HMRC issued some guidance on the changes that are to be made to the Finance Bill in order to avoid penalising those […]

Budget 2014 – Getting Flexible

25 Mar 2014

One of the first changes to take effect from the 2014 Budget will be the reduction in the minimum income requirement (MIR) for flexible drawdown. […]

Focus 91 – New year, new planning opportunities

15 Jan 2014

With the start of 2014 under our belts the next focus point is really the end of the tax year. Yes it is nearly 3 […]

Focus 90 – Individual Protection and Pension Debits

21 Dec 2013

In June 2013 a consultation document was issued by HM Revenue & Customs regarding the implementation of Individual Protection 2014 (IP14) in association with the […]

FOCUS 89 – Bypass trust update

28 Nov 2013

Earlier this year, HMRC issued a consultative document, with a view to “simplifying” the way in which Inheritance Tax is calculated. If the changes were […]

Annual allowance and carry forward guide

1 Jun 2013

Download PDF version The Annual Allowance The annual allowance for pension contributions was introduced on 6th April 2006, and was increased gradually from £215,000 up […]