Retirement planning

Are Britain’s retirees withdrawing too much?

Latest figures show that the average pension withdrawal in the UK is £7,254.

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How to get your investments into shape ahead of retirement

What are the various scenarios and possible options for self-invested personal pension investors as retirement nears?

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One in 10 targeted by pension fraudsters

Spike in pension fraud since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. 

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Probate fee hike delayed by Brexit

Controversial plans to change the flat probate fee structure to one based on the size of estate have been delayed. 

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How using an inheritance for good means less tax

As well as benefiting others, charitable giving can reduce the inheritance tax rate by up to 4%, writes Carl Drummond.

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Middle-class savers are now being caught by lifetime allowance stealth tax

Exceeding the lifetime allowance results in heavy tax charges when accessing your pension.

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Win £1,000: take the Great British Retirement Survey

Take part in our survey and you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000, or one of five £100 shopping vouchers.

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What can be done to get rid of the pensions gender gap?

Women’s pension pots are 40% smaller than men’s on average in the UK, according to a survey carried out by Profile Pensions.

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Government should encourage people to pass on wealth during their lifetime

Here’s why the current inheritance tax system needs an overhaul to bring it into line with shifts in social trends and encourage lifetime gifting.

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