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Private pensions can be an efficient way to pass on wealth, but it is important to consider what, if any, tax will be payable on a private pension you inherit. The person who died will usually have nominated you by telling their pension provider that... Read More

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions has been fixed at the current level of £40,000 since 6 April 2014. Since April 2016, the annual allowance has been further reduced for high earners. Those with income in excess of £150,000 will usually... Read More

The government has confirmed that they are to examine a number of different approaches to help encourage the self-employed to save for their retirement. The success of automatic enrolment for pension savings for the employed has helped highlight ... Read More

A 'Check your State Pension age' tool is available at www.gov.uk/state-pension-age/y. The tool allows taxpayers to check the earliest age they can start receiving the State Pension. The State Pension age is based on a taxpayer’s gender and dat... Read More

Automatic enrolment for workplace pensions encourages many employees to start making provision for their retirement with employers, and as a bonus, government also contributes to their pension pot. The law states that employers must automatica... Read More

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions has been fixed at the current level of £40,000 since 6 April 2014. The previous allowance was £50,000 and prior to 6 April 2011, the annual allowance was as high as £255,000.The annual allowance is furt... Read More

Employer contributions to any type of pension arrangement in a registered pension scheme are always paid gross. Tax relief is given by deducting the gross amount of the contributions from an employer’s taxable profits before Corporation Tax is calcul... Read More

Anyone aged 16 or over and at least 30 days from their State Pension age can request a State Pension statement from the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). The statement provides an estimate of how much State Pension they can expect to receive... Read More

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions is £40,000 for the current tax year. There is also a three year carry forward rule that allows taxpayers to carry forward unused annual allowance from the last three tax years if they have made pension... Read More

From the 1st April the statutory minimum Work Place Pension contributions will be rising for employees and employers.  Current contributions are: 1% Employer      1% Employee From April 2018 they will be: 2% Employe... Read More

Following its annual review of the pension automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band, the government has decided that the earnings trigger will again remain at £10,000 for 2018/19. The earnings trigger determines at what point... Read More

Many commentators had predicted that the Chancellor would further reduce the annual amount that can be saved into a pension as part of the Budget measures. However, these fears appear to have been unfounded as no changes were announced.The annua... Read More