The NISA Pension Surplus Risk index fell in July by 0.6 percentage points to 6.9%. The average plan funded status also went down from 84.4% in June to 84% in July. July’s drop in average funded status followed two consecutive months of improvement. But this was due to discount rate declines that outpaced equity returns. A closer look at how July compared to June Despite the fact that the volatility Read More….
It’s only natural to feel anxious or concerned about your pension pot. After all, everyone wants to enjoy their retirement to the fullest, which means having ample funds to live on. However, the coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to put their personal finances into sharp focus, particularly those approaching retirement. As a result, ‘pension panic’ is sweeping the UK, with many making rash decisions about their financial nest eggs. Read More….
As many as 1.5 million workers could delay their retirement as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Legal & General (L&G) Retail Retirement. Research found that 15 per cent of over 50s still in work will push back their retirement date by an average of three years. However, 10 per cent admit they could delay their plans by five years or more. Over a quarter of those Read More….
Just like every other type of investment, pensions tend to fluctuate in value over time, especially during political or economic uncertainty such as the current coronavirus pandemic. This can result in a great deal of stress and anxiety, because not only did you work hard to save for your pension, it’s what you’ll be relying on to live comfortably in retirement. So what are some of the main reasons why Read More….
It has been revealed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has refunded more than half a billion pounds in overpaid tax since the pension freedom rules were introduced in 2015. Designed to give people more control over their finances, the rules allow over-55s to withdraw money from their defined contribution pension pots as and when they want. But according to new data, the taxman has overcharged pensioners by £600.4 million Read More….
Before the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid resigned from his post, he was reportedly considering plans to limit tax relief on pension contributions to 20pc. Treasury insiders told the Financial Times that cutting pensions tax relief would be revealed at the 11th March Budget in a bid to help fund Boris Johnson’s plan to “level up” the economy. It remains to be seen whether Rishi Sunak, the UK Read More….