Tag Archives: pension planning

Did you reach State Pension age between 6/4/2010 and 5/4/2015? 

state pension

Did you reach State Pension age between 6/4/2010 and 5/4/2015?  Here is some help on how you can top up any missing years… The DWP has published updated guidance for those who reached State Pension age between 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2015 on how they can top up […]

Tapered annual allowance – will high earners contribute more?

annual allowance

The 2020 Budget increased the scope for many high earners to make a bigger pension contribution in the tax year ending 5 April 2021. The annual allowance income limit was increased to £200,000, significantly reducing the number of people affected by the tapered annual allowance. The availability of a full […]

Who wants to be a millionaire? Who needs to be a millionaire?

pension millionaire

Think back to the 80’s (if you can!) we had Wall Street, Harry Enfield’s Loadsamoney, Miami Vice, regular news items on city traders making a fortune.  At that time being a millionaire was out of reach for most people. Maybe a bit distasteful even. Since then, due to the success […]

Is it still possible to retire at 55?

when can i retire?

Typically, when we speak to younger clients, to retire at 55 feels like a good plan.  Perhaps this is because their work is demanding, and they can’t imagine “keeping going” at that sort of pace for years on end.   Last week the Government confirmed that the normal minimum pension […]

Top Earner Pensions – Trick or Treat?

High Earner Pension

NHS pensions made news this year, consultants and GPs blaming large tax bills, linked to pension statements, for making some work uneconomic. But why should high-earning power, coupled with pension provision, spell trouble – even for top-earners outside the NHS? Two key allowances are at play: the annual allowance (AA) […]

Pensions in your twenties and thirties?!

young person pension planning

As a thirty something (and hurtling towards the big 40) I often find myself thinking about retirement and what it’s going to look like.  Not necessarily what I’ll be doing or the fact I’ll be finished work forever (yippee), I’m thinking about money, my pension, and will I have enough […]

Lifetime Allowance – Myths you need to know

lifetime allowance

For those who haven’t heard of this before, the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) is the amount that a UK individual can hold in a registered pension arrangement(s).  Now the LTA is £1.055m and it is set to increase with CPI every year.

Future proof your lifestyle

future proof your lifestyle

It feels like there’s a lot of uncertainty about at the moment – whether it’s Brexit or our next PM or the state of the economy.  It may be concern about climate change, job security, lifestyle.  Although these things seem big and out of our control there are steps we […]