Tag Archives: pension planning

Spotlight on an Advisor – Emma Purvis

Financial Advisor – Emma Purvis

At Robson Laidler Wealth we know a great client relationship is built on transparency and trust and with that in mind we thought we would delve into the lives of our advisers, to find out more about them and their daily routine at work and to help you get to […]

Good Divorce Week

Financial fairness in divorce

This week is national Good Divorce Week 2021 (29 Nov – 3 Dec) and here at Robson Laidler Wealth we have also launched a campaign that is all about ensuring financial fairness to help both parties get a ‘good divorce’ with a fair outcome for all. In support of Good […]

NHS Pension – exit planning tips

NHS pension exit

In 2019 Robson Laidler Wealth wrote a blog entitled NHS Pensions – handy hints to plan your exit   This has been one of our team’s most viewed blogs yet since 2019 there have been a few changes, which you should be aware of.  One thing that hasn’t changed and […]

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

If you have a UK pension then you may need to be aware of three important changes that were announced in the recent Autumn Budget:   No 1.  The change to the age that you can take an income from an invested pension. We’ve been mentioning this to our clients […]

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 […]