Pensions Savings Investments

'Uncertainty' over personal accounts pensions

The low profile given to plans for the introduction of personal accounts pensions, the government-backed workplace savings scheme, in the pre-Budget Report has created an element of confusion, the Commons Treasury Select Committee has heard.

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Employers warned against pensions inducements

The Pensions Regulator has said that employers should not apply “improper” pressure to persuade members to move from one pension scheme to another.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: personal tax

One of the major announcements in Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget Report was the decision to raise employers’ and employees’ national insurance contributions.

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Homes to prop up retirement savings

A significant number of people are planning to use the value of their homes to support their retirement income, new research has suggested.

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Pensions could suffer if entrepreneurs shy from occupational schemes

Plans by the government to cut pension tax relief for high earners could have an adverse effect on workplace pension schemes, it has been warned.

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VCT, EIS and SEIS

This section provides an analysis of the tax reliefs afforded by venture capital trusts, the enterprise investment scheme, and highlights the important differences between the individual schemes.

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Pension schemes under increasing threat

The rate at which final salary pensions schemes are closing looks set to rise, it has been predicted.

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More employees than ever planning to work longer

The effect of the recession on pensions, savings, investments and property values has pushed up the number of people who are contemplating longer working lives, a new study has revealed.

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