Pensions Savings Investments

Tax refund campaign for pensioners

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a campaign aimed at pensioners who may have paid too much tax on the interest earned from savings accounts.

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Savings accounts squeezed on interest rates

One in ten of variable rate savings accounts have seen their interest rates cut over the past six months.

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Workplace pension schemes not always keeping savers informed

A number of workplace pension schemes are failing to provide their members with clear enough information about the choices open to them on retirement.

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Tax efficient investments

Including ISAs, pension contributions, enterprise investment scheme (EIS), seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) and venture capital trusts (VCTs).

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Fixed-term savings rates show a fall

Interest rates on fixed savings accounts declined over the past month, new figures have revealed.

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Older taxpayers often paying the wrong amounts

Well over one million pensioners have overpaid their tax, official figures have revealed.

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Put retirement age up to 70, argue employers

A leading employers’ group, the Institute of Directors (IoD), has called for a radical overhaul and simplification of the pensions system.

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Proposed EU rules could hit pension funds

A draft directive drawn up by the EU could curtail the range of investments available to pension fund managers, it has been claimed.

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Inheritance tax payments see significant fall

The decline in house prices has had a dramatic impact on the level of inheritance tax that is being paid.

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