Changes to Tax Relief for Pension Contributions?

Category: pensions & Tax & Uncategorized

After several years of speculation, according to a recent BT Home article, fears are growing that Chancellor George Osborne is finally poised to take away higher-rate tax relief for pension contributions. If this is the case, then the vital cut-off date for investors could well be Wednesday 16th March – the day of his next Budget.

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Don’t forget, from April 2016 the annual allowance tapered reduction begins

Category: Annual Allowance & pensions & Tax & Uncategorized

Think back to the Chancellor’s budget proposals in July last year, and you may remember an announcement about changes to the annual pension allowance. Well, that change is set to come into effect at the start of the new tax year on 6th April 2016. It therefore seems like a good idea for a bit of a refresher on what those changes are and what they potentially mean for you.

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Will we get a fairer state pension deal for women?

Category: pensions & Uncategorized

A recent Saga article claims that the battle to give women a fairer deal over their state pensions scored a significant victory early in January, when it was the subject of a House of Commons debate. Although the debate had no power to directly alter government policy, it represented yet another important step in bringing the campaign into the public eye and gathering support from politicians.

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Seven suggestions made to the government during the consultation on pension taxation

Category: pensions & Tax & Uncategorized

The Government has recently finished a consultation looking at how pension taxation could work in the future. The Chancellor, George Osborne, has said that he expects to reveal the findings and the direction he is going to take during the March Budget. But is there any way to take an advance look at the situation? What has the Chancellor considered and what might his decision be in March?

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Elderly pensioners are Britain’s biggest savers

Category: pensions & retirement & savings & Uncategorized

According to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, drawing on data from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), baby boomers are a “frugal not frivolous” generation, with the data revealing that people in their sixties and seventies are saving nearly twice as much money as thirty and forty-year olds.

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