Pension freedoms – the pros and the cons

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Not so long ago, reaching pension age meant you were in a position to simply start taking a regular payment as your normal retirement income, hopefully on top of the standard state pension.

Pension changes hidden in the Budget

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One or two notable exceptions for self-employed people aside, this week’s Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been widely viewed as something of a non-event for most people. However there is usually something worthy of note tucked away in the detail, even if the Chancellor doesn’t make it part of his speech…