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Fears of a Halloween Brexit horror story for pensions have been raised by AJ Bell.
Thousands of pension savers have breached lifetime allowance ‘protections’ in the past 12 years, potentially landing themselves with tax bills running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Before you think you are reading an old article, I am of course referring to the start of the new tax year. 
Pension savers will now be putting away more in their pots as part of an increase in auto-enrolment minimum contributions from 5% of qualifying earnings to 8%.
The Government’s consultation on the proposed Pensions Dashboard has concluded and the report, published yesterday, pledged primary legislation to make it a reality.
It doesn't seem possible that it is 30 years since the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson, stood to deliver his Budget on 14 March 1989. The immortal words ‘I propose to make it easier for people in personal pension schemes to manage their own investments’ led to what is now the self invested pensions (SIPP).
We recently saw the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issue a policy statement in response to the consultation it carried out in June 2018 on retirement outcomes. As part of the consultation exercise, the FCA engaged with SIPP providers and the industry body AMPS, among others.
Despite a reputation for squandering cash on smashed avocado and expensive coffees, Millennials are saving more of their income than the next oldest generation of workers, a new survey has revealed. 
As the last of the mince pies are eaten and the decorations all taken down, thoughts turn to what 2019 will bring for the SIPP market. While SIPPs received a lot of negative attention in 2018, advisers and their clients still see the benefits of investing in this tax efficient way.
The UK public expects the age at which they are entitled to receive the State Pension to increase to 70, a new survey has found.
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