Pensions, savings and investments

Self assessment tax date looming

Taxpayers are being reminded that the date for making the next set of self assessment tax payments will be arriving soon.

Pension annuities no longer to be compulsory

The government has announced that people will no longer be obliged to buy an annuity with their pensions.

Inflation still the enemy of savers

Basic rate taxpayers require savings accounts offering interest rates of 4 per cent if they are to outpace inflation.

Question mark over pre-Budget Report

It is thought that the government may look at removing, if only temporarily, the autumn pre-Budget Report.

Changes may reduce occupational pension payments

The government has laid out plans to change the way that payments are calculated for final salary pension schemes.

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