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October 2018

31/10/2018

If you are covering the latest pension flexibility statistics contained in the Pension schemes newsletter 104, which reveal that in Q3 2018 over £38m has been repaid due to HMRC over-taxation, bringing the total amount overtaxed since pension freedoms to £372m, please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter.

30/10/2018

Figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal trends in intergenerational transfers. Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter comments on how IHT policy, which encourages wealth to be transferred on death, needs a rethink. 

29/10/2018

If you are covering today's UK Budget Statement please see the below comments from our spokespeople. 

23/10/2018

Office for National Statistic’s analysis released today shows for young people, aged 16 to 29 years, the level and growth of median annual earnings were generally lower for women than men, whether they were degree- or school-educated, or had no qualifications. 

19/10/2018

This week the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of HMRC’s approach to pension transfers in the case of ill health. Meaning if someone transfers their benefits when they know their life expectancy is impaired and they die within the following two years (or later in certain circumstances) it is subject to inheritance tax. 

18/10/2018

If you’re covering the joint strategy on pension regulation from the Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter. 

17/10/2018

Recent earnings and inflation figures this week have revealed the state pensions is set to increase by 2.6% thanks to the triple lock as average earnings in the last year have grown at a quicker rate than inflation, which was 2.4% in September.

11/10/2018

If you’re covering the Department for Work and Pensions latest employment figures for those age 50 and over, please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter. 

05/10/2018

If you are looking for Budget predictions and analysis, please see the following commentary from Quilter experts: Jane Goodland, corporate affairs director, highlights the challenging backdrop Jon Greer, head of retirement policy, discusses pension tax relief and rules around pension transfer made while someone is in ill-health Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert, comments on social care, savings and taxation

04/10/2018

If you are covering the ONS statistics released today, which look at earnings, home ownership levels, debt and savings of 18- to 29-year-olds in the UK, please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter. 

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