Will your pension last?

Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) has published a “Class of 2021” report, based on a survey of 2000 adults who plan to retire within 12 months. SLA found that almost two in five (37%) of people who are close to retirement have accelerated retirement due to the coronavirus pandemic, but worryingly also identified that two thirds […]

Tax Year End

Tax Year End – 5th April 2021 It’s that time of the year again and what a year it’s been. We’re going to skip the usual reminders of bagging your Individual Savings Account allowances, banking your Capital Gains Tax allowances, utilising your annual Inheritance Tax gifting allowances and maximising the amazing annual income tax reliefs […]

Pension access from 55 to increase

In  2014 the government announced that the ability to access schemes such as personal pensions would be subject to a general restriction of no earlier than ten years before prevailing state retirement age. Whilst the framework for this established was established in legislation, the start date has been conspicuously missing, although with planned increases in […]

Red Card!

Spurious correlations? We spend a lot of time looking at numbers and the relationship between different sets of data, that’s part of our job. Sadly it gets addictive and we’re always open to new interesting datasets and the curious correlations they show. For example, did you know that in the US State of Maine, there […]

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