Under the pension freedoms rules introduced in April 2015, once you reach the age of 55, you can now take your entire pension pot as cash in one go if you wish.
2018 to 2019 could be the last tax year it may be possible for high earners to use a carry forward allowance of £40k.
The end of the tax year on 5 April is fast approaching, so make sure you’ve made the most of your annual allowances before it’s too late. No matter what, why or how you want to save and invest, an Individual Savings Account (ISA) could help make your money work harder for you.
If you are looking for a balance of flexibility and security to suit your circumstances, you could consider blending your retirement options. You don’t have to choose one option when deciding how to access your pension pot – you could set up a combination of options to suit you.
At this time of year, we think about New Year’s resolutions, and it’s also a good time to start planning our tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5 April.
The earlier you commit to an investment strategy, the longer your money can work in the market. However, the world is an uncertain place at the moment.
Although we all have different goals, there are some key goals that we’ll have in common, especially when it comes to retirement.
Our managing partner, Laurence Turner, has been in financial services since May 1986 and has been authorised to give advice on and transact occupational pension transfers for decades.