Month: December 2020

Born after 1970? This little known Pension change could impact your plans.

Author: Jon Doyle December 9, 2020 In Blog, Personal Finance, Retirement
From 2028, you won’t be able to access your Personal Pension until the age of 57. The government’s decision could affect your retirement plans and it’s important to review what it means for your future.

The World In A Week 88 – Fishing For A Solution

Author: Jon Doyle December 8, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
We have had Brexit looming in the background, with its 11 month countdown, since we officially left the European Union on 31st January 2020. Will we see a deal brokered at the 11th hour? The most recent sticking point does seem to focus on EU fishing rights in UK waters, but this illustrates the difficulty in solving disagreements over fair competition rules and the UK demonstrating it has regained its sovereignty.

Should You Take A Tax-Free Lump Sum From Your Pension?

Author: Jon Doyle December 2, 2020 In Blog, Investments, Personal Finance, Retirement
Your 55th birthday, rising to 57 in 2028, often marks being able to access your pension for the first time. The opportunity to take a 25% lump sum tax-free is certainly attractive and can be too tempting to resist. But it’s not a decision to take lightly and it isn’t the right move for everyone.

The World In A Week 87 – Will The Year End In Tiers?

Author: Jon Doyle December 2, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
As the UK is set to phase out of its month-long lockdown, new tiers have been established which see much of the UK either remain or fall into tighter restrictions as we head into the festive period. Most of the North has been placed in tier three with London being in tier two.