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Is there a summer tax storm on the way?

Following the surprise return of a majority Conservative Government, George Osborne announced at the weekend that he will deliver a second budget statement on July 8th this year. The need for such…

Budget (4): Fit For Work

The only loose end from yesterday’s budget speech is that of Fit For Work – the government funded service which will provide an independent assessment of employees who are absent from work for…

Budget 2015 (1): Pension changes

We don’t have supporting Budget documents yet, but it largely looks like the two key pension announcements of the speech will follow the lines of this week pre-speech leaks. They are:…

On the way down?

Although we won’t know for certain until after this morning’s Budget speech has been delivered, leaked reports yesterday suggested that the Pensions Lifetime Allowance for savings is set to decrease…

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggests that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement.  So what are we…

Autumn Statement (2): Blink and you missed it…

It’s only one line in the speech, but an important one: “I am taking measures to prevent:  ….payments of benefits in lieu of salary” Whilst I don’t yet know for…

The Chancellor’s autumn statement: What to expect for Employee Benefits?

George Osborne will take to his hind legs later this week to deliver his autumn budget statement. But will there be any significant announcements regarding employee benefits included in the…

Freedom of Pensions – Our update

Jelf Employee Benefits have produced an official update regarding the Freedom of Pensions announcements this week. If you would like to view this, please follow the link below: Freedom of Pensions Update Document…

Another fine mess…

In the noughties we passed through the red-tape joke that was pensions “simplification”.  Many readers will be aware that this exercise ultimately produced a legislation landscape that is perhaps more…

Overtaken by events?

Yesterday, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published the Government Response to the Consultation “Reshaping workplace pensions for future generations”.  To see the full document follow this link:  Reshaping…