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Why this could be the year of the pension tax relief raid

Rumours suggest the Budget will see Philip Hammond finally get his hands on the billions tied up in it. It is never easy to predict with any degree of certainty what the chancellor may or may not do in his Budget when it comes to pensions.

FCA final report will not be the last word on pension freedoms

Three years on from the start of pension freedoms, there are still concerns being raised about the workings of the system and what the implications might be for consumers over the longer term. Malcolm McLean explores if these concerns really justified.

A new dawn for pensions: can politicians restore trust?

Stephanie Hawthorne, former editor of Pensions World magazine asks Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant, what can politicians do to help restore trust in UK Pensions?

Will the Treasury ever be persuaded to scrap the Lifetime Allowance?

In a Budget remarkable for its lack of attention to pensions, Malcolm McLean explores the government's promise to implement an inflation-linked increase to the LTA.

The Pros and Cons of Pension Freedoms

Our latest blog by Malcolm McLean explores the pros and cons of pension freedoms. Is consumer protection as good as it can be?

No news is good news for pensions

On 22 November, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget for 2017. Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, explores what this means for pensions.

A fairly quiet budget?

A fairly quiet budget is expected for pensions overall on 22 November. Malcolm McLean takes a look at the possible runners and riders.

Big is beautiful - Will consolidation be successful?

Our latest blog by Malcolm McLean looks into the growing trend of bringing organisations together by replacing a number of smaller units with a larger ones. Is the concept of 'big is beautiful' a good one?

Understanding pensions: they’re not rocket science!

Pension Awareness Day is an award-winning campaign which aims to promote the importance of saving for the future. Malcolm McLean shares four possible ways to help improve the public awareness on pensions.

Is pension tax relief reform off the menu? The proof is in the pudding

Malcolm McLean explores the further reform of pension tax relief on the present government’s agenda.

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