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Posts Tagged: Pensions and retirement
Capped care home fees. Better help for rape victims. 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Reduced number of pension qualifying years for women. And more.
Ryan Bourne: The second urgent election issue on which the parties are silent. Where will they make most of their cuts?
It seems that during the campaign both parties will be specific on many small items but less specific on big cuts.
It is a costly fiscal transfer from the broad body of taxpayers to the rich and old.
Labour plans new taxes on your family home and your pension – and he and Balls would like to tax death too.
Three of his priorities are jobs, housing and retirement. Our three are homes, jobs and savings.
How the deficit is to be reduced matters far, far more than how it is calculated.
There was also a shout-out for his annuity changes.
Bearing down on free bus passes, the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences might be symbolic – but it’s also important.
Some members of the Tory family think the Chancellor isn’t part of it. But the Autumn Statement showed that no-one is working harder for its future.
The Government should return to allowing contracting out of the public system in return for a rebate on national insurance contributions.
Eight proposals to reform the system.
Now people have more freedom over their pension, they need more information, ministers argue.
Change should move in the direction of creating a more coherent system rather than even more complexity.
Mark Hoban MP: Pensions tax relief should reward those on lower incomes who do the right thing by saving
The Government needs to build on the Chancellor’s budget announcement with a new digital advice service – and restructured tax relief.