Category Archives: Treasury consultation

Early pensions access: how to do it

Four options for allowing early pension access are set out in the Treasury’s consultation paper on early access to pension savings. In my last post, I looked at the non-starters. This time round, the clear winner for defined contribution schemes: … Continue reading

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Early pensions access: how not to do it

Four options for allowing early pension access are set out in the Treasury’s consultation paper on early access to pension savings. The method of allowing early access is also important to its success. These 3 don’t make my cut: “A … Continue reading

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Early pension access: to boost pensions saving or alleviate hardship?

In the Treasury’s consultation paper on early access to pension savings they consider introducing this option for two reasons: as an incentive to boost pensions saving and as a means to alleviate certain cases of hardship. In a previous blog … Continue reading

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What trees in conservation areas have to teach pension policymakers

If you’ve never had a problem with a tree in a conservation area, you’ll straight away be wondering where on earth I’m going with this. Don’t worry, it’s simple to explain. If you own a house in a conservation area … Continue reading

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