16 January 2020

Treasury recommendations are a sticking plaster solution to pension tax reform

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

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Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London comments on today’s story in The Times which says HM Treasury intends to raise the threshold at which the tapered annual allowance kicks in.

“While this news will be good for some in reality it is further evidence of HM Treasury choosing to tinker at the edges rather than tackle the source of the problem which is that the taper must be scrapped. In short this is like using a sticking plaster in place of major surgery – we need reform of pension tax relief.”

 

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