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Pensions & SIPPs

How the latest plans for pension reforms affect you

By Katie Morley , 23 July 2014

If you're close to retirement then you need to be up to speed on the government's plans for its radical pension reforms. More details were announced this week.

How the latest plans for pension reforms affect you

How to use Isas to improve your pension drawdown income

Drawdown investors can use their basic rate tax bands to the maximum and invest the surplus in Isas to improve overall income. Here's an example of how it's done.


Investment trust portfolio with high growth expectations

Will our reader be able to double his investment trust-focused portfolio in 7 years? Our experts disagree on whether this is possible

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