Welcome to our latest financial planning edition of Pareto Matters. In this issue we look at:
Inside this issue, the unique combination of tax breaks and flexible access available to pensions makes them a compelling choice when saving for retirement. On page 08 we look at one of the key benefits of saving into a pension rather than another type of savings or investment vehicle – the generous tax relief you’re entitled to receive. Making the most of pension savings involves maximising tax relief and allowances which could substantially boost your retirement savings.
The Covid-19 effect
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a reappraisal of urban living, with increasing numbers fleeing city confines in search of green space. Three million people aged over 50 now plan to relocate in retirement, as a direct result of the pandemic. A year of lockdowns has motivated these over-50s to want to move closer to family and friends, pursue a better quality of life or even move abroad. Turn to page 10.
When you’re planning your retirement income, there are multiple factors to consider. But one factor not to overlook is how much of your retirement income you could lose in taxes. On page 09, new data highlights that retired households lose nearly 14% of their income a year to direct taxes.
Being online more means criminals have a greater opportunity to approach unsuspecting victims with their scams. Online scams can have a devastating financial and emotional impact on victims. Pension scammers are bombarding the public with scam calls, texts and emails and it can be easy to fall victim to such a scam. Turn to page 12 to find out more. A full list of the articles featured in this issue appears opposite.
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