What high earners need to know about the tapered annual allowance

The annual allowance is a limit to the total amount of contributions that can be paid to defined contribution pension schemes and the total amount of benefits that you can build up in defined benefit pension scheme each year, for tax relief purposes.


Spain’s Caixa boosts risk off allocation

Caixa’s equities allocation generated a loss of 8.6 per cent in 2018 compared with a 10.5 per cent gain in 2017, of that, Eurozone equities lost 14.8 per cent while its frontier markets allocation fell 15.1 per cent.


AJ Bell inflows fall as DB transfers slow down

The platform added 10,000 new customers during the quarter, to bring the total to more than 200,000, with assets under administration on the platform rising by 9 per cent to £40.6bn.


Report: Pension de-risking 2019

It will be increasingly important for those interested in de-risking to be ahead of the curve as the dynamics in the market change.


Top bosses forced into pensions climbdown

This weekend British Gas owner Centrica, property giant British Land, energy network National Grid, ­plumbing distributor Ferguson and rental company Ashtead are understood to be reviewing their executive pension policies with a view to cutting payout


Seven myths about pensions busted

Automatic enrolment started in autumn 2012, amid concerns people were living for longer but not saving enough for their later years.