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Treasury minister rejects idea of extending pension freedoms to existing annuity buyers

A UK Treasury minister has dismissed pension minister Steve Webb's plans to allow individuals who have bought annuity products to exit from those transactions and gain access to their retirement savings. 19 Nov 2014

UK government may have "grossly underestimated" potential tax avoidance implications of new pension freedoms

The UK government may have "grossly underestimated" workers' desire to pay a larger proportion of their salaries towards their pension savings once access restrictions are removed, according to an employee benefits consultancy. 05 Nov 2014

Government and industry set out "encouraging progress" towards a longer-term UK investment culture

Recent reforms by government, regulators and industry has given the UK what it needs to deliver lasting changes to corporate culture, two years after the publication of an influential report on ending market short-termism, the business secretary has said.... 30 Oct 2014

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Pension matters have become a major issue for employers, trustees, public sector bodies and financial institutions in recent years. Using Pinsent Masons means you use one of the strongest pensions law teams in Europe. Over 70 lawyers, paralegals and trust administrators, working collegiately out of offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester, offering clear, practical and cost-effective advice.

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