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Budget 2008 - Pensions

There appear to be no dramatic new announcements relating to pension planning in this budget. As previously announced the annual allowance increases to £235,000 for 2008/09. The lifetime allowance becomes £1,650,000.

Individuals who have not reviewed their pension arrangements since the 2006 'Pension Simplification' should do so now. In particular transitional protection against the effects of the lifetime allowance can be applied for. The deadline for applying for this protection is 5th April 2009.



Date: 12th March, 2008
Author: Tony Slocombe


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