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For some reason unbeknown to me people don’t celebrate the new tax year in the same way they do the new calendar year. Much to my disappointment there are no parties, fireworks or singing of Auld Lang Syne and my lobbying for even a single bank holiday for the new tax year’s day (let alone the two the Scottish get for the calendar new year) seem to be falling on deaf ears! The other thing that I think should happen is New Tax Year’s resolutions. Here are my suggestions to start with:

Start saving for your retirement – the longer you put this off the more it is going to cost you in the long run. Unless you’re going to be able to survive on £7,000 a year from the government and a small amount extra through your auto-enrolment pension, you’re going to have to take responsibility for yourself and get saving.

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Business and Development Manager for Scottish Life Jamie Clark, has today been quoted in Money Marketing as saying " It is looking like the industry is going to be able to meet the auto-enrolment capacity crunch but for it to be a success it is vital that employers are convinced of the need to start preparing early." His focus on employers being under prepared for auto-enrolment and not fully understanding the implications for them is something we agree with. 

 

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According to a former government adviser “The mis-selling of annuities could be at least as big as the mis-selling of payment protection insurance”. Annuities aren’t inherently a bad product but like most mis-sold products they can be the wrong product for the wrong person or bought from the wrong provider with the wrong options.

The first thing to decide is whether an annuity is the correct option for you or if you would be better off with ‘pension drawdown’ where you leave the fund invested and draw from it.

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