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Investment Bond launched

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has recently launched a government-backed Investment Bond. The main details of the Bond are as follows:

Pension annual allowance deadline

The deadline for making pension contributions before the end of the financial year is fast approaching. The deadline is 5th April and making the most of your personal allowance is a tax efficient way of structuring your affairs.

New Lifetime ISA

The Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a longer term tax-free account that receives a government bonus. The accounts will be available from 6 April 2017. HMRC have produced a helpful guide on the account. Some of which is reproduced below:

Over £9.2 billion released by pension freedoms

Hundreds of thousands of savers have cashed in £9.2 billion from their pension pots since pension freedoms were introduced in April 2015.

Plans to allow pensioners to sell annuities abandoned

The government has announced that it is shelving plans to allow pensioners to sell their annuities for a lump sum.

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