More than 4,500 pension scheme members breached the lifetime allowance in the 2017/18 tax year, an increase of 36% from the year before, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
In data published today (26 September), the tax office revealed these savers had paid around £185m in charges as a result of the breach, up 29% from 2016/17. Meanwhile, a further 37,300 members exceeded...
This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) saw its profits fall by a third in its first-half results as revenue fell, but redemptions from its strategies fell to the lowest level since the firm's blockbuster 2017 merger.
Phoenix Group has reported a £36m increase in group operating profit in the first six months of this year, as well as strong cash generation of £433m.
Aviva’s operating profit fell by 11% in the first half of the year as Covid-19 hit business activity, although a growth in bulk annuity sales partially offset the drop.
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