A blight on your pensions

Phillipps, James
June 2009
Corporate Adviser;Jun2009, p22
The article focuses on the author's views on the British government's proposals to restrict tax relief on pension contributions for high earners. The author asserts that the measures will result to tax relief being decreased from 40 to 20 percent from 2011. He believes that these changes will continue to provide a lot of work for corporate advisers, but the toughest job they will face is convincing clients to stay with pensions.


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