Other Types of Pensions
In recent years the pensions industry has become more advanced in terms of the flexibility of investments available and the structure of the actual pension arrangements.
This is an area of constant change and we recommend regularly reviewing your pension provision to plan for a secure and enjoyable retirement
The complex nature of a SIPP means that it is not suitable for all investors. Often, the benefits of ‘self-investment’ are only advantageous to people with very large funds and/or investors with some level of sophistication when it comes to investment decisions. Often, there are additional charges for arranging and dealing within a SIPP and these charges would erode smaller funds quickly.
The benefits of using a SIPP include being able to invest in:
- Stocks and shares listed or dealt on an Inland Revenue recognised stock exchange, including AIM
- Stock exchanges that are not recognised by HMRC
- Unit trusts, Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs)
- Warrants, covered warrants
- Government stock and fixed interest stock
- Unquoted shares
- Commercial property
- Property funds.
We will be able to provide more details and make a recommendation based on your circumstances.
All monies invested into your fund grow free of Capital Gains Tax, and the contributions you make are enhanced by Income Tax relief at source. For example, if you invest £80, the government adds on tax relief (currently 20%) to enhance your contribution to £100. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim additional relief through your PAYE coding. An Annual Allowance of up to £40,000 is available as well as the possibility of utilising potential carry forward of unused Annual Allowances.
A personal pension is an arrangement made in your name over which you have personal control. You can alter your contributions, suspend them, or stop them completely. Contributions are restricted to £4,000 under these plans where an individual has already flexibly accessed any income under another money purchase plan.
You will be eligible to take 25% of your accumulated fund tax-free when you retire, the earliest age being from 55. There are a range of options when you decide to take benefits such as purchasing an annuity or electing capped or flexible drawdown.
Personal Pensions usually offer a range of investment mediums to suit your attitude to investment risk, and you can change your investment at any time.
Stakeholder pensions are similar to personal pensions, but have their charges capped at 1.5% for the first 10 years, reducing to 1% thereafter. Whilst stakeholders are generally considered a little cheaper than personal pensions, investment choices may be restricted.
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Pensions are a long-term investment. You may get back less than you put in. Pensions can be and are subject to tax and regulatory change; therefore, the tax treatment of pension benefits can and may change in the future.
Past performance should not be taken as a guide to future performance. The underlying value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up, and you may not recover the full amount of your original investment.