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Familiarise yourself with the 2023/24 tax allowances & rates


Following the Autumn Statement and the Spring budget, many tax allowances have either been cut or frozen while the Lifetime Allowance charge has been abolished. All the latest figures are available within our 2023/24 tax tables.

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The lifetime allowance and the Spring Budget – what does it all mean?

Although the removal of the LTA tax charge is good news for pension savers, there are aspects of the lifetime allowance system that need further examination. 

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Pension Talk: Unravelling the Spring Budget

In this video, Fidelity’s Paul Richards and Paul Squirrell examine all the pension changes announced in the recent Budget. They explore how the lifetime allowance and PCLS are affected and consider the tax position relating to death benefits. What’s more, they discuss the new allowances for pension contributions and whether clients with existing protections in place can start to make contributions once again.

Topics covered:

00.00 - Introduction and background to the changes
02.04 - Announcements made in the Budget 
03.20 - When the changes come into effect
04.17 - Impact on the lifetime allowance
06.00 - Impact on Pension Commencement Lump Sums (PCLS)
08.16 - Removal of the lifetime allowance charge
10.28 - Tax position relating to death benefits
14.19 - Importance of Expression of Wish forms
15.24 - Potential for the changes to be reversed in the future
18.27 - New allowances for pension contributions
19.57 - Contributions for clients with existing Protection (including carry forward)
24.04 - Pensions and inheritance tax
25.36 - Key takeaways for advisers

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