The beneficiaries flexi-access drawdown conundrum

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A quick overview

Paul Kennedy and Paul Squirrell, our tax and pension experts, discuss pitfalls and issues to be considered with the payment of beneficiaries flexi-access drawdown death benefits.

11-minute watch

This video was recorded prior to implementation of social distancing measures.

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