Topping Up Your State Pension

Topping Up Your State Pension

Topping up your State Pension before you get to your State Pension Age could give a significant boost to your retirement income for the amount it costs.   For a relatively small one-off payment, you could increase your State Pension for the rest of your life.   In...
State Pension Tax

State Pension Tax

State Pension tax is another form of tax we will all likely face at some point in our retirement. But what is State Pension tax and how much might you pay? In this article we’ll explain what the State Pension is, how it’s taxed and how you can use other pensions to...
Rules on qualifying for the State Pension

Rules on qualifying for the State Pension

I think most people are probably aware what the State Pension is but are probably less familiar with the rules on qualifying for the State Pension. Just in case you don’t know what the State Pension is, let me explain briefly. When you reach the State Pension...
What happens to your pension when you leave the UK

What happens to your pension when you leave the UK

If you are planning to move abroad, whether it’s for a few years or longer term you may not have considered what happens to your pension when you leave the UK. This is something you really should consider and be clear on. If you have been paying into a pension for 10...
Moving abroad and tax

Moving abroad and tax

For many of us, living in a foreign country, particularly somewhere warmer than the UK, is one of life’s ultimate dreams, but understanding moving abroad and tax is not easy. If you are close to achieving this dream and making it a reality, it is likely that you have...