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12 December 2018 last updated
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Retirement income down  
Retirement income down 14% with falls in equity and gilt yields
Recent Brexit turmoil has sent investors to the safety of gilts and bonds combines with volatility in global equity markets results in retirement income down 14.5% since the summer.
Pension drawdown withdrawals hit record high  
Pension drawdown withdrawals hit record high of £5.9 billion
New data from HMRC shows pension drawdown numbers hit record numbers as freedoms have given people retiring access cash rather than an annuity.
Annuity income hit by volatility  
Annuity income hit by volatility in global equity and gilts market
Recent falls in equity markets and gilt yields has made buying annuities more difficult as pension fund values are lower reducing the lifetime income from an annuity.
Other annuity news
Pension annuities fall as US tariffs creates economic uncertainty
Pension annuity rates fall -1.27% as tension remains high over economic impact of US tariffs on Turkey and action to be taken by China.
Retirement income hits ten year high rising 37% since Brexit vote
Retirement income is at the highest level since the financial crisis rising 37% after Brexit due to strong equity markets and higher annuity rates.
A fifth of people over 50 to use their property to fund retirement
Property is increasing playing a part in retirement with a fifth of people over the age of 50 plan to use wealth accumulated in their property.
Flexi-access drawdown will be used by 130,000 people says HMRC
HM Revenue and Customs have said the new flexi-access drawdown funds will be used by 130,000 people from April 2015.
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