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Annuities News 2017 - Quarter 1
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News for the quarter:
Pension freedoms tax receipts are £1.5bn Pension freedoms tax receipts exceed HMRC expectations at £1.5bn
24 March 2017: Pensions freedoms has raised more tax than expected compared to the original estimate.
Annuity Rates March 2017 Annuity rates vs gilt yields - March 2017
9 March 2017: Uncertainty about European politics sees investors buy gilts and bonds sending the price higher and yields lower with annuity rates falling.
Best annuity rates fall Best annuity rates fall as investor seek safe havens sending yields lower
7 March 2017: Best annuity rates reduced by 1.91% in February following political uncertainty.
Pension advice allowance Pension advice allowance of £1,500 to launch in April by government
3 March 2017: The government confirmed the pension advice allowance so savers can pay for advice.
Annuity Rates February 2017 Annuity rates vs gilt yields - February 2017
9 February 2017: Gilt yields end 17 basis points higher with signs of rising inflation and annuity rates continue upwards for the fifth consecutive month.
Annuity income increase since all time low Annuity income increases up to 18% in five months since all time low
6 February 2017: Annuity income is now 18% higher than all time low following a rise in gilt yields.
Drawdown gain from rise in equity markets Flexi-access drawdown gain with 23% rise in UK equity markets
13 January 2017: Drawdown members have benefited from the 23% rise in equity markets in the last year.
Annuity Rates January 2017 Annuity rates vs gilt yields - January 2017
9 January 2017: Providers increased the latest annuities after the 15-year gilt yields rise 18 basis points following investor selloff of US bonds.
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