Queen’s Speech confirms massive pensions overhaul

The Queen’s speech confirmed that pension reform will ‘give individuals the freedom and choice to access their pension as they see fit, with the biggest change to the way people are able to access their pension in almost a century’ (Chowdhury 2014). The speech discussed the overhaul of the pension system as well as legislation to introduce new CDC rules. Individuals will be able to withdraw money from their defined contributions pot after the age of 55 as and when they wish and only pay their marginal rate of tax. Withdrawals can be structured to reduce tax charges. Annuity’s need
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