Tags: SPA

Sonel Mehta: Linking State Pension Age to Life Expectancy is unfair

With the government having announced an increase to State Pension Age (SPA) to 69, several things spring to mind. Less than four years ago, SPA for women was 60. It was meant to equalise to the male SPA of 65 in gradual steps between 2010 and 2020, which were steepened for equalisation to be achieved…

Tax reforms high on the agenda

The Government is continuing with its focus of reducing the deficit by announcing a range of tax reforms. After weeks of speculation, George Osborne has confirmed that the 50p additional tax rate will fall to 45p from April 2013. He also declared that the personal tax allowance will increase by a further £1,105 to £9,205…