The government is seeking views on whether retirement savers are aware of when independent financial advice must be taken before accessing their pots, following the pension freedoms introduced in April.
The government has outlined three options to cap ‘excessive’ pension scheme early exit fees.
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Members of the work and pensions select committee are to launch an inquiry into advice and guidance available to retirees following pensions freedom to ensure people are not “ripped off” when accessing their pots.
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