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At LV=, we have a qualified and experienced Technical Team who work hard to make more complex areas of financial planning easy to understand.

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Earmarking was introduced by The Pensions Act 1995. It can be used for divorce petitions presented on or after 1 July 1996 (10 August 1996 in Northern Ireland and 19 August 1996 in Scotland), where the relevant pension benefits come into payment on or after 6 April 1997. 
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When the lifetime allowance (LTA) was introduced, a lifetime allowance excess could be taken as a lump sum (with a 55% tax charge) or used to provide taxable pension income (with a 25% tax charge). 
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On 29 September 2014, the Government announced changes that would allow anyone to inherit a pension fund on death without incurring a 55% tax charge.
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