UK pension freedom withdrawals top £30bn

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Some 327,000 people accessed their retirement savings using pension freedom rules withdrawing £2.4bn in the third quarter of the year, latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reveal. Latest HMRC flexible payment statistics showed a 27% increase in the number of people stripping out cash from their pensions compared to the same quarter of 2018 (258,000 people) and a 21% increase in the value of payments (£2bn in 2018).  Overall, since pension freedom was introduced in April 2015 some £30.74bn has been extracted from pension funds. Pension freedom, introduced by then-Chancell...

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