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Pension freedoms help funds soar to £50,000  
Pension freedoms help retirement funds of people soar to £50,000
Research from Aegon show pension freedoms have helped people increase their savings to pensions with average retirement fund size increasing to £50,000 since April 2015.
Drawdown to rise with higher State pension age  
Drawdown demand likely to increase with rise in State pension age
Demand for flexi-access drawdown is likely to increase if the State pension age is increased to age 70 as people retiring before this age make short term plans for their income.
Pension freedoms tax receipts are £1.5bn  
Pension freedoms tax receipts exceed HMRC expectations at £1.5bn
Pensions freedoms has raised significantly more tax for the HMRC than the government had expected with £1.5bn compared to the original estimate of only £300m.
Other annuity news
Best annuity rates fall as investor seek safe havens sending yields lower
Best annuity rates reduced by 1.91% in February following political uncertainty in Europe and worries over Trump's economic policies.
Annuity income increases up to 18% in five months since all time low
Annuity income recover since reaching an all time low in August 2016 after the Brexit vote and is now 18% higher following a rise in gilt yields.
Pension advice allowance of £1,500 to launch in April by government
The government confirmed a new pension advice allowance from April so savers can pay for up to £1,500 of financial advice..
Flexi-access drawdown will be used by 130,000 people says HMRC
HM Revenue and Customs have said the new flexi-access drawdown funds will be used by 130,000 people from April 2015.
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