One of the few things which pleased me from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has been the return of the Government Actuarial Rate (GAD) returning to 120% for pensioners who wish to use income drawdown or are in a state of income drawdown. With gilt rates being kept artificially low owing to quantative easing it was a poor decision in my opinion. Income Drawdown is an important option for people to consider if they want a phased retirement or are prepared to wait for an improved annuity offer.
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