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Pensions on the house?
Helen Visvikis
Helen wanted to know if a property pension would be good for her

BBC Radio 4's Inside Money 2005 was broadcast on Saturday, 30 July at 1204 BST.

The programme was repeated on Monday, 1 August, 2005 at 1502 BST.

Britons have long been obsessed with bricks and mortar. But there is a revolution in store.

From April 2006 you will be able to buy residential property through your pension and get a generous tax break from the government to do it.

This shake-up has created a stir in the media. Some property companies are using the changes to lure new buyers.

And pensions providers have been inundated with queries from the public wanting to know how to get in on the action.

But amidst the hype, Inside Money asks who it is really suitable for, and what are the risks?

Listener Helen Visvikis joined presenter Lesley Curwen to see if this new property pension could work for her.

Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Listener: Helen Visvikis
Producer: Samantha Washington


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