Inflation linked Annuities: the case for and against

Inflation has been front page news recently as figures have shown it has risen to the highest level in a generation. It is also generally accepted that the inflation rate suffered by older generations is higher than both published measures. So, case closed, an Inflation Linked Annuity must be bought every time? Well, maybe not. Given the headlines that the latest inflation figures made we thought we’d take a look at the case for and against Inflation Linked Annuities. The case for Erosion of income The effects of inflation can be startling and there is no doubt that it erodes a level or fixed ...