It will soon be against the law to let out a property with an Energy Performance Asset Rating in the two lowest bands, F and G. James Jones-Tinsley discusses the changes that will start to take place on 1 April 2018 and the actions you need to take.
When Theresa May called a snap General Election in April, few would have envisaged the outcome resulting in a hung parliament and no Conservative majority. So where does this leave Pensions? James Jones-TInsley explores...
Eight months on from the introduction of Capital Adequacy for SIPP providers, James Jones-Tinsley provides an overview of some of the practical challenges that both operators and clients have faced
SSASs are able to purchase commercial property as well as commercial and agricultural land. This briefing note summarises the main issues which the trustees of a SSAS should consider when undertaking an investment in property.
We discuss key points arising from our recent self-invested pensions seminars, including a resume of what has occurred in self-invested pensions and pension planning for those about to draw or who are already drawing benefits from their pension fund.
Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that pays particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.
Today, Barnett Waddingham launches a creative agency, DrumRoll, to change the way employers communicate and engage with their workforce.
To support continued business growth, we are proud to announce the promotion of six of our associates to partners and 12 of our staff to associates.
Barnett Waddingham is delighted to have been named Third-party Administrator of the year at the 2017 Pension and Investment Provider Awards (PIPA).
Our annual survey of FTSE100 pension disclosures shows deficit levels have not improved as anticipated. Despite significant contributions made by scheme sponsors and a decrease of £15bn in the deficit last year, the overall remained at around £20bn.
This survey looks at constituent companies of the Scandinavian OMX Share Index that have UK subsidiary companies that participate in DB pension schemes and covers 18 companies with an aggregate of around £5.9bn of UK pension liabilities between them.
This survey looks at constituent companies of the Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes and covers 13 Southern European companies with around £39bn of UK pension liabilities between them.
The FCA has added physical gold Bullion to its list of ‘standard assets', and is the only physical commodity allowed in a SIPP or SSAS. This case study shows how an investor can end up with commodities other than gold Bullion in a self-invested pension.
Without warning, new Government Actuary’s Department tables for capped drawdown suddenly appeared from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on 18 January 2017. This case study reviews what impact changes to the GAD tables might have on 65 year old Donald.
Employer loan-backs are the unique feature of a SSAS. As the following case study serves to illustrate, SSAS loan-backs continue to offer an alternative source of finance for businesses, and an attractive investment for the SSAS member trustees.
The FCA has today published a consultation - Advising on Pension Transfers, there are some comments on pension scams and the quality of life. Our spokesperson and Associate, Brian Thorne comments on the report.
Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, reflects on the quietest Queen’s Speech for pensions in years.
Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, thinks “The FCA is clearly trying to walk a bit of a tightrope in this tricky area of pension transfers”, following the publication of their consultation Advising on Pension Transfers.