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Briefings: Self-invested pensions

How employers can use DB SSASs to reward key employees

Despite the trend to move away from DB in favour of more flexible DC arrangements, employers wanting to maximise provision of benefits for employees without breaching the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance limits may find a DB SSAS suits their needs.

Taxation of pension death benefits

A detailed look at the rules regarding the taxation of pension death benefits with effect from 6 April 2015.

Can SIPPs and SSASs buy listed buildings?

Owning listed properties can come with additional complications. However, these are not insurmountable, even in a self-invested pension.

Advice on DB transfers under the spotlight

As the FCA announce a major policy statement on improving the quality of pension transfer advice, we take stock of the situation, look past incendiary headlines and find positive signs in an important area.

Options for drawing benefits from a self-invested pension

You spend a long time building up a pension fund that is big enough to support you throughout your years in retirement. The choices you make about how and when you draw benefits from your pension fund will determine how much value you get out of it.

Seven things all property owners need to know about EPCs

Legislation changed on 1 April to prevent properties with an EPC rating below level “E” from being let to new tenants, and to existing leases from April 2023. These changes open up a number of questions - we’ve highlighted seven things you need to know.

How long should I stay in drawdown?

Pension rules now allow individuals to remain in drawdown for life. However, as you get older, or if your circumstances change, it is important to look at whether drawdown is still right for you.

AA and LTA changes - key points you need to know

This briefing highlights the key changes to the annual allowance (AA) and lifetime allowance (LTA) that came into force from 6 April 2016.

Drawing benefits from a SSAS

This guide contains everything you need to know about drawing benefits from a typical money purchase SSAS set up on Barnett Waddingham’s standard rules. From details about the LTA and Capped Drawdown to taking a tax-free lump sum and the MPAA.

Flexi-Access Drawdown

From 6 April 2015, the method of providing drawdown income for those not already in drawdown will be from a Flexi-Access Drawdown fund.This technical briefing details the rules regarding Flexi-Access Drawdown.

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