We work with our clients in developing their retirement strategies for their senior staff to ensure it is mutually advantageous to both the employer and their senior staff.
We also help senior individuals on their own pension arrangements. This includes the need to deal with the ongoing implications of changes to pensions taxation legislation.
We recognise the complexity surrounding the changes to Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance and regularly help clients in this planning, alongside general retirement planning issues.
Our professional service is tailored to our clients’ specific needs, fully independent and not geared to promotion of any product.
The members of the Executive Pensions team have many years experience of dealing with both private and public sector pension schemes.
Reviews of pension arrangements of senior staff at:
"Bhargaw Buddhdev has been advising the senior management team of EPR for
a few years. He has helped the Directors with their pension planning by
explaining the details of the numerous and complex pension taxation issues in a
way that they understand. In the last year, whilst I was planning my own
retirement, he has supported me to make informed choices using his vast
knowledge and experience of advising other senior individuals. I had both
defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements and he guided me
through the process of drawing benefits in a tax efficient manner. He was happy
to provide his advice in detailed written reports which were clearly set out.
He is very ably supported by his team (especially Nilesh Shah) which enables
him to provide cost effective advice to his clients. I would definitely
recommend Bhargaw and his firm to anyone looking for professional pensions
Martin Potter - Director
“Bhargaw provided a bespoke pensions seminar for our Executive Team and without doubt it proved to be one of the most useful interactive sessions the team had benefitted from for a long time. Bhargaw’s calm personality, his focussed approach and his comprehensive knowledge and understanding of pensions, investments and taxation proved to be beneficial from both a business perspective and from the individual viewpoint. If you want the complex world of pensions and pension taxation to be made significantly easier to understand, speak to Bhargaw”Mike Gatrell
South Essex Homes
Since its introduction, LTA has effectively capped the amount of tax-relievable savings that individuals can build up in registered pension arrangements. We look at the lessons to be learnt and the way you can avoid losing a protected pensions allowance.
From Brexit to Safeway via the Lifetime Allowance – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out an ‘A - Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this spring.
John Cormell focuses on our approach in considering the specifics of each scheme and to only implement GMP equalisation in transfer values where appropriate and agreed by the trustees.
Our Executive Pensions team has considerable experience in advising head teachers and senior staff on their pension benefits. This briefing note covers recent, substantial changes in the pensions legislation directly affecting such high-earners.
Our Executive Pensions team have extensive experience of both TPS and LGPS and are ideally placed to assist schools and Head Teachers with the decision as to which pension arrangement would be best for the school and their new Executive Head Teacher.
We have developed a streamlined process to carry out GMP equalisation and potentially conversion and simplification too. An outline of what this will look like is available to download.
High earners face large additional tax bills on the build-up of their pension after 6 April 2016. How have employers responded to these changes and what should they be thinking about post April 2016?
We were asked to advise a leading University in relation to its senior staff. Particular issues arose with one senior staff member with long service and he had exceeded the Annual Allowance (AA) (£50,000) in each of the last 3 tax years.
We were asked to advise a Managing Director of a leading global company who was expected to lose Enhanced Protection because of on-going benefit accrual. The pension issues were complex and required an urgent decision.
We were appointed by an executive who faced the prospect of a lifetime allowance (LTA) charge because her benefits at normal retirement date would exceed the LTA.
Barnett Waddingham has announced the promotion of three of its staff to the position of partner and 15 to associate, ensuring continued business growth and success.
A raffle held at the Barnett Waddingham staff Christmas party has helped to raise additional financial support for Crisis at Christmas – the charity that aims to end homelessness and help change people’s lives for the better.
Barnett Waddingham has today announced that the number of properties under administration within its SIPP business has exceeded 1,000 for the first time.