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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222
Our expert help for senior individuals on their pension arrangements, includes the need to deal with the ongoing implications of changes to pensions taxation and the issues and options that individuals should consider.

We recognise the complexity surrounding the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance and regularly help clients in this planning, alongside other issues such as income withdrawal, phased retirement and general retirement planning issues. 

As well as advising individuals directly, we work with many corporates in developing their retirement strategies to ensure that they provide a mutual advantage to the employer and the executives alike.   Much of this advice tends to focus on providing guidance on opt-outs and compensation levels.

Our professional advice is tailored to your specific needs, fully independent and not geared to promotion of any product.

Significant experience
  • reviews of pension arrangements of senior staff at various organisations, including Banks, Insurers, Universities, Local Authorities, County Councils and Private Schools
  • guidance on setting up unfunded and unapproved pension arrangements

Any regulated investment advice will be provided by a consultant who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

"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 advice."
Martin Potter - Director

“When I needed some technical pensions advice, Bhargaw and his team provided excellent work throughout. Bhargaw showed a deep and detailed knowledge of the intricacies and complications of the interaction of tax, the timing of when to start to receive a pension, how much to take as a lump sum and complex pension regulations.”
David Miles

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