Often this is specialist advice relating to pension schemes or insurance business, but we also provide expert witness services and other advice on wider issues within our areas of expertise.
With our experience, breadth of technical knowledge and communication skills, we are ideally placed to be expert witnesses and provide other specialist advice. A number of our experts have given evidence in court and many more have prepared expert witness reports under Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. As with all Barnett Waddingham advice, our reports are written in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner and avoid the unnecessary use of jargon. We are an independent firm, wholly owned by the partners, and have a strict policy on conflicts of interest to ensure the integrity of each expert opinion and the independence of the advice given.
We can provide advice on the apportionment of life trusts, pension loss cases for individuals, divorce as well as other projects for companies and individuals which could benefit from actuarial expertise.
With effect from 6 April 2016, the ability for senior staff to make tax-efficient provision for their retirement is being cut back. Here, we look at how senior staff will be affected by the upcoming tax changes.
High earners could find themselves footing large tax bills when a series of changes to pensions tax relief are implemented in April 2016.
The changes to pensions benefits announced in the 2015 Summer budget, which affect the amount of tax paid by higher earners, come into effect in April. Here we outline the key features of the tapered annual allowance (TAA).
Our most recent quarterly newsletter on current and topical pensions issues includes the second Budget of 2015, new requirements for trustees of DC schemes, TPR's Funding Statement and an update on the end of contracting out.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s second Budget of 2015 - the first of this new parliament – included a number of announcements in relation to the taxation of pension savings.
Our most recent quarterly newsletter on current and topical pensions issues includes Budget 2015, DB to DC transfers and pension freedoms, VAT on pension costs and an auto-enrolment update.
Our experience, breadth of technical knowledge and communication skills makes us ideally placed to provide expert witness reports. A number of our experts have given evidence in court and many more have prepared expert witness reports.
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.
In the last set of exam results we are delighted to have two new qualified actuaries and an excellent set of results for our hardworking actuarial students.
The firm has announced today that six of its staff are newly qualified following the latest round of exam results from The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.