We act as a professional trustee of our SSASs to ensure the scheme is kept compliant with tax legislation and our co-trustees are kept informed of latest developments. As part of this service, we provide scheme administration including dealing with regulatory returns as well as member and investment transactions.
With over 2,170 current clients, we have built up a huge amount of experience in dealing with these schemes and the variety of investments that are held within them. Our clients own over 2,750 commercial properties within their portfolios and every year we agree to around 80 loans back to a business owner’s company.
Our SSAS clients include:
For some clients, we simply act as scheme practitioner, essentially being an appointed agent to act for the trustees to submit regulatory returns. We are happy to provide consultancy advice to trustees, noticeably where there has been an issue with non-compliance with rules in the past. We no longer set up schemes unless we are appointed as professional trustee given the new HMRC requirement that essentially means there needs to be a skilled pension person associated with the scheme.
We have been awarded a 'silver’ rating by independent assessor Investor in Customers - awarded as a result of an independent assessment of excellence in the field of customer service and customer relationships.
In June, the FCA published their “Retirement Outcomes Review – Final Report”, which followed from the Interim Report they issued last year. Their Report was accompanied by a Consultation Paper, entitled “Proposed changes to our rules and guidance”.
HM Treasury’s Open Consultation on Pension Scams was published on 5 December 2016. Amongst other things, it proposed that all cold-calls to consumers regarding pensions should be banned; potentially including e-mails and texts.
Nilesh Shah, Associate, outlines the need to utilise any unused annual allowance before it is too late.
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.
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.
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.
The tax year end is the time when most people examine their personal and company finances. To help professional advisers be ready for client questions at a time when every minute counts and we’re hosting a live webinar with a strong technical focus.
A short round-up of topical matters regarding pensions; particularly given the political and economic backdrop arising from the General Election result, and the start of the Brexit negotiations.
Join our interactive webinar hosted by Self-Invested Technical Specialist, James Jones-Tinsley to hear about hot topics and current issues, from pensions tax relief and the tapering of the Annual Allowance, to pensions freedoms and death benefits.
Using pension savings to purchase a commercial property to “leaseback” to a company, is often a useful way to provide that company with a welcome cash injection.
Limited companies may be liable to a Corporation Tax bill when selling commercial property. Similarly, an individual may incur a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability on corresponding gains.
A pension scam warning about how we saved two SSAS clients £100,000 without them doing anything - because our signature was needed to action the transaction.
For the sixth consecutive year, we are delighted to have been 'Highly Commended' as Best SSAS Provider at the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards.
The FCA have today, published the Retirement Outcomes Review: Proposed changes to our rules and guidance, James Jones-Tinsley, self-invested technical specialist, thinks a number of the ‘findings’ are ‘stating the obvious’.
Company assessment specialist AKG have awarded our SIPP business a rating of ‘B’ for the second consecutive year, meaning our financial strength has been deemed ‘strong’.