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Barnett Waddingham
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A Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) lets you save for retirement whilst keeping an unprecedented level of control on how your money is invested and looked after.

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:

  • business owners interested in succession planning
  • entrepreneurs wanting to invest pension savings in their business
  • high net worth individuals seeking more control over their pension savings
  • adventurous investors wanting access to more unusual investments

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.

Investor in Customers

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.

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  • Picture for How to prevent penalties for sole trustee SSASs and FURBS
    How to prevent penalties for sole trustee SSASs and FURBS

    Clients who act as sole trustee to their SSAS or FURBS are unknowingly storing up potential problems for their families after their death, which could easily be avoided by some simple planning now.

  • Picture for FSCS funding consultation: new levies on pension providers
    FSCS funding consultation: new levies on pension providers

    A FCA consultation proposed expanding the pool from which the FSCS draws the funds it uses to pay compensation. It proposed that 25% of the levy on financial advisers be paid by the providers of pension products. Results are in… providers to pay!

  • Picture for Death and SSASs
    Death and SSASs

    SSAS Client Manager; Lisa White, explains how spending a few moments thinking about your circumstances, could save taxes being imposed on your pension savings in the future.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Feb 22 2018
    SSAS and SIPP Adviser Webinar

    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.

  • Oct 3 2017
    What's Brewing in Pensions?

    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.

    Location: Webinar

  • Jun 9 2016
    Webinar - Self-Invested Pensions: post-Budget 2016

    In place of a threatened radical overhaul to pensions tax relief, Budget 2016 introduced numerous smaller measures impacting pension savings. Our webinar hosted will guide you through the latest updates following the budget.

    Location: Webinar

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