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.
Nilesh Shah, Associate, outlines the need to utilise any unused annual allowance before it is too late.
Devolution is adding new layers of complexity to pensions, creating confusion, questions and cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the introduction of ‘Pension Freedoms’ in 2015, we examine whether members of Money Purchase schemes should choose to transfer from defined benefit occupational pension schemes. Let us introduce you to John and Sarah.
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’.
It’s official: our self-invested pensions are stellar. We’re proud to announce both our SSAS and Flexible SIPP have been awarded a five-star rating from Moneyfacts.