Our Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) and Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSAS) are used by people wanting to invest their pension money in commercial property or with discretionary fund managers.
Our SIPP allows individual investors to access a huge range of investments including direct investment into commercial property and accounts with many Discretionary Fund Managers. As of 1 January 2018 our SIPP portfolio includes over 15,000 SIPPs, £3.4bn in assets under administration (AUA) and over 1,200 commercial properties.
Our SSAS allows business owners to lend back half of their pension savings to their business on top of the investment options available to our SIPP investors. As of 1 January 2018 we hold over 2,170 SSASs, £4.1bn in assets under administration (AUA), around 2,750 commercial properties and agree approximately 80 new loan-backs per annum.
We help people with legacy Funded Unapproved Retirement Benefit Schemes (FURBS). This work includes getting paperwork in order, advising on investment options and closing down schemes where members want to draw benefits.
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’.
We are delighted to announce the promotion of four of our associates to partners and 25 of our staff to associates.
Barnett Waddingham launches its first two pilot apprenticeship programmes, providing training and guidance to the next generation of financial services pension administrators.