Employers are reviewing pension arrangements

  Master trusts could lead to poorer retirement outcomes than group personal pensions, as these schemes don’t allow for adviser charging, Royal London has claimed. In its 24-page policy paper Group Personal Pension or Master Trust? – A guide for employers published last week (April 25), Royal London stated if employees are enrolled into a master trust they…

Managing your tax affairs in 2018/19

Now is the perfect time get a head start on your tax planning resolutions to enhance your own, your family’s or your company’s tax-efficient plans for the future. We have set out some tax tips and actions that may be appropriate to certain taxpayers. It is important to ensure that, if you have not done…

Update on NHS pension schemes

New Bentley IFA recruit Charlie

Bentley Independent Financial Advisers is delighted to announce that Charlie Lenton, a Chartered Financial Planner has joined the company. She specialises in NHS pensions and below is her first blog for the company.   The NHS pension scheme has made a change to the scheme rules to permit voluntary scheme pays. A pension scheme must…

Pension Automatic Enrolment Update

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The UK’s automatic enrolment regime was not affected by April’s increase in minimum contributions, according to data from the country’s top three providers. Figures from NEST, NOW: Pensions and The People’s Pension – collated by trade body the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) – showed a minimal rise in members stopping their contributions after…