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No Guarantee of State Pension for Younger Workers

Younger workers can no longer take the State Pension as ‘a given’ according to Ireland’s chartered accountants.This warning comes in conjunction with the findings of budgetary watchdog, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, who advised that it would cost the State an…

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The Roadmap for Pensions Reform – What’s Really Changing?

On 13th November, the Government’s Interdepartmental Pensions Reform & Taxation Group (IDPRTG) published its long-awaited conclusions, following two years of public consultation and market research. While the 145-page document contains a huge amount of detail, the key…

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What’s Next for the Pensions Industry? Part 3

So far in this blog series we have discussed what was anticipated for the pensions industry in 2020 due to expected and unforeseen changes. You can find part 1 and 2 of this series here. Looking at the impact on pensions from Covid-19, there are also longer-term…

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What’s Next for the Pensions Industry? Part 2

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series we took a look at what was anticipated for the pensions industry in 2020 due to legislative changes mainly from the EU, and both domestic and international political developments.In this part, we will examine the more unexpected…

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The 8 Things You Need to Know About Pension Property – Part 1

We have seen a significant uptake in Pension Property investments recently and thought it would be useful to summarise some key points that we hope will be of interest to you:1. What is pension property? Single member pension schemes have the ability to invest in real estate.…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building Your Retirement Fund

Securing enough money for your retirement is a daunting task. Many don’t know where to start or feel it’s something they can put off until later in life. So, we have created some simple do’s and don’ts for the diligent saver.Do:1. Start a pension. It may seem…

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How COVID-19 Affects Your Pension

COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to our lives. ITC’s Eoin Hassett touches on important points for members of DB, DC and individual schemes. The views expressed in this video are based on our current (as of June 2020) understanding of pensions law and Revenue…

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Should I Move My Pension Out of the UK Prior to Brexit?

In our latest vlog, ITC’s Eoin Hassett looks at the future for ROPS transfers post Brexit and your options if you are considering transferring.  The views expressed in this video are based on our current (as of June 2020) understanding of pensions law and…

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How to Protect Your Scheme From Breaching Standard Fund Threshold

In our latest vlog, ITC’s Eoin Hassett goes through the options available to you to protect your scheme from Excess Fund Tax.  The views expressed in this video are based on our current (as of June 2020) understanding of pensions law and Revenue practice,…

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Is Your Pension ‘Good as Gold’?

With the current level of uncertainty in world markets we have received numerous requests for information on how ITC Self Directed Pension schemes (pre and post retirement) can hold Gold and Silver.It is accepted that if gold bullion is held via a gold certificate through the…

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