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What Happens My Pension Benefits When I Leave Employment?

Starting a pension at the earliest opportunity is an important part of ensuring you have enough money for retirement, but what happens to your pension benefits when you leave employment?When someone leaves service, they will likely become entitled to a preserved benefit in the…

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UK Pension Transfers Post Brexit

Over the last decade we have seen a number of moves from the U.K. Government to make it more difficult to move pension schemes out of the country and also out of Defined Benefit (DB) schemes.As discussed in an article pre-Brexit, this started with removing the ability to…

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Key Points You Need to Know About Pension Property - Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we discussed what is pension property, why consider it, why now and what are the benefits. If you have yet to read part 1, please click here.5. What are the rules?The sole purpose of the investment must be to provide benefits on retirement. It…

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Key Points You Need to Know About Pension Property - Part 1

Saving for retirement is an important part of retirement planning. The sooner you begin saving, the better prepared you will be for your retirement – and the more benefit you will receive from the available pension tax reliefs. Effective investment of your pension scheme is…

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What Are My Options If My Pension Scheme Has Insufficient Funds to Purchase Property?

Property investments in self-administered pensions have long been a specialty of ITC, and many of our clients have benefited from the strong yields generated by buying property with their pension funds. The tax benefits of purchasing property through your pension scheme…

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Pension Property Through Unit Trusts

Since the implementation of the IORP II Directive, there has been much confusion around purchasing property through pensions. In our latest webinar for advisors, ITC’s Eoin Hassett aimed to bring clarity to this subject by addressing the benefits of using a unit trust.…

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What Duties and Responsibilities Do Trustees Have?

A “trust” is a legal arrangement under which trustees hold the assets of the pension scheme in a trust fund for the benefit of the members of the scheme, their dependants and for the main purpose of providing income in retirement.Under trust law and the Pensions Act 1990,…

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ARF Distribution and Annuities – What Are Your Options?

When our clients decide to drawdown benefits from pre-retirement pension schemes, they will in general have the option to buy a lifetime annuity, effect an Approved Retirement Fund (ARF), or encash all pension benefits after paying marginal rate of tax. These options of course…

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Finance Act 2021 and Proposed Pensions Roadmap

In the first of our 2022 webinar series for advisors, ITC’s Eve Nolan discussed Decembers Finance Act and the future roadmap for pensions reform.Topics included:Overview of the Finance Act changes Anticipated upcoming changes Opportunities arisingTo view the…

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What Happens to My Pension Scheme When I Die?

It is natural for us to shy away from conversations about our own demise, however, it is well worth considering how your pension benefits will be treated after your passing. This will allow you to take any necessary steps now to ensure that your intentions are met. The first…

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