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Are you prepared for a long retirement?

28th June 2019

We spend many years accumulating the means to retire in comfort, but seldom consider how much might be needed to fund our retirement.  Having a pension is something we all agree is important. But do we know enough about the assumptions behind how the scheme is structured and whether... read more

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Gold Standard Award for Pension Transfers

17th June 2019

The Fry Group* has been awarded the CII Gold Standard for pension transfer advice. This voluntary code was introduced last month by the Pensions Advice Taskforce, a representative industry body set up by the Personal Finance Society who work to promote ethical behaviour, high standards of professionalism for technical... read more

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QROPS in the spotlight by David Pugh

15th February 2017

While many expats were gearing up for the long trip home before Christmas the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was in a slightly less festive mood when he delivered the detail of proposed changes to overseas pension schemes (QROPS) in the draft legislation for the Finance Bill... read more

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Pensions Tax Abolished

1st October 2014

Pensions Tax Abolished The 55 per cent pensions tax charge, levied on pension funds passed on after death is to be abolished, following a statement by George Osborne on 29th September 2014. The change will take effect from the beginning of the new tax year in April 2015. Currently,... read more

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