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Purchasing property can throw up all sorts of challenges, so it’s important to think carefully about the right law firm to help guide you through this process. At PSG we have worked with numerous lawyers, especially on commercial property, but few even come close to Coffin Mew when it comes to being client-focused and innovative,…

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There are some key differences between LLP and Ltd and I’m prepared to say that in our opinion, Ltd is best. If you are in an LLP I’d hazard a guess that your collective tax exposure is greater than it would be under a 19% CT bill and personal tax liability derived from receipt of…

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I’ve always found it curious that most industries have a distinct look. Why? The people who ‘consume’ the products and/or services of tech companies or of businesses in the creative industries, have got used to them looking bright, maybe a bit quirky, and very informal. We’ve come to expect it. Consumers of financial products on…

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This week is Pension Awareness Week and a reason to be reminded of the disparity between men and women’s average pension pots that only continues to widen here in the UK. Below are some shocking statistics about the gender pension gap. We salute Now: Pensions and all those in our industry fighting for pension equality. Learn…

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The September issue of The Loop is here! This special 5th edition of our publication has been timed to coincide with Pension Awareness Week. In the magazine (and elsewhere), you’ll see we’re putting our full support behind Pensions Geeks, Now:Pensions, Henry Tapper and all the others in our industry campaigning to raise awareness about the…

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Crucial to the success of any company operating within the financial sector is a well maintained and reliable IT infrastructure that ensures the right expertise is always on hand to keep everything running smoothly. But for us it is also about working with like minded people who share our vision of putting customers at the…

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Join Duncan Parsons, CEO at The Pension Solutions Group, and Amanda Read at Coffin Mew for a free Zoom Webinar on how to acquire commercial property in a pension and the legal work involved at 11am on Wednesday 13th October. During this live presentation, Duncan and Amanda will touch on the following areas: • What the…

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Together with the expertise of Coffin Mew and our very own in-house experts, we’ll tackle the subject of commercial property in a pension scheme and the legal work involved via a live presentation and Q&A. We’ll discuss: • What the commercial property market looks like in a Covid-19 world • How commercial property in a…

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With the news constantly telling us that we are not saving well enough for retirement, and concerns about the future of the state pension, investing for the future is a hot topic. Many SIPP and SSAS pension schemes offer flexibility in terms of what you might choose to invest in to grow the value of…

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Setting up anything new, from a new SSAS, to even just a bank account, can require a multitude of paperwork and hoops to jump through. Our intention here at TPSG is (and always will be) to make this part of the journey as smooth and efficient as possible. We do this by only ever asking…

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It’s a question many of us, with years of our working lives still ahead of us and eager to someday retire with a comfortable income, probably ask ourselves every now and then. Even those who are a little closer to kicking back and enjoying those well-earned silver years will naturally be quite concerned with how…

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We’ve put together this brand-new video (below) in which our chief bright spark/CEO, Duncan Parsons, discusses the opportunities for businesses and investors of putting Commercial property in a SSAS or SIPP and what to consider. In addition, we offer a valuable overview of the legal work that is often involved. Property legal expert, Amanda Read…

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Find out more about the rise of private pensions over the last 40 years to become the hero Britain needs in our exciting infographic below.

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What does it all mean for pensions and financial planning? The only short but honest answer to that is ‘no idea’.  But that’s not very helpful so here’s our take; while it’s unlikely there will be any legislative changes in the short term, volatility in the markets, particularly commercial property investments, presents both opportunity and…

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A short while ago, this article outlining a warning put out by TPR to avoid SSAS, appeared in FT Adviser and we responded in what we felt was the only appropriate way. And now this. I suspect we aren’t alone in wondering what’s going on at TPR at the moment. Now it seems it’s not so much a referee…

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Can I draw a parallel between the sentiment of this article and football referees warning people not to play the beautiful game because, sometimes, players and managers behave poorly? It’s not an entirely accurate analogy because referees would put themselves out of work with this kind of recommendation whereas, regulators of all colours generally like to keep…

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Pension Liberation the current bogey man behind some regulation on the hoof. As sadly predictable as an episode of EastEnders, this is the sorry tale of the developing situation in the war against dodgy transfers.  Like all wars, there is collateral damage which in this case is the non-dodgy transfers and the clients trying to…

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I was watching an episode of Grand Designs last night and I don’t know, maybe it’s been a long week, maybe I’m fed up with the weather or maybe I’m just sleep deprived but the bureaucracy of this country of ours made me want to throw something at the telly! I’ve always hated the degree…

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For as long as there have been self directed pensions, there have been advantages to be had for investors that pool their resources.  Joining together with other investors has always given access to assets that would be out of reach to the lone investor, based on the resources available through their pension fund. That’s one…

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Sister companies in the North and South of Ireland One of the Four Freedoms of the Single Market in the EU is the free movement of capital around it.  However, this is all well and good and presents many opportunities for investors, including pension investors, but what of the incentives for businesses and, perhaps a…