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PENSIONS MINISTERS VIEWS ON PENSIONS REFORM

BUDGET 2015 (CON) Synopsis: The pensions minister expresses her views on pensions reform It has been reported that the pension’s minister, Ros Altman, seems set against the development of a merged pensions/ISA product with no constraints on when withdrawals were taken, no tax relief on contribution and no tax on withdrawal. She was commenting on […]

DEATH BENEFITS: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE?

PENSION REFORM 2014/15 Synopsis: The newly generous treatment of pension death benefits are prompting some creative ideas about the use of pensions in estate planning. Whether they could be applied in practice is open to question. Date posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 The changes to the tax treatment of pension scheme death benefits that came […]

JUDGES, PENSIONS AND TRANSITIONAL PROTECTION

POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF PENSION PLANNING Synopsis: The current Judicial Pension Scheme is not a Registered Pension Scheme, however, the new one being introduced in April 2015 is. Date posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 The current Judicial Pension Scheme is not a Registered Pension Scheme, however, the new Judicial Pension Scheme 2015 being introduced on 1 […]

DWP – BETTER WORKPLACE PENSIONS: PUTTING SAVERS’ INTERESTS FIRST

PENSIONS – AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT/AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT Synopsis: The DWP has issued a consultation paper putting forward Governments proposals along with draft Regulations for consultation. Date posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The DWP has issued a “Better workplace pensions: putting savers’ interests first” consultation paper putting forward Governments proposals along with draft Regulations for consultation. The consultation period will […]

NEW PENSION TAX RULES AND MEANS TESTING

PENSION ADVICE STRATEGIES Synopsis: The increased retirement benefit flexibility, due to be introduced from April 2015, will mean that advisers need to have an understanding of the potential impact on means testing. Date posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 It is important to understand how uncrystallised pension rights impact on a member’s ability to claim certain […]

Auto Enrolment Seminar Feedback from The FA

We have just recieved this lovely letter from Roger Reade of Sheffield and Hallamshire County Football Association expressing how pleased they were with our Auto Enrolment seminar. Take a read for yourself below. Think your company could benefit from an Auto Enrolment seminar? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Pensions Reform Conference Feedback

Here at Opus Gold we recently received this great feedback on the training session that we ran on Pensions Reform, so we thought we’d share with you all… “A brief note relating to the Workplace Pensions Reform course organised by CVSF in June, and which you brought to my attention Three of our Management Team […]

Opus Gold Auto-Enroment Event at Porsche Centre

Last week saw our Auto-Enrolment event at Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex, which was a great success. It was a very successful evening where the delegates finally realised the huge impact the Work Place Pensions Reform will bring. They realised that the work involved for every UK company is extensive even if there is an existing pension in […]

Opus Gold Auto-Enrolment Seminar at Sussex Enterprise

Simon Hasler, director of Opus Gold, will be presenting a seminar on Auto-Enrolment at the Sussex Enterprise Event on 28th February 2013. The presentation will help explain what Auto-Enrolment actually is, how the changes will effect you and be an opportunity to speak to Simon directly with an questions you may have. The conference will […]

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