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Gold Standard Award for Pension Transfers

19th 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 – Caveat Emptor!

20th June 2018

Since April 2015, with the lowest interest rates in history, pensions have become a lot more interesting for all. The current excitement is around Defined Benefit transfers and QROPS, or more recently, ROPS. Acronyms are generally a succinct way to summarise a concept, and there appears to be no... read more

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Events in April – Brussels Office

29th April 2016

From the 26th to 28th April Peter Langridge, Senior UK Tax Adviser and Stephen Wright, Operations Manager of the Estates Team visited the Brussels office. They made two presentations as well as holding three days of meetings helping clients with UK tax issues and estate planning and wills respectively.... 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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Demystifying Pensions

8th April 2014

Demystifying Pensions On 10 April at 18:00 the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium will host a presentation on demystifying pensions in Belgium and the financial decisons you need to make between now and retirement. Caroline Huys from the National Office of Pensions will be joined by Fulcra Managing Director... read more

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