Pensions Posts

The Most Essential Employee Benefit Schemes

If you are a small business owner, you’ll probably have considered an employee benefit scheme. As a company grows, it is important to reward staff with more than just money. Doing so keeps employees motivated and happy while boosting staff retention and making you more attractive as an employer.

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Why You Should Review Your Final Salary Pension

At gpfm, we know that, as with the vast majority of people, you won’t just find employment at one workplace throughout your life. You’re now, on average, likely to work for an average of six employers in your lifetime, and this means that there’s a fair chance that you will find yourself with a few […]

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What Is Deflation and How Is It Affecting Your Savings?

In February 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that year-on-year inflation stood at 0.0%. Then in April, for the first time since 2009, the ONS posted inflation at -0.1%.

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Divorce Advice: Protecting Your Pension in a Divorce

A divorce is never something people plan, but it should be something to plan for. With so many assets to consider and so much legislation to understand, consulting with a financial adviser for pension and asset advice should be part of the process for anyone considering divorce.

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How Can You Protect Your Pension from Market Volatility?

Everyone needs a regular income when they retire. For many, this income can be collected through selling off investments. But, of course, trusting your pension income to the market always involves some risk.

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Autumn Statement 2015 Round-up

Read our comprehensive round-up of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

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What Is Your Lifetime Allowance?

Your lifetime allowance is the amount of money you can have in your pension fund without triggering an extra tax charge when you withdraw it. The current value is £1.25m but the lifetime allowance is going to change in April 2016.

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Why Is It Essential to Get Reliable Pensions Advice?

The new pension freedoms given to savers by George Osborne have shaken up the industry. Following spring’s historic change in pension law, demand for advice has increased. But a BBC Watchdog Special aired recently has thrown light on worries that this demand has affected service levels from pension providers.

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What Is the Difference between Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Pensions?

In this article, our Hertfordshire Financial Planners will clear up all your questions on the difference between Defined Benefit pension schemes and Defined Contribution pension schemes.

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What Corbyn’s Pension Campaign Means for You

Long before Jeremy Corbyn caused a UK political earthquake by storming to the Labour party’s leadership this summer, he was leading a campaign to change the way the UK sets the rates of pay for UK pensioners.

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