For those that are eligible, claiming a UK State Pension is a great way to boost your income in retirement. Unlike the Australian Age Pension, the UK State Pension is not means tested, and even if you haven’t worked there for years, you could still claim. And as the uncertainty of the current political andread more
As people move from job-to-job over their working lives, they are likely to accumulate several super funds, which now given that they are less likely to be eaten up by insurance premiums, could potentially add up to a fairly significant income stream in retirement. While many struggle to locate, consolidate and take advantage of theseread more
Have you been keeping an eye on the newspapers? Our Pensions team have been hard at work fielding queries from a number of UK immigrants, returned Aussie expats and others who have worked in the UK previously – all looking to top up their UK State Pension and set themselves up for an even moreread more
5 April 2019 – seems like a fairly unimportant date to most, but if you’ve eligible to purchase UK National Insurance Credits at the Class 2 rate, it’s D-Day. On the 5th (which will come around sooner than you may think), Class 2 rates will be abolished by the UK government and you’ll be stuckread more
Pension transfers may seem more complex than ever following the changes on 8 March 2017. Ideally, you would need financial advisors who will look at all of your benefits in Australia and UK to ensure that you are compliant with the legislations of both countries. Whilst advisors do not have a crystal ball for jobread more
If you are in the process or planning to transfer your UK pension to Australia, it is important that you stay informed on the latest rule changes on Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). Early in March, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that payments made to QROPS may be subject to 25% UKread more
If you have ever worked in the UK then you will have paid National Insurance contributions. These contributions are paid by workers and employers towards the cost of certain state benefits, one of which is the State Pension. When you left the UK you may have filed away a letter from HMRC which confirmed howread more
Thank you to everyone who attended our information evening on 29 November. We had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Philip Parker, Executive Chairman/Chief Investment Officer from Altair Asset Management who discussed the market outlook for the GBP and explained their portfolio. Our pension transfer team explained the options available for transferring UK Pensions andread more
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