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UK Chancellor Announces Ability for Over-60s to Boost State Pension Income

The Chancellor announced in the 2013 Autumn Statement that current pensioners, and those who will reach the State Pension age before April 2016, will be able to top up their Additional State Pension through a new class of voluntary National Insurance contributions. For those who have struggled to build up their full entitlement to the […]

New Year's Resolution

Have You Made a New Year’s Resolution for your UK Pension?

In addition to setting yourself those exercise and eating resolutions this year, why not also include two resolutions to help improve the occupational or personal pensions that you left in the UK when you moved to the United States? As pensions are often perceived as being complicated, people can neglect them until retirement has arrived. […]

Traditional Final Salary Pensions in Terminal Decline

The UK Pensions Minister has acknowledged that “traditional final salary defined benefit schemes…..are in terminal decline”. This statement forms the backdrop to a consultation issued by the Department of Work and Pensions in November 2013 putting forward proposals for reshaping workplace pensions in the future. MORE FLEXIBLITY FOR EMPLOYERS TO CHANGE THE RULES OF THEIR […]

USForex Florin Pensions Seminar

Brits in Bay Area RSVP now for USForex and Florin Pensions 9 October Seminar

You are invited to a special event with guest speakers from Florin Pensions LLC, USForex and Margetts Fund Management where we will discuss topics including: Your options with your UK pension, how changes in pension legislation effect you, and moving your pension out of the UK The best way to send international payments and the […]

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UK Proposes New Single-Tier State Pension

In January this year, the Queen’s Speech outlined proposals to overhaul the current UK state pension system in the Pensions Bill 2013-14 (the “Bill”). While this will only affect people who reach state pension age after April 2016, the proposals will create both winners and losers. The winners generally include the self-employed (who currently only […]