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SSASs have been in for a bit of a battering over the last year or so. Tainted by misuse from scammers, efforts to control the rogues have had serious implications for legitimate businesses trying to set up and run these small occupational schemes.
Platform and SIPP provider AJ Bell saw pre-tax profit tax increase by 29% to £21.7 million for 2017 as the company’s growth strategy in recent years paid dividends.
Platform and Sipp provider AJ Bell has warned that proposed changes to income tax bands in Scotland could cause pension chaos for consumers, advisers and pension providers.

AMPS has paid tribute to leading Sipps commentator and former AMPS chairman Mike Morrison, head of platform technical at AJ Bell, who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 earlier this week.

Nearly half of Pension Freedom users say they fear running out of cash in retirement, according to new consumer research from SIPP and platform provider AJ Bell.

Recently there was a consumer programme on Radio 4 at lunchtime which reignited in my mind the need for a permitted investment list for SIPPs.
Sipp and platform provider AJ Bell has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to avoid slashing pension tax relief in the Budget after speculation that the Treasury will need to cut pensions relief to make up for shortfalls in revenue and to curtail the rising cost of pre and post-retirement tax benefits.
In the run-up to pension freedoms people seemed to be speaking about pensions in a different way. There was new excitement over the removal of the need to buy an annuity (even though this had been the case for some time already).
Many years ago (as some of the best stories begin) when I was working for Winterthur Life, I undertook a series of talks around the UK.
I have just finished AJ Bell’s annual tour of the UK where a host of lucky advisers got to hear me talk about the current key pension issues.
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