Andrew Hopper

WorkPlace Pensions Consultant

Andrew is a financial planning consultant and the workplace pensions lead at Albert Goodman.  Andrew began his career in Financial Services almost 20 years ago following 8 years in the Royal Navy.  Andrew holds the IFS Diploma in Financial Planning.

 


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Auto-Enrolment Update

The automatic enrolment of the UK workforce into a formal pension arrangement has introduced over 10 million people to retirement saving. Taking that statistic on face value – it’s been a…

Protecting your financial security

Protecting your financial security – something many overlook, misunderstand or take the ‘it will never happen to me’ view. Ask people about what insurance they have, they’ll say their property,…

PENSION INCOME OPTIONS

FLEXI ACCESS DRAWDOWN   Building up a healthy retirement fund to enjoy retirement should be a priority for most people. Having built up your pension fund, you arrive at a…

Avoiding Hidden Dangers In Retirement

The 2015 pension freedoms changed the way we take income in retirement. No longer having to buy an annuity at retirement has increased flexibility enormously but the freedoms mean people…

What is a Workplace Pension

Workplace Pension New pension legislation called auto-enrolment was passed by the government in 2008. Employers must mandatorily enrol eligible workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. A workplace pension scheme…

Auto-enrolment and the role of the employer

Auto-enrolment – employer duties A new policy paper prepared jointly by legal firm Eversheds Sutherland and pension provider Royal London warned that there is a risk that employers aren’t doing…

Auto enrolment compliance and new employers

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun carrying out employer spot checks to make sure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties and that they are giving their staff the…

Automatic enrolment reaches 8 million

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed than eight million employees have signed up for a workplace pension since the launch of automatic enrolment. The introduction of automatic enrolment was expected…

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