Press and Media

Focus 115 – Website Enhancements

We constantly review how we work with you to ensure we are continuing to provide the best possible service and support. As part of our […]

Talbot and Muir celebrates its 25th anniversary as assets exceed £2.5bn

Talbot and Muir, the independent self invested personal pension (SIPP) and small self administered scheme (SSAS) specialist is celebrating its 25th anniversary as it sees […]

Focus 114 – Expression of Wishes

Have you spoken to your client about the completion of an Expression of Wishes form? We are at the start of a new tax year […]

The Money Marketing Awards 2018 Shortlist

  We are delighted to announce that we have been named on the shortlist for two of the Money Marketing coveted awards: Best Pensions Provider […]

Focus 113 – In-specie Contributions

HMRC loses case regarding In-specie Contributions  You may have seen recent articles in the financial press detailing the decision of the First Tier Tribunal in […]

HMRC de-authorising of SSASs

HMRC de-authorising of SSASs  It has been widely reported of late in the financial press that from 6 April 2018 HMRC will be given new […]

Focus 112 – Affordability of Property in SIPP and SSAS

Are you and your client considering putting a commercial property in a SIPP or SSAS? It is important that you consider the full costs of […]

Talbot and Muir continues to see impressive growth and sets its sights on new premises in its 25th year.

Talbot and Muir continues to see impressive growth and sets its sights on new premises in its 25th year  ·       14% increase in new SIPP […]

Focus 111 – Tax Year End 2018

With the 2018 tax year end in sight, can we assist with any end-of-year tax contributions? Over the years, we have seen scope for contributions […]

Money Marketing Awards

We are delighted to be nominated in this year’s Money Marketing Awards as Pension Provider 2018 and Company Of The Year.  These awards recognise, reward […]

Provider sounds SSAS maladministration warning to advisers

Advisers must be fully aware who administers small self-administered schemes they advise on or risk potential problems further down the line, Talbot & Muir has […]

SSAS remains buoyant, but be careful who you partner with warns Talbot and Muir

Talbot and Muir, the independent small self administered scheme (SSAS) and self invested personal pension (SIPP) specialist, has highlighted the dangers of SSAS administrators changing […]

Focus 110 – Strength in numbers

For some years now we have operated under the ‘Talbot and Muir’ trading style but have maintained two distinct businesses, Talbot & Muir SIPP LLP […]

Graham Muir: Have you got a Klinsmann in your client bank?

Graham Muir looks at the lessons financial services can learn from professional football when it comes to insistent clients looking to take a dive…

Focus 109 – Spiralling SSAS Fees

Over the last few days we have had a number of enquiries about potential SSAS takeovers, driven by the fact that existing SSAS providers have […]

Please bring back the Pensioneer Trustee Paul Darvill: Please bring back the pensioneer trustee Dear Minister One area I would ask you to review is the return to a mandatory […]

Focus 108 – The Talbot and Muir SIPP

In accordance with our published Schedule of Fees and Services, on 1st June each year the SIPP annual administration fee and Property SIPP annual administration […]

Focus 107 – Survival of the Fittest

Does size matter? Graham Muir, Founder and Director of Talbot and Muir recently wrote an article for Retirement Planner. In this he gives his views […]

Survival of the fittest

Size and scale are increasingly being seen as crucial qualities for a SIPP business but, argues Graham Muir, those two factors alone do not necessarily […]

Bulk SSAS take-overs are on the increase

Despite some recent negative publicity, says Paul Darvill, a well-run SSAS can be a valuable planning tool for a small business and there is still […]

Focus 106 – SSAS Takeovers

Recently, there has been a marked increase in the enquiries we are receiving to take over existing SSASs, ranging from single schemes to books of […]

Focus 105 – SIPP set up – Tax year end deadline

Where an initial contribution is paid by cheque (payable to “Talbot & Muir SIPP re Client Initial and Surname”), our cut off date for an […]

Focus 104 – Improvements to our SSAS establishment process

HMRC has stepped up the due diligence it is carrying out in respect of registration requests for the establishment of new SSAS.  This is in […]

Focus 103 – Important changes to lettings post 01/04/2018

Focus 103 – Important changes to lettings post 01/04/2018  – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations (MEES)   Whilst this is a new area of law […]

Focus 102 – Fixed and Individual protection 2016

Fixed and Individual protection 2016 From 28th July it has been possible to apply for FP16 and IP16 using the Government Gateway, which requires the […]