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A number of third party companies provide retirement seminars for members.

Bookings should be arranged with the third party direct.

Police Mutual Retirement Seminars

At Police Mutual we’ll tell you what’s best for you, not what’s best for us!

When it comes to providing you with support as you approach retirement we’ve gone further than most.

This bespoke course has been designed specifically for Superintendents, is ideally suited to those officers with 12 months or less to retirement and is aimed at helping to ensure that you’re fully prepared for retirement both financially and emotionally.

However, we don’t believe that a course alone is sufficient. It’s too much to expect an individual to retain information they received up to 12 months earlier. This is why we developed the Retirement Centre to act as a ‘one stop shop’ for officers approaching retirement. It’s aimed at giving you an easily accessible, central resource of relevant information. The course will help you navigate this site.

We also know that, with plenty of other things going on as you approach retirement, it’s easy to forget to complete some of the preparations you had every good intention of undertaking. This is where the ‘Keeping In Touch’ activity steps in, providing quarterly email reminders of some of the actions you should be considering as retirement approaches. The course allows you to register for this support.

Retirement can bring huge changes to more than just your income. Our one day course covers lifestyle as well as financial aspects of your retirement and delegates are encouraged to really think about the retirement they want and how they can achieve it. The course itself is highly interactive with many delegates leaving having gained a great deal of value.

“It made me realise I didn’t know as much as I should”“Excellent course, very beneficial and certainly gave me food for thought”

Key areas covered include:

  • Coping with change
  • Understanding the Police Pension Scheme and your options
  • Financial Planning for Retirement
  • Investing your commutation
  • Life beyond the Force
  • Career Planning
  • Wills and Estate Planning

The dates of the 2021 seminars are as follows:
25th February 2021 – Virtual 
26th August 2021 – Lord Knights room at our Alexandre House offices in Lichfield  

To register your details for our Superintendents’ Pre-Retirement course simply:

Email us at [email protected] or call us on 01543 305387

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Wilson Grange Retirement Seminars

Retirement Seminars, hosted by Phillip Pearson of Willson Grange Limited, provide bespoke advice and tailored pre-retirement seminars for the PSA members

Working with Philip as a consultant and assisting with pre-retirement seminars is former Chief Superintendent and National Secretary of the PSA, Tim Jackson. Whilst a National Officer of the PSA, Tim led for the Association on the reforms to police pensions, and the development of transitional arrangements, following Lord Hutton’s review of public sector pension schemes and the subsequent decision by government to end existing final salary pension schemes and move to new schemes based on career average re-valued earnings.

Since retiring from policing, Tim acts as a consultant to Willson Grange, working alongside Philip using his vast knowledge of police pension schemes and taxation matters to support him delivering pre-retirement seminars to members.

Seminars cover a wide range of topics including;

  • Pension Options at Retirement
  • Life after the Police
  • Money Management/Budgeting
  • Taxation
  • Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management
  • Estate Planning and Wills*
  • Financial Protection Against Risk

Remaining seminar dates for 2020 are as follows (Please note that events will be moved to online platforms whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place);

  • Wednesday, 2nd December – Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London
  • Tuesday, 8th December 2020 – Willson Grange, Princes Dock, Liverpool
Additional dates will be added throughout the year in other locations.

If you would be interested in attending a Pre-Retirement Seminar, please contact the event planner Tim Jackson on [email protected] for more information.

True Bearing Retirement Seminars

We offer independent financial advice to clients throughout the North West, North East, through to London.  Our financial advisers have decades of experience in advising clients and passionately believe in face-to-face financial advice. We are extremely proud of our service and the awards we have won, but this isn’t the only reason to choose us. We were awarded the prestigious “Chartered Financial Planners” title by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in 2010. Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to 4% of all UK IFAs firms, which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability.

We pride ourselves on excellent communication with our clients and in 2010 we were the first IFA to achieve Investors in People Gold accreditation in recognition of our staff and systems, we have retained the Gold accreditation ever since. In 2018 True Bearing won ‘GOLD Employer of the Year’ at the Investors in People Awards 2018 for category 50 to 249 employees. It was the first time True Bearing entered the awards as it was an opportunity to benchmark ourselves against high performing organisations, not just within the UK but on a global scale.

Other achievements are ‘Best Financial Firm in Lancashire’ at the Red Rose Awards in 2016 and 2018. We also achieved Professional Practice of the Year in 2016 along with an award for our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility at the BIBAs. True Bearing has over 15 years’ experience in business, and has been growing at 15-20% per year for the last six years to become a regional leader.

True Bearing is directly regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We provide advice across the whole of the market and we do not sell products; our incentive is getting the best results for our clients. This is achieved through impartial, unrestricted advice that considers every financial solution on the relevant market. We have Chartered IFAs, Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA), some of whom are qualified under The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). True Bearing employs legal specialists to complement its financial planning for clients.

Having been actively involved in the retirement workshops for a number of years, True Bearing officially launched its own Pre-Retirement Workshops in 2013. Currently we work with Cumbria Constabulary, Lancashire Constabulary and Merseyside Police. Since our launch we support over 60 major employers and deliver over 130 workshops per year to the private and public sectors. Following the delivery of courses to the Chief Police Officer’s Staff Association, saw us recommended to other police forces throughout the UK.

We are thrilled to be working with the Police Superintendents' Association again this year and are offering workshops at the venues noted below.

True Bearing Pre Retirement Workshop will cover:

  • Life Time Allowance and Annual Allowance
  • Police Pension
  • Taxation
  • Financial Planning before and after retirement
  • Estate Planning
  • Making Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • State Benefits
  • Managing the change process

The next webinar will be taking place on: 
  • Wednesday 16th December 2020 

If you would be interested in attending one of our Pre-Retirement Workshops please register your interest with [email protected] or (07545 834030).

For further information on the company visit www.truebearing.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you.

Maria Dabipi DipM MCIM
Business Development Manager
Mobile: 07545 834030 Office Phone: 01257 260011
True Bearing Ltd, 2 Buckshaw Court, East Terrace Business Park, Euxton Lane, Euxton, Lancashire, PR7 6TB
True Bearing “The Right Direction for Financial Advice”

Close Brothers

Providing financial education and guidance

Every step of the way

Close Brothers have been providing financial education to members of the Police Superintendents’ Association for over 25 years.  During that period over 1,700 delegates have rated our retirement support as ‘Excellent’.

Our one-day retirement seminars, which are provided to Association members free of charge, are held at the following locations;

  • London
  • Middlesbrough
  • Manchester 
  • Birmingham

Events are held from 09:30 to 16:30 and all refreshments, lunch and reference materials are provided and your spouse/partner is also very welcome to attend.

Dates for 2021 are as follows:-
  • 26th February 2021 – webinar
  • 18th June 2021 – 1 day seminar
  • 9th September 2021 -  1 day seminar
  • 6th December 2021 – 1 day seminar
Or if people want further information, please email:  [email protected]  

We recommend that members attend when they have approximately 25 years police service, to allow for sufficient time to plan their retirement from the Police Service, and to assess the effects of the current pension tax charges on future pension benefits, caused by the reduction in the Lifetime Allowance.

Our events cover a wide range of topics including;

  • When is the best time to retire?
  • Working, earning and tax!
  • Salary -v- Pension
  • 2015 Pension Reforms – applicable to your ‘next phase of life’
  • Financial security and how to improve your position in the years ahead 
  • Life after the Force 
  • Estate planning and wills
  • Understanding personal taxes and planning opportunities

To book onto a seminar or to find out more, visit https://www.moneytalksatclose.com/p-supers/retirement or contact Jane Scarff on [email protected] or 07710 650 925

Here are what some of your colleagues thought of our seminars: 

 “Thank you for your constant enthusiasm and positivity” Ch Supt, Leicestershire 

“Invaluable session.  Well explained and areas clarified if delegates lacked understanding” Supt, The Met 

“Fantastic opportunity; Food for thought, unbiased sound advice” Supt, The Met

“This was an excellent presentation, thank you so much” Supt, The Met

About Close Brothers

Strong traditions, proven experience

We are an award-winning provider of financial education in the workplace, driving financial wellbeing through holistic education, advice and investment solutions for nearly 50 years.  We work with over 450 of the UK’s best known organisations including Astra Zeneca, BAE Systems, BP, Ernst & Young, Jaguar Land Rover, National Crime Agency, Shell and Total UK who trust us to deliver informative, inspirational and engaging communications to thousands of their employees every year.

Our support doesn’t end with financial education; as one of the few firms able to provide a complete financial planning and investment service, you benefit from impartial and sound advice based on insight, experience and technical expertise.  By combining our core capabilities of financial planning, investment management and efficient administration, we can develop and implement a comprehensive financial plan, all under one roof.