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Police Mutual Pre-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

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

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

Currently we have courses being held on the following dates in 2020 (subject to confirmation in light of Coronavirus restrictions - please contact us for further details)

Wednesday 8th July – Police Mutual Head Office, Lichfield


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Willson Grange Ltd 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

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

  • Tuesday, 16th June 2020 – Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London (Now available ‘on line’ only)
  • Tuesday, 7th July 2020 – Willson Grange, Princes Dock, Liverpool
  • Tuesday, 20th October 2020 – Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London
  • 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.
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True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners - Retirement Seminars

Independent Financial Advisers
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

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

The dates for 2020 are:-
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020 – Farington Lodge  (Preston – Lancashire)
  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – Holdsworth Hall (Halifax – Yorkshire)
  • Wednesday 25th November 2020 – Mere Golf Resort & Spa (Knutsford – Cheshire)

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”
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