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Friends aids advisers with OPPs guide

Friends Provident is offering IFAs a guide to restructuring an occupational pension scheme.

The guide includes inf-ormation on the requirements for amending, restructuring and winding up an occupational scheme.

It also offers IFAs and trustees advice on making a scheme paid up or frozen and surrendering a contracting-out certificate in a situation where benefits continue to accrue but the scheme does not wind up. It also explains how trustees can secure their liabilities.

The guide will be produced in conjunction with two other brochures – DB to DC Solutions and Options For Redesigning a Defined Benefit Scheme.&#39

Friends says it is determined to lead the way in providing advisers and their clients with a total support package and is planning to offer more publications in the future, including an analysis of various aspects of the Pen-sions Green Paper.

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