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Sipp guide from PYSS

Pointon York Sipp Solutions is publishing a free guide to self-administered personal pensions for IFAs to use with their clients.
The guide explains the structure of a Sipp, its tax privileges and investment flexibility.
PY Sipp Solutions managing director Christine Hallett says: “There are currently 80,000 Sipps in place and industry experts predict that this will grow to 500,000 within five years. To support IFAs in their own marketing we have put together this guide which thy can use with their clients.”


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