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Teachers Retirement Seminars

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by TheUmpire, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. TheUmpire

    TheUmpire New commenter

    The ATL has released a statement about teachers and schools being contacted directly by firms offering retirement planning seminars, using names and branding that give the impression that they are somehow linked to Teachers Pensions or the DfE. Many of these are simply private companies acting as Trojan Horses for firms of financial advisors.

    Many teaching unions run retirement planning seminars for free on behalf of their members. For example, NASUWT run seminars in conjunction with Wesleyan. Always check with Teachers Pensions or your teaching union before signing up for these seminars to ensure that you receive the correct advice.

    It has come to ATL's attention that a number of teachers are being contacted directly by firms offering retirement planning advice and seminars to individuals and in-school seminars, at not insignificant cost. Some of these are branded with similar colouring and style to Teachers' Pensions branding, suggesting that they are somehow linked to, or endorsed by, the Scheme or the DfE. ATL would like to remind all members that the only retirement advice we recommend is directly from TP or ATL.
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  2. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

  3. TheUmpire

    TheUmpire New commenter

    The ATL merged with the National Education Union but still runs its own website https://www.atl.org.uk/ and all its updates are under the 'ATL' section. Irrespective of the particular union name, the key message is that teachers looking for retirement advice should always defer to their union pension experts to ensure they get the correct and most up-to-date advice.

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