Karen Goldschmidt

Karen Goldschmidt

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I am a leading pensions industry expert, assisting clients in addressing the opportunities and pitfalls presented by the ever-changing pensions tax regime.  Areas I advise on include design and delivery of executive packages, and establishing controls to minimise the risk of tax surcharges and penalties. Experience developed over many years as a scheme actuary and partner at LCP giving general pensions advice gives me a very good base from which to put this very technical area into a practical context for pension trustees, employers and members, as well as in discussions with HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs.

I am a regular conference speaker for the ACA, the Actuarial Profession and at LCP's popular Breakfast Briefing sessions.

I am also one of LCP’s spokespeople - you can contact me directly on +44 (0)20 7432 6622.

External appointments

I am Chair of the Pensions Taxation Committee of the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) - so continuously involved in the ACA’s responses to Government departments’ consultations on changes; as well as working with the industry and HMRC, to bring out the interaction of the existing complex tax framework (not least the Lifetime Allowance and Annual Allowance) with real life pension scheme structures.

Excellent clear presentation and knowledge of what is a complex area.

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The UK has a new Prime Minister - will new pensions policies follow?

Boris Johnson has been confirmed as the UK’s next Prime Minister. As he begins to form a new government, the country now has an opportunity for significant policy shifts, not all necessarily connected to the issue of the day, Brexit. Karen Goldschmidt and David Everett, partners at pension consultancy, LCP, analyse how pensions may be affected, and the areas the new PM should be focusing on.

23 July 2019

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