Client feedback


The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.
Mark Culwick
Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer.
Stuart Barker,
Internal Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
Highly informative. Having leading professionals deliver the TKU course really adds value.
Jonathan Williams ,
Bangor University
PSGS offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.
​I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSGS as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.
Julia Morton,
Camellia plc
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Excepted life assurance schemes

Excepted life schemes are a good way to provide death in service benefits for employees affected by the pension lifetime allowance. They need to be handled correctly though, so you don't face tax charges and Financial Ombudsman complaints.


The benefits of using the PSGS excepted life assurance master trust are clear:

  • save tax for an employee’s beneficiaries
  • ensure compliance and avoid periodic tax charges and exit tax charges
  • manage the risk of making improper decisions
  • remove the need to re-establish your excepted life assurance trust every time you change insurer

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As well the tax saving for an employee’s beneficiaries, the PSGS Excepted Life Master Trust also helps employers manage the risk of making improper decisions - in the same way as our - and ensure compliance to avoid being faced with periodic tax or exit tax charges.

To learn more about how the PSGS excepted life mastertrust could help you with providing death benefits to some of your most valuable employees, please contact us or download our service flyer: PSGS excepted life master trust

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James Double

Head of Trusteeship

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0845 313 0024

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Group life master trust

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Excepted life master trust

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Trustee discretions - payment of death benefits

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