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Annual General Meeting 2020

  • Thu 07 May 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Fothergills

Your local institute council will be holding its annual general meeting at the time and date shown. This year, with the problems brought about by the need to avoid large gatherings etc, we intend to organize a virtual meeting. If any member of the Nottingham Insurance Institute wishes to join the council or would like to chat with someone about what this would involve, please contact our Secretary, Helen Wilcox, by email at : helen@aips.co.uk . We run a series of CPD events, sports and social events, organize and co-ordinate the exam activity in the area as well as celebrating all of our member’s achievements at the annual dinner, which is held in January each year. We can only do all of this thanks to the great efforts of every member of council. We are always looking for new people and new ideas. Have you considered joining your local council? We have people on our council from the General Insurance and Financial Services sides of the CII, as well as representatives from the legal profession and our strength is in the diverse and committed team who work well together. If you would like to join, all you need to do is complete a nomination form and return it to Helen no later than 25th April 2020. It’s a great chance for you to bring new ideas and energy to the party!

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2020 5 a-side Football Tournament

  • Wed 29 Apr 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Astro-Kings at the Harvey Haddon Sports Village

We invite you to join us for our 5 a-side Football Tournament on Wednesday 29th April 2020, located at Astro-Kings, Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham NG8 4PB. The tournament will start promptly at 4pm with a buffet afterwards. Last year’s event was a great success with the winners HSKS Greenhalgh lifting the 2019 trophy, beating Brewin Dolphin in the final.

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Money Out: how to access pension pots efficiently at retirement

  • Tue 28 Apr 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • John Corbyn FPFS, Old Mutual Wealth

Due to recent events and Government advice, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this for later in the year. This valuable session will cover the options people have when looking to access their pension provision. This includes Lifetime Allowance planning and how the use of small pots can be of great benefit. It will also look at efficient income tax planning, combining tax free cash and income and what to be aware of. As well as the use of existing protection regimes and how the MPAA effects clients.

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The power of capability to help grow your business

  • Wed 22 Apr 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Emma Thomas , Premium Credit

Due to recent events and Government advice, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this for later in the year. During this session you will understand how perceptions impact the relationships with our clients and how sometimes these influence the way we communications over the phone and face to face. Behind every person is a set of fantastic questions. We will explore the wide variety of different question types, identify when each question style is best used to ensure you have the right information to deliver the product or service. This Premium Credit offering to CII will help you and your teams improve knowledge, skills and mindset, with benefits to your business and staff.

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Commercial Property – SIPP and SSAS

  • Wed 01 Apr 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Stephen McPhillips, Dentons Pension Management Limited

Due to recent events and Government advice, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this for later in the year. “Direct investment into commercial property continues to prove a popular choice for clients. With the substantial tax advantages afforded to self invested pensions (SIPP and SSAS), it’s not surprising that many clients turn to their adviser and solicitor connections for help and guidance on how to achieve their property goals through use of pension monies. Every property is unique. The funding of every property purchase is unique. The solutions required by clients are therefore sometimes challenging for advisers.

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Personal Injury Claims – Where next?

  • Wed 25 Mar 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Bernard Thornton FCII

Due to recent events and Government advice, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this for later in the year. This lecture looks at the background to the current market for injury claims and predicts the likely outcomes for insurers, intermediaries, claimants and the insuring public. This presentation will be of value to those involved in Motor claims, underwriting, broking or anyone wishing to widen their knowledge of a highly topical and sometimes contentious aspect of general insurance.

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Council Meeting March 2020

  • Tue 17 Mar 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Freeths

Nottingham Insurance Institute Council meeting. If you are not a member of council and would like to attend, please contact our secretary to reserve your place helen@aips.co.uk Parking is available subject to pre-registering your vehicle.

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Tax efficient protection planning for the small business

  • Wed 04 Mar 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Phil Banfield, AEGON

This session is around the valuable tax benefits of relevant life and the portability considerations upon leaving service will assist in providing an understanding of this type of cover enabling advisers to engage with business owners and highlight the advantages of providing personal life protection as an employee benefit. Income protection is for many people the cornerstone of financial planning and the ability for a business owner to effect an income protection policy via their business again with a number of tax advantages which can also provide added protection for pension contributions being made by the company enables clients to protect their income up to retirement and beyond. As part of the session I will complete a comparison between personal income protection and executive income protection to highlight the benefits for business owners.

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2020 General Knowledge Quiz and Skittles!!

  • Thu 27 Feb 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • The Embankment Pub and Skittle House

We wanted to make the 2020 General Quiz a bit different this year so we are having a Skittles competition too! We look forward to seeing your best team on the night! We are delighted to announce that this event is a sell out, if you didn't book on, better luck next time !

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On V Offshore investing

  • Thu 27 Feb 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Cathy Russell FPFS TEP, Canada Life

This session will cover the differences between investing in onshore and offshore bonds including the taxation elements. It will look at what is appropriate for your clients, both when investing and making withdrawals.

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When Is A Valuation Not A Valuation

  • Thu 20 Feb 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Dave Clare BBSc (Hons), MCIOB, C.Build.E, ACILA , QuestGates Chartered Loss Adjusters & Claims Specialists

This session is relevant to any underwriters and brokers with property account portfolios and insurance professionals advising on or dealing with property damage claims.

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State Pension

  • Wed 29 Jan 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Paul Squirrell, FundsNetwork

The state pension is the foundation stone of retirement planning for most individuals. It has also been subject to constant adjustment, proposals and even a complete replacement in April 2016. As such, understanding the state pension is arguably more complex than ever. Going forwards there are further changes to the state pension age scheduled and even these are subject to further proposals for change! It is hardly surprising that many find the state pension very confusing and not confident when they may receive the state pension or how much this may be.

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Inheritance Tax and the Residence Nil Rate Band

  • Tue 28 Jan 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Catherine McCannah, Nelsons Solicitors

By using some practical examples the session will cover the following: • The IHT allowances usually available to an estate • The IHT exemptions available (briefly) • How the RNRB is applied • The rates of RNRB and how the allowance is tapered for estates worth over £2m • The downsizing rules • Transfer of unused allowance between married couples/civil partners • Remedies that can be utilised if RNRB is not available • Traps in Will drafting • How lifetime gifts effect availability of RNRB

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Annual Dinner 2020

  • Fri 24 Jan 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
  • Crowne Plaza - Nottingham

After the success of the 2019 dinner, we are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the 2020 dinner will be on the 24th January 2020 at the Crowne Plaza, Wollaton Street, Nottingham.

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Cyber 101: A crash course on the intersection of cybersecurity

  • Wed 15 Jan 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Aaron Yates, Berea

Cyber 101: A crash course on the intersection of cyber security, data protection and cyber insurance. ‘Cyber’, and its component parts of information security and data protection, are topics of increasing concern for the insurance industry. A variety of bottlenecks are constricting market growth. Brokers are struggling to engage clients on the risk, and contending with the resultant PI & E&O exposures. Insurers are creating wildly differing products under the same title of "cyber", and contending with aggregation and silent-cyber issues, and both groups with the potential for catastrophic loss. The net result is that many businesses seeking cover and assurance are confused by the risk and available solutions.

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Council Meeting January 2020

  • Wed 08 Jan 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Freeths

Nottingham Insurance Institute Council meeting. If you are not a member of council and would like to attend, please contact our secretary to reserve your place helen@aips.co.uk Parking is available subject to pre-registering your vehicle.

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High Achiever Awards 2019

  • Thu 28 Nov 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Nominations for the prestigious Nottingham Insurance Institute High Achiever Award 2019 are now open Our prestigious Award is back and we are looking for individuals in the local general insurance or financial services profession who have demonstrated the highest levels of attitude, performance and achievement in their career. Recognising those employees that have gone above and beyond is a fantastic way to show your appreciation for the work they do, would be a great boost to their confidence and can provide motivation for others to strive to achieve more. As a past winner of the Award in 2015, I was delighted and proud to have been nominated by my employer in recognition of the work I was doing for them, the Nottingham Institute and the wider community. It most definitely is a badge of honour and the award takes pride of place in my home.

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Legal Considerations relating to Shareholder Protection Plans

  • Wed 27 Nov 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
    • Alice Rees, Nelsons

If you work with businesses and company Directors, it is good to understand the legal framework that companies should consider and embrace and so should you.

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Operating in a hard market and negotiation skills

  • Tue 26 Nov 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Crowne Plaza - Nottingham

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. We hope to re-run this early 2020. Hear from seasoned insurance professionals and get some tips and insights on how you can best serve your clients’ interests in a hard market. This should be an informative and fun session involving a panel discussion, a negotiation skills game and an opportunity to get to know colleagues in the Nottingham insurance market over drinks and nibbles.

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Council Meeting November 2019

  • Wed 13 Nov 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Freeths

Nottingham Insurance Institute Council meeting. If you are not a member of council and would like to attend, please contact our secretary to reserve your place helen@aips.co.uk Parking is available subject to pre-registering your vehicle.

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