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The Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Fund (FES Super) is the superannuation fund for employees of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia and some associated employers Learn More

 

FES Super Latest News

Transfers of UK pensions to FES Super

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS)

HM Revenue and Customs in the UK has launched a crackdown on overseas schemes open to UK expatriates who want to move their pension abroad, with hundreds of schemes being removed from its approved list.

Expatriates in Australia were the among the hardest hit. Of the 1600 QROPS providers that were previously on the list, only one provider now remains - the Local Government Superannuation Scheme.

With effect from 17 June 2015 FES Super is no longer on the HMRC approved list of QROPS providers.

Savers who transfer their UK pension to a non-qualifying scheme will face a 55% tax charge imposed by HMRC on the money involved.  Any one who transferred their UK pension prior to 6 April 2015 will not incur the tax charge of 55%, but those who initiated the transfer after 6 April 2015 may be liable for this charge.

Insurance changes with effect from 1 July 2015

Please see the Significant Event Notice in the May 2015 newsletter under Publications/Policies and Procedures on this website for more information.

Changes to process for death benefits with effect from 1 July 2015

Please see the Significant Event Notice in the May 2015 newsletter under Publications/Policies and Procedures on this website for more information.

Adviser Authorities

Advisers who are seeking information from the Fund on behalf of a FES Super member must provide the Superannuation Board with a valid adviser authority. These third party authorities will be valid for a maximum period of 12 months from the date of receipt, and may be cancelled earlier by the member by way of written notice to the Superannuation Board.

This rule applies to all third party authorities including the situation where a member wishes their spouse or partner to obtain information on their behalf, and is intended to protect the member's personal details.

If the authority is no longer valid (i.e. it is more than 12 months from the date of its receipt) the Superannuation Board will require a written update to be made by the member before disclosing any details to the third party.

  • This is your new FES Super Website

    28 October 2013

    We hope you find the content easy to navigate and useful for your needs. We welcome any feedback you would like to make on the website.

     

  • Keep your Super unified

    Rolling over your superannuation accounts from other funds into FES Super will make it easier for you to manage your superannuation and reduce the overall administration fees you have to pay for your super.  

To help you maximise your superannuation  we have provided you with a direct link to the Super Guru website that is maintained by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Ltd. To access the Super Guru website click on the words "Keep your Super unified" above.