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Plan Your Retirement withQROPS Pensions

Plan Your Retirement withQROPS Pensions Article by Simmi A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme or QROPS is any pension plan officially recognised by HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) which allows individuals to transfer their UK pensions to overseas destinations. There are foreign nationals who work with UK companies all their lives and after retirement [...]

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New Labour F*ck up UK private pensions (23Jun09)

A report shows how New Labour have totally f’ed the private pension system. The best pension system in Europe turned into the worst by New Labour, starting with Gordon Brown’s £5bn/year raid on private pensions, the ever lower annuity rates, and tax changes to the pension system making a huge disadvantage to save for your [...]

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French Social Charges and UK Pensions

French Social Charges and UK Pensions Article by David Yeates Early retirees in France continue to benefit from an administrative loophole in the taxation of their pensions, but it may not last. As we have pointed out previously in this Newsletter, private sector early retirement pensions are subject to French social charges, but in practice [...]

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Pension Advice for A-Day!

Pension Advice for A-Day! Article by Elizabeth Grant It has been claimed that A-Day is set to be the biggest shake-up that pensions in the UK have experienced in over 60 years but it has also left many wondering what A-Day is and what pension advice they will need to prepare for it. Below we [...]

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Pensions and QROPS in Greece

Pensions and QROPS in Greece Greece is a country which does not have a domicile QROPS available to individuals. The normal route to transfer UK pensions overseas is to use a jurisdiction such as Guernsey. Thus subject to normal QROPS rules, cash and income can be paid without tax deductions and the QROPS fund will [...]

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United States Pension system

United States Pension system The USA is a country which does have a domicile QROPS available to individuals. The most common quoted scheme is the Fidelity 401K. Fidelity get numerous enquiries about UK expats transferring their UK Pension to this scheme as I’m sure do the other USA QROPS quoted on HMRC’s website. BUT: the [...]

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The UK’s private pensions scam (21July10)

A look at the UK’s private sector pensions. Notice the bits missing in this report. They don;t tell you that when you put in money you get tax breaks, but it’s all clawed back when you take the pension. They don’t tell you the money is NOT yours, it belongs to the company, so if [...]

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Look Into Transferring Pensions And Equity Funds Abroad WIth A QROPS Scheme

Look Into Transferring Pensions And Equity Funds Abroad WIth A QROPS Scheme Article by Joyce Russell My wife and I have both had fantastic and well paid working careers. From being young we realised the importance to save for the future in the form of private pensions and equity funds. We planned ahead and started [...]

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Contractor Pensions

www.tarpon-uk.com 0845 643 1580 Info@tarpon-uk.com Contractor Pensions What is a pension? A pension is a long-term investment to provide a source of regular income when you retire. Contributions are made into a pension fund while you are working which will then give you regular payments once you have retired based on the amount you have [...]

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Sterling Rise Brings Some Relief to The Policymakers

Sterling Rise Brings Some Relief to The Policymakers At Gerard Associates Ltd we continue our daily look at factors affecting markets and currencies allowing some insight into conditions affecting exchange rates. Cash and income timing from a UK Pension or QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme) should be consideredto maximise the Pension, QROPS and investment [...]

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