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No American QROPS – You can still transfer UK Pensions

No American QROPS – You can still transfer UK Pensions

Are you aware that HMRC has cut all American QROPS? From the 9th March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his annual budget the introduction of an Overseas Transfer Charge (OTC). The OTC is, in essence, a 25% tax on any pension transfer to a QROPS for those that reside outside of the EEA […]

Canadian QROPS

No Canadian QROPS – you can still transfer UK Pensions

Did you know that HMRC has cut all Canadian QROPS? In February 2017 Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) decided to cut all Canadian QROPS / ROPS (Qualified/ Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes) from the ROPS list. The reasons being that Canadian retirement plans allow for the holder to use their pension as collateral when buying a […]

NT (Nil Tax) code

How to apply for your NT (Nil Tax) code?

 Applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code? If you’re a British national living outside of the Uk, looking to drawdown an income or currently drawing down an income from a UK pension scheme, then applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code will be of great importance. An NT code means you won’t pay tax on the […]

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Pension Transfer Values

pension transfer values Lump sum or regular income… what’s your best option? With previous employers offering huge pension transfer values and schemes being more flexible than you thought. What is your best option as you enter into, or continue your retirement. Defined benefit scheme As many at 5 million people have built significant pensions through […]

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Looking to export? You may need to spend time living abroad

There’s thousands of opportunities out there, it’s your job to find them and conquer them. UK business owners are currently going through a period of great uncertainty. With the economy going through something of a rough patch, and Brexit ambiguity a constant shadow hovering above us, many businesses are more concerned with staying afloat than […]

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Succeeding in business abroad

Want to set-up overseas? Here’s our business abroad checklist… While many British citizens become expats in order to enjoy their retirement abroad, others leave the UK for more entrepreneurial reasons. Some expats yearn to start their own businesses abroad, thereby generating money that they can use to enjoy their new countries. If you’re one of […]