Pensions

Pensions guidance:

In the UK the overwhelming majority of pension schemes in the private sector, ie both occupational and personal pension schemes, are established under trust and are...

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Government policy For many years as part of government policy the establishment in the UK of private pensions in addition to state pensions has been encouraged. This...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO REGISTERED FINAL SALARY OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES Most pension schemes provide for benefits upon the death of the members. What...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has released a report outlining recommendations to make considerable aspects of the design of inheritance...

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Where a member of a registered pension scheme dies while in drawdown (whether in the form of income withdrawal or a short-term annuity), there may be funds remaining in...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has released a report outlining recommendations to make considerable aspects of the design of inheritance...

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Types of death benefits payable There are two types of scheme benefits payable on a member’s death: • pension death benefits, and • lump sum death benefits Until 5 April...

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This Practice Note looks at the benefits which are payable where a member of an occupational or personal pension scheme dies before retirement without taking any...

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Membership of an occupational or personal pension scheme affords the opportunity to utilise the tax reliefs available during working life to save for a pension on...

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This Practice Note looks at the benefits which are payable where a member of an occupational or personal pension scheme retires. It explores the opportunities to maximise...

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Accrual rate The rate at which pension benefit increases as pensionable service is completed in a final salary scheme, eg 1/60 for each year of pensionable service....

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Public sector pensions are occupational schemes for employees of central or local government, a nationalised industry or other statutory bodies. They include pension...

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Why use a QROPS? In practice, many Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPSs) are personal pension schemes or retirement annuities that are marketed for...

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Broadly speaking, tax applies to UK registered pension schemes in three different areas: • tax treatment of member and employer contributions (including refunds of member...

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Factors which led to the creation of the Lifetime ISA Successive UK governments have long proclaimed the importance of encouraging long-term savings both within and...

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Pension rights may be transferred from one scheme to another. To avoid any adverse tax consequences under the Finance Act 2004 (FA 2004), a transfer from a UK-registered...

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There are different categories of overseas pension schemes, with various layers of requirements. These include: • Overseas Pension Schemes (OPS) • Qualifying Non-UK...

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