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The Only Way is Up – International Adviser article on QNUPS being a useful Topping-Up option
1605 International Adviser Article

Osborne’s Grab from Big Pension Pots Rises Fourfold
160228 – Sunday Times Article

Ignore the £1M Pension Rules at Your Peril
160124 – Sunday Times Article

Ten Weeks for High Earners to Beat the Retirement Trap
160124 – Sunday Times Article

The Destruction of UK Pensions
In case anyone had any doubts over the unsurpassed benefits of QNUPS Trusts as an additional wrapper to an individual’s retirement planning, look at the absolute necessity of the need of such a platform to give Gross Compound Roll-up to one’s investment assets over & above one’s pensions. How on earth is anyone, however wealthy you might be, expected to live from age 60 or 65 up until perhaps 90, on a pension fund of just £1Mn?! A QNUPS  is the only platform which gives gross Tax-Free roll-up to one’s investment over & above a pension, without the pension Cap & Lifetime Allowance.
160110 – Sunday Times Pension Trap Article

Abolition of pension 55% death tax
Blick Rothenberg article

Time to take stock over buy to let
151128 – Sunday Times article on Buy to Let

HMRC deadline nears for UK non-doms, Pinsent Mason warns
150527 – Non-Doms – International Adviser

Government Removes Pension Freedoms for QROPS
150317  – FT Adviser – Government removes pension freedoms for QROPS

Article on Final Salary Pensions
150221 – Article on Final Salary Pensions

New 2015 Tax Break
150108 – QROPS – New 2015 Tax Break

Pensioneer – Russian Case Study
141120 – Russian Case Study

HMRC’s new pension transfer flexibilities show maturity of QROPS market
141008 – eprivateclient

Pensioneer QNUPS Q & A
1410 Pensioneer QNUPS Q&A

Succession Planning
140829 – eprivateclient – succession planning

UK Executive Pensions International EFRBS vs QNUPS
UK Executive Pensions, EFRBS v QNUPS

UK Lifetime Allowance Limit – What Pension Alternatives are available?
UK Lifetime Allowance Limit

Tax position of initial lump sum payments from a QNUPS (PCLS)
- 4 Apr 2014
A Qualifying Non-UK Pension Scheme (QNUPS) is in effect an offshore trust that by definition meets the criteria in the UK for a qualifying non-UK pension scheme. As an offshore trust it is subject to the tax regime for that structure and therefore is within the scope of the anti-avoidance regime applicable to such trusts, such as s720 and s731 of Income Tax Act 2007. The latter ensures that capital distributions from an offshore trust would be subject to income tax. These rules tend not to apply to QNUPS because the product is not designed to avoid tax and it utilises specific UK tax legislation. When a distribution is made from a QNUPS the anti-avoidance provisions should not apply and as such one looks at first principles which provide that capital distributions from trusts are not taxed.

The specific exemptions that apply to the PCLS of a Registered UK Pension Scheme are not in point because QNUPS are not within the scope of the registered pension scheme regime and therefore the tax charges and exemptions do not apply.

Evening Standard Article on Mansion Tax
130902 evening standard

Case for QROPS & QNUPS
130814 – IFA online – Case for QROPS and QNUPS

The Times article on Mansion Tax
130708 the times

The emerging consensus to tax wealth rather than income
130218 The Times – Mansion Tax

Osborne’s U-Turn on IHT & proposed new Mansion Tax – any more reasons needed for a QNUPS?
130218 Daily Mail – comment
130212 daily telegraph

Now a Mansion Tax on all property for everbody?
130217 Daily Mail – politics of envy
130218 Daily Mail – Mansion Tax

Recent UK Budget proposals on Stamp Duty, CGT & IHT
Budget 2013 – IHT
Budget 2013 CGT & Stamp Duty

Inheritance Tax Plans don’t add up
130212 daily telegraph

QNUPS tax benefits explained
130124 IFA online – QUNPS tax benefits

Sunday Times analysis of the Mansion Tax & CGT charges
121216  Sunday Times analysis of the Mansion Tax & CGT charges

Property Quest
121201 – Accountant Article

Inheritance Tax Act 2010 provisions for QNUPS from HMRC website

Given that some people have suggested that QNUPS might be vulnerable to Government interference if its privileges were widely published, I felt it important to provide evidence of its soundness & official UK Revenue approval.

Herewith therefore the provisions taken directly from the HMRC’s own website on the IHT Act 2010 enacting the Statutory relevance of the QNUPS platform which they designed themselves. Hence its legality with profound evidence of the difference between QNUPS & other unqualified trusts, which in turn might quite possibly be treated as artificial schemes. Ample evidence it should without reservation be accepted as a sound, legal platform for investment & estate planning.

100112 – Inheritance Tax Act 2010 provisions for QNUPS from HMRC website

Changes to Tax Planning Structures Company Owned Properties
121005 – Changes to Tax Planning Structures Company Owned Properties

Role of QNUPS
120814_IFA_online-QNUPS

As reported in the Accountancy periodical
Oct 2011 – Offshore pensions – Robert Adams on the creation of tax-free assets outside UK

Int Adviser Article on KB QNUPS
111123 – Kleinwort Benson Launches Guernsey QNUPS

Telegraph article
111012 – QNUPS: the secret to escaping inheritance tax?

QNUPS Magazine Article
Dec 2010 – A Qualifying Non-UK Pension Scheme

Accountant Interview
Sep 2010 – Avoiding a Pension Meltdown

Sunday Business Post Feature
100725 – Guernsey scheme a ‘no-brainer’ for British pension holders

Article for Accountants in the Irish ACCA magazine
May 2010 – Pension Transfers. Christopher Coleridge Cole outlines the benefits to former UK residents of the new QROPS legislation.

International Adviser Article on QROPS abuse
100211 – International Adviser Article on QROPS abuse

Sunday Times Article
091004 – How to get your pension out of Britain

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