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Budget 2014: HMRC gains new powers to tackle dodgy “pension liberators”

Faced with growing numbers of "pension liberators" duping people into transferring their pensions into fake "QROPS", HMRC has been given new powers to crack down on the fraudsters in the March 2014 Budget.

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Taxman squeezes wealthy expats’ pensions out of UK into QROPS

Fiscal year 2014/15 will see a drop in the pension tax-free lifetime allowance limit from £1.5m to £1.25m. Wealthy expats are already rushing to investigate QROPS as a result. Is this extra tax squeeze justified, or a pointless and fruitless exercise?

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National Insurance contributions for British expats: the facts

Ross Naylor spells out the facts about National Insurance Contributions for British expats who are concerned about qualifying for a State Pension.

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Do you pay NZ taxes and have a UK pension interest?

Important information about QROPS legislation with particular relevance to New Zealand

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QROPS – a Beginner’s Guide

Confused by QROPS? Here's an explanation of what the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme is all about, courtesy of

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