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Contributed by SIPP Specialists Limited
21 January, 2013

Contributed by SIPP Specialists Limited [www.sippspecialists.co.im]

After the break for Christmas and New Year, it has been a quiet start for QROPS articles. This time we’ve included a couple of articles about Gibraltar who seem in ‘expansionist’ mode and a couple of articles about New Zealand which contradict each other about possible tax changes there.

There is also another article about possible HMRC scrutiny of QROPS Schemes and the ‘fine print’. Our view is that if you follow both the letter and spirit of the legislation then there really ought not to be a problem.

There have been no articles about QNUPS which is, frankly, surprising, given the contents of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, where he slashed the Lifetime Allowance to 1,250,000 and the Annual Allowance to 40,000  (with a possibility of both being cut even further).

We believe that unless someone has a substantial pension pot already, then the possibility of achieving a pot of 1,250,000 at the rate of 40,000 per annum is academic, or at least a very long term proposition. This may well open up the possibility of QNUPS where appropriate.

We must declare that we are multi-jurisdictional providers of both QROPS and QNUPS with a new QNUPS structure on the way, and that we have not written nor do we necessarily endorse any of the featured articles. We feel they might be of interest to some advisers for their clients.

If you feel that you want to discuss any of the contents of this Bulletin, or do not wish to receive them in the future, please contact us on consultants@sippspecialists.com and visit www.sippspecialists.co.uk for more information.



Mark Knight, DipFS

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