Pensions Made Easy #1 – What is the difference between a QROPS and a QNUPS?

By April 5, 2021News

An article by Roger Berry, Managing Director of Concept Group Limited.

People use QROPS to transfer UK tax relieved pension funds overseas. QROPS are generally for non-UK resident members or for people who intend to be UK non-resident in the near future. QROPS have restrictions on investing in taxable property e.g. wine, stamps, vintage cars, residential property but QNUPS do not. QNUPS are often used both by UK resident and UK non-resident members. You cannot transfer UK tax releived pensions into a QNUPS without creating very significant tax charges. Only a QROPS can achieve a tax free transfer.

This can be a complex area on which professional advice should be taken. The above statement is a simplified summary answer.

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