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FAQ 16 – What are the benefits of transferring to a QROPS?

The background to QROPS is to allow a mobile workforce and individuals to move freely without restrictions and not to have a UK Pension adversely affect their finances in their new residency.

The main reasons people who are considering being non UK resident consider QROPS are:

  • Significant income tax savings and no withholding tax. All income is paid Gross.
  • More flexibility on the level of income taken at retirement after five full UK tax years.
  • No requirement to buy an annuity or alternatively secured pension at any age.
  • On death pass the fund intact to spouse and heirs UK inheritance tax free and free of succession tax in many jurisdictions.
  • No liability to future changes in UK Pensions taxation or legislation.

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