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Unsecured Pension

A feature of the FA04 regime, in which payment of income withdrawals from a money purchase arrangement (or income paid from a short term annuity contract purchased from such an arrangement) is made to a member who is less than age 75.

Unauthorised Member Payment

With remarkable logic, HMRC tells us this is any payment which is not an authorised member payment or a payment which is deemed to be an unauthorised payment. There are unwelcome payments to HMRC triggered where unauthorised payments are made.

UEL

Upper Earnings Limit

Articles

RIP Trusts? Long Live Family Partnerships?

It seems that trusts are viewed currently as the source of all tax-planning evil. A series of legislative changes have made trusts extremely unattractive for wealthy UK clients. This article summarises the current status of trusts in UK tax planning before reviewing the proposed alternative of family partnerships. To what extent can partnerships be used to replicate trust planning?

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