UK pension should be reviewed for life in France

I cannot overstate the importance of adjusting your financial planning to your life in France.

This enables you to take advantage of opportunities available for French residents that could significantly reduce your tax bill.

You could also enjoy more flexibility than UK-based arrangements can offer.

Does it, then, follow that you should bring your UK pensions with you if you are permanently living in France?

It would be easier if there was one right answer but that is not the case.

Everyone has their own set of requirements, plans and goals for retirement, so pension planning should be customised to you.

While you should take time over your pension decisions, today’s opportunities for Britons in France could change with Brexit or a change of UK government, so explore your options now.

Leaving your pension in the UK

One option is to do nothing and access your UK pensions from France. If you have a ‘defined contribution’ pension, you can access funds in various ways.

You could take cash in ...

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