funded unapproved retirement benefit schemes
funded unapproved retirement benefit schemes (FURBS)
1) Now known as employer-financed retirement benefit schemes (EFRBS), unapproved occupational pension schemes that employers used to set up to provide top-up benefits for employees who were caught by the pensions cap. No new FURBS can be set up since 6 April 2005. The employer entered into a contractual commitment to pay a pension at retirement, and made payments to fund that pension promise. FURBS were not capable of being approved by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and attracted only limited tax relief. See also unfunded unapproved retirement benefit schemes.
2) Unapproved occupational pension schemes set up by employers to provide top-up benefits for employees who are caught by the pensions cap. They will usually involve the employer contributing to a trust during employment to fund the pension after retirement. As they are unapproved they do not attract any beneficial tax treatment (in comparison to approved pension schemes).

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