Thank you for your question..
Please clarify for me
The property in Norway - was this your only property and main residence during the period of ownership?
You say you have been living in Norway for the past 18 years?
When did you return to the UK to take full time residence here?
Thank you for your reply..
Based on what you have stated, the original home you sold just before Christmas (2015) and the flat you recently sold were your only properties and your main residence.
All gain made on these sales is covered by private residence relief in full. and therefore no CGT payable to UK tax authorities.
More information on private residence relief is covered here
If the flat is sold after you became UK resident for tax purposes, you should report the gain on supplementary pages SA108 - Capital gains Summary when completing your Tax return for current tax year.
The remittance of funds into a UK bank account is tranfer of capital from one bank account to another. You should make your bank in the UK aware of impending transfer of funds to comply with money laundering regulations.
As far as your pension status is concerned you should contact The Department of Works and Pensions here
I hope this is helpful and answers your question.
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