On 23 November 2010, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury announced that the Government intends to launch a new authorised fund regime for tax transparent vehicles, in order to take advantage of the master-feeder fund structure across the EU, which is a key feature of the UCITS IV Directive, and for use as a preferred structure for cross-border pooling of pension funds, and possibly also for life insurance funds. (A contractual common fund structure is currently being considered for these purposes).