Category Archives: General financial information

Sitting tight – the importance of remaining invested

There is no question that we are in interesting times for investment markets and we have all seen falls in the value of our portfolios This article is designed to explain why you really should not worry and why you … Continue reading

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Need to know: The UK’s Foreign Spouse Exemption, the tax issue you don’t hear about

I last covered this topic many years ago, so it is time for an update. If you are a Brit with a foreign husband or wife, or you are not British but are married to a Brit, this article is … Continue reading

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UK property investment with completion August 2022 – online presentation

Join us on Wednesday 27th April at 1pm UAE time, for a presentation about a property investment opportunity that will complete soon. Tenant enquiries are already being taken so this is a good option for anyone who wants to complete … Continue reading

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UK Spring Statement, March 2022 – a summary for expats

The Spring Statement is essentially a mini-Budget, allowing the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make announcements, some minor changes, and to provides updates on the economy.  It does not usually include major tax or spending changes. This is not an … Continue reading

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Stock markets and investments – what not to do in volatile times

On 24th February, we woke to the news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. The situation had been deteriorating for a while but now we have the terrible reality of military conflict. The article is about financial matters, not politics, but … Continue reading

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10 Financial Resolutions for 2022 you can actually keep

Many of us make New Year resolutions, but how many of those are about our finances? And how many of them do we really keep? 2020 and 2021 have been tough years for large numbers of people and we can’t … Continue reading

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UK Budget & Spending Review October 2021 – a summary for expats

As has been the case for the past couple of years, many of the Budget measure have been leaked or drip-fed to the press so we were not expecting much in the way of surprises and there is nothing that … Continue reading

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How to invest in UK property without stress

In an uncertain world, it is understandable that we have seen an increase in interest in investing in property. It is human nature to want to put your money into something that you can see and touch. Property markets are … Continue reading

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Golden visas & second passports – making borders a thing of the past

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a passport that allows them to travel around the world with minimum hassle and without having to apply to a visa wherever they go. If you don’t have that privilege, did you know … Continue reading

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