Category Archives: News

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to protect your family (November 2020)

I have published articles on this topic before but in light of the recent changes to the personal status laws in the UAE, this has been updated to cover the new rules. If you have assets, and more importantly, if … Continue reading

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New personal laws in the UAE but what do they really mean for you?

I am sure most people have seen the articles about some significant legislative changes in the UAE with changes to the penal code and personal status laws and these are very positive in all respects. In this article, I want … Continue reading

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News: Minimum age to access UK private pensions to change

This information has been confirmed on the UK Parliament website following an exchange in the House of Commons today, 3rd September 2020. The exact wording is as follows: “In 2014 the government announced it would increase the minimum pension age … Continue reading

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UK Summer Economic Statement July 2020 – the facts for expats

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has presented his Summer Economic Statement, a de facto budget, and this article is an overview of the main points with particular reference to any announcements or changes that are relevant to … Continue reading

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A survey – how has your UAE income & financial situation been affected by Coronavirus?

I am sure we are all well aware that the restrictions related to COVID-19 have meant that the income of many people in the UAE has been affected.  In order to find out the extent of this I have put … Continue reading

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Need to know: UAE Labour Law in the time of Coronavirus

As many will be aware, I have been writing about UAE employment regulations, and other matters, in my weekly column in The National newspaper since 2008. This is addition to my main business as an Independent Financial Adviser. All columns … Continue reading

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News: Tax update for expats unable to leave the UK

HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) has announced that it will be giving special treatment to non-residents who are forced to stay in the UK exceeding their permitted number of days. With quite a few expats unable to leave due … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and your investments – part 2

I published an article on this topic on 4th March but with the ongoing situation and further stock markets falls, it is time for another. With worries and panic across the world in respect of both health and all the … Continue reading

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UK Budget March 2020 – the facts for expats

This is the first budget of this Government and the first by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, less than a month after taking over at the Treasury. This article is a brief overview of some of the main points with particular reference … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and your investments – part one

No one can avoid this subject right now but, in this article, I want to address the financial concerns, specifically in relation to investments. Global stock markets fell last week, the largest falls over a couple of days for 10 … Continue reading

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