Category Archives: Tax & info

A guide to buying property & getting a mortgage in Dubai

Buying a property in the UAE can be daunting, especially for the first-time buyer. Expats have only been able to buy here since 2001, and only in specific areas, so many people are unfamiliar with the process as it can … Continue reading

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An expat’s guide to buying property in the UK

No matter what is happening in the rest of the world, interest in the UK housing market remains strong with many people looking to buy a property as part of their portfolio of investments, or as a future home. For … Continue reading

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UK Budget March 2017 – the main points for expats

9th March 2017 saw the final UK Spring Budget as the announcements now move to the Autumn. As ever there were a number of measures that will affect expats, including a surprise regarding pensions. This article is a brief overview … Continue reading

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UK Autumn Statement, November 2016 – the facts that expats need to know

Following changes of leadership in the Conservative Party earlier this year, the new UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented the UK Autumn Statement and Spending Review to parliament on 24th November. These reports are always lengthy and whilst … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will there’s a way to protect your family

If you have assets, and more importantly, if you have children, then you need a will. This is a subject that many people are reluctant to address but there are many misconceptions and an all too common reluctance to talk … Continue reading

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UK National Insurance payments & the State Pension – what expats need to know

The rules regarding entitlement to the UK State Pension have just changed so if you are not fully aware of the changes, and how they might affect you, and studies show that few people are, you need to read on.

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Brexit – where are we now?

It has now been a few weeks since the results of the UK’s referendum relating to the EU and as the dust starts to settle we may have a little more idea of the long terms effects. I am always … Continue reading

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