Category Archives: Need to know

UK Autumn Statement November 2022 – a summary for expats

UK Budgets seem to come thick and fast these days with the last one in September, albeit that was referred to as a ‘fiscal event’.  A small budget by any other name can lead to as many problems as a … 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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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 March 2021 – the facts for expats

There is no question that this will not have been an easy Budget to put together. There are still uncertainties in respect of Covid19 and the UK economy has problems, for more than one reason. With so many people on … Continue reading

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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 changes to the personal status laws in the UAE in 2020, this has been updated to cover the new rules. If you have assets, and more importantly, … 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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What has a financial adviser ever done for you?

Paraphrasing Monty Python, purely to get your attention, but it’s a valid question. I am in an industry that is frequently criticised in the UAE, often for good reason, but let me explain why using a qualified adviser (rather than … Continue reading

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New to Dubai? Important facts & financial information

Welcome to Dubai and a new and exciting life. There is a lot to learn and while this is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai, it does give you a useful overview of many of the financial … Continue reading

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Moving from the UAE to the UK? Do you have a proper financial exit plan?

When you relocate from one country to another there is a great deal you need to think about. These include the practical problems of shipping your possessions, finding a place to live, finding new schools for children, new employment and … Continue reading

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