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UK Stamp Duty to be even higher for non-residents?

Breaking news. It has been announced that the UK Government will shortly be issuing a new consultation document in which it will propose that the rate of Stamp Duty, the tax payable on purchase of a property, will increase further … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Christmas – the cost of recreating it in the UAE

It’s the time of year for seasonal cheer and goodwill to all men so for a little fun I’ve put together something a little different. It can be tough to decide what to buy for your significant other, particularly when … Continue reading

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Tax information for British expats – the Personal Allowance

The UK has a progressive tax system and so the rate of tax payable increases as income increases. All UK residents have a Personal Allowance which means that the first part of their income is free from UK income tax.  For … Continue reading

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Seasonal Spending – hints and tips for a happier Christmas & New Year

As we head rapidly towards the end of 2018 the prospect of Christmas and New Year is daunting for many due to the cost of the celebrations. With Christmas being as much a cultural as a religious event for most … Continue reading

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UAE Public holidays for 2018

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the public and private sector will … Continue reading

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Need to know: VAT in the UAE, what it means for individuals

We have known about the introduction of VAT on 1st January 2018 since early 2016 but the official guidance and final rules have not long been issued. There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding as to how it … Continue reading

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UK Autumn Budget 2017 – the facts for expats

This is the first Autumn Budget after it was announced that the main one would be issued towards the end of each year. This time there is little that directly affects expats and much of the focus was on the … Continue reading

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