Tag Archives: expat

The financial mistakes that you really want to avoid

Everyone moves to the UAE with the best of intentions but it is easy to get side-tracked by the attractions, the fun and sun and forget that you planned to be sensible. The laws here are also very different to … 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 2015 – the facts for expats

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, presented the UK Autumn Statement and Spending Review to Parliament on 25th November. This is a comprehensive, and lengthy, report so I have picked out a number of the points which may … Continue reading

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HMRC consultation – changes for British expats?

I am sure many people have heard worrying stories about proposed changes to the UK tax system that will affect expats in particular. Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a consultation document with the title of ‘Statutory definition of tax residence: a consultation’. … Continue reading

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Guidance for British Expats – updated May 2011

This has topic has been updated, so please refer to the current post https://financialuae.me/2012/05/03/guidance-for-british-expats-updated-may-2012/   Taxes British expatriates are generally not liable for UK income tax on their earnings whilst resident in the UAE, but specific rules apply. The date … Continue reading

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Where there’s a Will…

The May issue of Good Taste magazine (free in branches of Choitrams) has a two page article on pages 34 and 35 all about Wills. If you haven’t seen a copy, the pages are shown below and you simply click on the … Continue reading

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Radio podcast – February 2011

On 7th February I  appeared in my usual guest slot on the Nightline show on Dubai Eye 103.8FM. This month we talked about the most popular topics in the letters and emails I receive from readers of my newspaper column, as well … Continue reading

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