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Can you afford to survive a critical illness?

I have two simple questions for you. Could you and your family survive financially if you suffered a serious illness and were unable to work? Even if you could, would it decimate your savings and future plans? Being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Pensions

Research has shown that a large number of people have forgotten UK pension plans, or lost track of a plan from years ago or from previous employment. The value of these lost pension funds is around £19.4 billion according to … 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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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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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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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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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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UAE Insolvency law – overview & information

In November 2019, the UAE Government announced a new law for personal insolvency, to assist people with debt problems, and this has now come into effect. This is a real game changer as it will give people in difficulties an … Continue reading

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

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