Tag Archives: UK tax

10 sensible steps for smart investing

I have put together a simple guide to 10 practical and logical steps you need to follow when investing so to find out more, read on… It is too easy to side-tracked from planning your future, our lives are busy … Continue reading

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UK Mini Budget September 2022 – a summary for expats

When a new Prime Minister takes office, it is usual for them to want to put their own stamp on things and Liz Truss and her team are doing just that. Kwasi Kwarteng, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, has … 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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UK Spring Statement, March 2022 – a summary for expats

The Spring Statement is essentially a mini-Budget, allowing the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make announcements, some minor changes, and to provides updates on the economy.  It does not usually include major tax or spending changes. This is not an … Continue reading

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UK Budget & Spending Review October 2021 – a summary for expats

As has been the case for the past couple of years, many of the Budget measure have been leaked or drip-fed to the press so we were not expecting much in the way of surprises and there is nothing that … Continue reading

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How to invest in UK property without stress

In an uncertain world, it is understandable that we have seen an increase in interest in investing in property. It is human nature to want to put your money into something that you can see and touch. Property markets are … 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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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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News: Minimum age to access UK private pensions to change

This information has been confirmed on the UK Parliament website following an exchange in the House of Commons today, 3rd September 2020. The exact wording is as follows: “In 2014 the government announced it would increase the minimum pension age … Continue reading

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