Relocation Destinations For The Politically Minded And Socially Progressive Expat


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Had enough of Brexit and fancy a change? Maybe you’re tired of the political squabbles between parties, referendums, and surprise snap-elections? If you’re looking to escape Britain and head somewhere different, there are loads of places you can relocate to that cater for those seeking culture, new adventure, and political diversity.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update May 2017


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QROPS questions for jurisdictions

British expats need to be aware that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to ask financial centres around the world whether they are breaking the UK’s pension rules.

This follows media reports in Gibraltar that HMRC is asking for offshore pension jurisdictions to reaffirm that they comply with UK pension legislation that covers British and foreign pension savers moving their pension pot overseas without incurring a tax bill.   more ...

  An Expat Guide To Investing While Living Abroad


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One of the biggest attractions for heading overseas to work as an expat is for the lucrative opportunity such an assignment will bring, which means understanding how to invest while living abroad will help you to enjoy the best returns.

There are a wide range of strategies that are potentially available to help an expat capitalise on investment opportunities outside of their home country.

However, many expats will simply decide to invest in their home country because that's an investment environment that they already know and can appreciate.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 27 April 2017


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Call to unfreeze expat pensions dismissed

Hopes that UK expat retirees may see their pensions being unfrozen have been dealt a blow.

Richard Harrington, the pensions minister, has revealed that there are no plans under changes to Social Security benefit rules that will see state pension payments being unfrozen.   more ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update 21 April 2017


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Saudi remittances fall

The struggling economy in Saudi Arabia has seen a steep fall in the amount of money being remitted to other countries.

Expats in the Kingdom sent home $2.87 billion (£2.25) in February, which is 15% less than was sent home in February last year, according to the country’s monetary authority.

Financial experts say the fall in remittances is down to the Kingdom's lower level of economic growth, including a fall in the activities of the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises, and suspended government projects.   more ...

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