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Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats

Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats
The result of the ongoing tax case against singing superstar Shakira could be all too relevant for British expats who’re living in Spain and working overseas. The Spanish tax authority is claiming the world-famous singing star has spent enough time actually living in Spain to be legally liable for tax on her massive worldwide earnings....

Indonesian lawmakers debate strict new laws forbidding sex outside marriage

Indonesian lawmakers debate strict new laws forbidding sex outside marriage
Just as Indonesia is increasing in popularity as a destination for expat retirees and entrepreneurs, its government is proposing a total ban on sex outside marriage. The proposed draft legislation now being debated by Indonesian lawmakers, but is being rubbished by human rights activists as a breach against human rights which will slow...

Votes for life campaigners get another chance to force government change

Votes for life campaigners get another chance to force government change
If you’ve decided to relocate overseas on a permanent basis, are your long-term UK voting rights important to you? Many British expats who up sticks and relocate are determined not to care what goes on in their country of birth, but Brexit has overturned much of their resolve. It’s too late to attempt to speculate over whether the...

Would be expat retirees warned over dodgy investments

Posted on January 22, 2018 in Finance Legal UK
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Would be expat retirees warned over dodgy investments
If you’re looking to plan for an expat retirement in a totally new environment, you need to take care your investments are secure. According to a scary report by Britain’s Financial Service Compensation Scheme, some 80 per cent of claims against dodgy IFAs involved investments in possibly fraudulent schemes such as storage lockers and...

EU ruling may make life easier for self employed expats

EU ruling may make life easier for self employed expats
A recent European Union ruling is set to benefit self-employed expats in Europe’s member states. The ruling by the European Court of Justice was triggered by a case involving an EU citizen working in Ireland in a self-employed capacity. The expat was afraid for his access to welfare and right to residence after he stopped working after...

Expat drivers in France urged to learn new rules of the road

Expat drivers in France urged to learn new rules of the road
French lawmakers have unveiled revised rules for all drivers in a bid to reduce severe accidents. Drivers’ behaviour is the target of a number of new measures recently announced by the French government. Due to come into force next July, the new laws are expected to reduce France’s higher than average toll of road accidents by...

Dubai frees Briton imprisoned for carrying legal cancer medication

Dubai frees Briton imprisoned for carrying legal cancer medication
Following an intervention by Detained in Dubai and local lawyers, a British man who’d been detained in jail for five weeks for carrying a six-month supply of a legal cancer medication has finally been released. Perry Coppins, the latest in a number of British citizens arrested and detained in the UAE for seemingly spurious reasons, was...

Pension fraudster flees Spain after scam collapses

Pension fraudster flees Spain after scam collapses
Over 300 British expats have lost up to €20 million to a pension fraudster who fled Spain after his scams were discovered. Darren Kirby, boss of Continental Wealth Management in Alicante, fled the country for Australia after closing his Javea office as soon as his illegal practices were discovered. Expat investors in Spain. Turkey,...

Expats warned over boiler room scammers

Posted on December 27, 2017 in Finance Legal UK Working Abroad
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Expats warned over boiler room scammers
Over the past decade or so, expats across the world have been warned time and time again about crooks posing as financial advisors, but boiler room scammers are the worst of the entire poisonous pack. Often operating from back-street rooms in the capital cities of many favourite expat locations, unqualified, briefly-trained and often...

Netherlands is the place for expat entrepreneurial businesses

Netherlands is the place for expat entrepreneurial businesses
For the ever-increasing number of younger entrepreneurs moving overseas to create their dream businesses, the Netherlands has much to offer. Surveys of ‘best countries’ have their place in many would-be expats’ choices of where to go, but mostly concentrate on expat professional relocations or expat retiree destinations. Moving...