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European Court of Justice throws out Brit expat referendum challenge

European Court of Justice throws out Brit expat referendum challenge
British retired expats in EU member states have lost their referendum challenge based on disenfranchisement. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has rejected a case brought by Harry Shindler and others which claimed the 2016 Brexit referendum was invalid due to over a million British expats being blocked from voting. The French...

Expat tax breaks across the world

Expat tax breaks across the world
International expats are fully aware there are only two unavoidable disasters in life – death and taxes. Whilst it’s impossible to avoid death when it’s your turn to go, it’s entirely possible to avoid losing massive chunks of your salary to the local taxman, especially if you’re an American citizen who’s already paying...

Dissention still brewing over Netherlands 30 per cent tax break ruling

Dissention still brewing over Netherlands 30 per cent tax break ruling
After a final announcement about the controversial 30 per cent tax relief rule for expats, dissension is still brewing as those affected consider their financial options. Protestors have won at least a single victory, in that there is now a transitional law affecting those whose cut-off point would have been in 2019 0r 2020. It’s still...

Are UK expat pensions inheritable by surviving spouses?

Are UK expat pensions inheritable by surviving spouses?
Retirement overseas is now the norm for many British couples, but what happens to pension payments when one partner dies? It has to be said that a stress-free retirement in a warm country can extend not only expat pensioner couples’ lives, but also their capacity for enjoying their time together in a new country. However, when it’s...

How to date safely in Dubai

How to date safely in Dubai
As if being a female in Dubai isn’t tough enough, you’ll need to get used to the emirate’s dating protocols. For new female arrivals, Dubai may seem like a pleasure palace for the privileged complete with great-looking guys in romantic white robes. As with every other expatriate destination on the planet, reality may take a while to...

Tips for expats buying a property in Greece

Tips for expats buying a property in Greece
Expat property purchase in Greece is complicated, but can be done with a little professional help. If you’ve finally given up on the UK and are moving to Greece, buying a home in your chosen location isn’t exactly straightforward, but can be done. EU nationals can freely purchase real estate on the mainland and in the islands, but...

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports
Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, there’s been a massive surge in the number of Brits applying for Irish passports. In the year before the referendum, some 46,000 applications for Irish passports were processed, all of which went to citizens in mainland UK rather than to Northern Ireland. By the beginning of...

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances
According to leading financial advice firms, all British expats should now be reviewing their financial strategies in the light of a possible no-deal Brexit. The news that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is setting aside some £500 million in preparation for a no-deal Brexit is sending shivers up the spines of a good number of British...

Self employed expats face UK government tax and NI crackdown

Self employed expats face UK government tax and NI crackdown
British expats whose companies are UK-registered and who work overseas are about to be targeted by UK tax officials. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has ordered the Treasury to drat new laws governing British expats working for their own private, UK-registered companies. The move is aimed at clamping down on alleged tax avoidance by Britons...

Brit and German unis join together to save EU research grants

Brit and German unis join together to save EU research grants
A famous UK university is working with its German equivalent to get round the Brexit effect on EU research funding. The threat to UK universities’ EU research funding caused by Brexit could recede due to a plan by two leading world universities, with academics in the UK have fearing the ending of EU research grants ever since the...