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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...

Brit expats in France demand second referendum based on Brexit deal

Brit expats in France demand second referendum based on Brexit deal
British expatriates living in France are now in favour of a second referendum as the only way to stop the Brexit debacle. Brit expats who’ve made their homes and started businesses in France are amongst the worst affected by the UK/EU divorce, with the majority now believing the only way out of the debacle is via a second referendum....

Expats and locals join to protest Portuguese stray dog euthanasia

Expats and locals join to protest Portuguese stray dog euthanasia
If you count your pets as your best friends, retirement in Portugal might not be the best idea. Most would-be expat retirees heading for European destinations are well aware that Britons are regarded as unstable for their love of dogs, cats and several other less cuddly and communicative species. It’s true that Europeans in general...

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal
The next major financial scandal is expected to be pensions misselling, with IFAs and insurers hit hard. If you’re planning a retirement overseas with the help of your pension pot, the next big financial scandal due to hit world news may well save you becoming yet another victim of pensions misselling by commission hungry IFAs. According...

Expats in Cyprus targeted by unlicensed and unregulated IFAs

Expats in Cyprus targeted by unlicensed and unregulated IFAs
In spite of endless warnings by media and authorities alike, expatriates living in Cyprus are still falling foul of unregistered, unregulated independent financial advisors. The majority of UK expats living in Cyprus are retirees or owners of small businesses, all of whom may well be looking to invest their pension pots and savings to get...

Expat victims of Premier FX crash determined to fight for their money

Expat victims of Premier FX crash determined to fight for their money
Premier FX was a popular choice for expat professionals remitting moneys to the home country as well as for expat retirees bringing in their pension payments in their host country’s currency. The supposedly reputable forex platform was based in and operated from Portugal, offering all the usual guarantees, but it now seems the...

Good news for UK expats living in France

Good news for UK expats living in France
UK expats in France will welcome an initiative by the PM to facilitate their residency in the case of a no-deal Brexit. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has requested his cabinet to work out contingency measures for a hard Brexit including ‘facilitating residency’ for British expats living and working in the country. The...

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France
In spite of advice on how to get residence cards before next March, British expats in France are still confused by the process. Some are asking where they can get correct application forms, but the majority of French prefectures require a personal appearance with the correct paperwork. Some local authorities have online appointment...

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge
Expats, businesses and residents on the Rock are increasingly worried about Spain’s reaction to a hard Brexit. For most residents and expats living and working in Gibraltar, Spain is a known threat for its former spiteful behaviour towards the Rock, which they consider is part of the Spanish mainland. The neighbouring country has the...