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Rudd Takes Over As Pensions And Benefits Supremo

Tory Brexiteer Amber Rudd has taken over as the fourth Work and Pensions Secretary in just over two years. She inherits a chair left vacant...

It’s Time To Celebrate Tax Freedom Day

British taxpayers have put in a shift of 148 days working to pay their income tax to the government this year - now they...

A Modern Pension is Expensive

Emperor Augustus came to power with the help of a private army. So understandably he was eager to ensure the loyalty of his soldiers...

Londoners paying at least 4 times more Stamp Duty than the...

London Central Portfolio has carried out detailed analysis of residential Stamp Duty returns for 2017. This includes the new Additional Rate Stamp Duty (ARSD)...

QROPS Petition Protest Takes On Overseas Transfer Charge

Expat pension protesters have launched a petition aimed at persuading the government to scrap a massive tax on shifting their retirement savings offshore. Since March...

Brexit briefing November 24: Chaos And Confusion

Chaos among Tories in London and confusion among negotiators in Brussels are holding up Brexit talks. Both Britain and the EU appear not to know...

I Doubt We’ll Predict Next Financial Crisis, Says Carney

What chance do DIY investors have in predicting how the markets will perform when even the experts say they are unlikely to make accurate...

Autumn Statement 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond took the chance to stamp his authority on the economy with his first Autumn Statement. He has swept away living under austerity...

Government Pledge To Lift Ban On Expat Voters

Theresa May has promised to uphold a Tory manifesto pledge to scrap the 15-year voting rule for British expats. The Cabinet Office – the Prime...

Meet The New Ministers Making Your Pension Decisions

Damien Green is the new name on the door of the Secretary of Work and Pensions following Theresa May’s wholesale government reshuffle on taking...

What Are Theresa May’s Plans For British Expats?

Prime Minister Theresa May has so far stayed tight-lipped about her agenda for expats. Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron had made some pledges to expats...

China Urges Philippines To Drop Territory Grab Case

The Chinese government is trying to pressure The Philippines into halting an international court case over a bid to grab territory in the South...

Tax Guide For British Expats Moving Abroad

Complicated tax rules can mean thousands of expats miss out on the chance to claim back on average £900 in tax relief when they...

MPs Slam Failings Of ‘Inadequate’ HMRC

MPs have slated how HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) deals with taxpayers and the way tackling tax evasion is handled. In a hard-hitting report, the...

What is the OECD?

The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is like a global think tank for advancing ideas and policy for the leading developed nations. Based...

Expats Barred From Voting In EU In/Out Referendum

David Cameron’s Tory government is planning to drive through a new law to allow a UK yes/no referendum on staying in the European Union...

Queen’s Speech 2015 Keeps Tory Manifesto Promise

Prime Minister David Cameron has carried through with his election manifesto promises for an in/out European Union referendum, an income tax lock and more...

Week in Expat Money Matters 14th April – 21st April 2015

Below are the articles from last week, documenting events from the world of expatriate finance, as reported on iExpats and from other places across...

Dead Singer Holds Key To Election 2015 Marginal Vote

While the party leaders are battling out for who wins the most seat in General election 2015, the absurdity of Britain’s voting system has...

Week in Expat Money Matters 30th March – 5th April 2015

Below are the articles from last week, documenting events from the world of expatriate finance, as reported on iExpats and from other places across...