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Where should I retire?

17th February 2020

One of the most frequently asked questions from our expatriate clients is “Where should I retire?”.  Climate, language and a low cost of living are often some of the first factors considered, but it is important to carefully think about the broader, long-term immigration and financial and tax planning... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News, Tax

UK property – tax trap or good investment?

12th February 2020

With significant changes to UK property tax rules coming in April, the landscape will be very different in a few months. Julian Smith, Head of Tax, reviews the tightening of the rules and how the changes may impact on the perception that UK property is a good investment option.... read more

Posted in: Capital Gains Tax, News, Tax

A tax perspective on the UK Budget

7th February 2020

With the new Government’s first UK Budget coming in March, Julian Smith, Head of Tax, explores what is likely to be featured, together with a round-up of the changes already scheduled for April 2020. With a sketchy Conservative manifesto when it came to detail, it will be interesting to... read more

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Your 2020 financial planning checklist

13th January 2020

A new year (and even a new decade!) is always a good time to review your finances, ensuring they are in good shape to see you through 2020 and beyond. To follow is a checklist for some of the most important aspects which are worth considering this year: 1.... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, Tax

What to put in your Will

24th October 2019

Writing a Will involves more than simply choosing who to give your money to. So what should you consider when drafting or updating one? Steve Wright, from our Estates team, considers what’s necessary. Executors Executors deal with the administration of your estate. They will need to collect and value... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning, Inheritance Tax, News, Tax

UK tax digest

23rd October 2019

Julian Smith, our Head of Tax, offers a quick round-up of the latest UK tax news: Record low of non-doms in UK Following a number of reforms in recent years the number of non-domiciled taxpayers in the UK has dropped from 98,500 to 78,000. Half of the decline is... read more

Posted in: Capital Gains Tax, News, Tax

Reducing Capital Gains Tax

14th June 2019

If you are planning to sell a property in the UK which you currently let and which has previously been your main residence, an important tax deadline is on the horizon. Ensuring the sale exchanges on or before 5 April 2020 could allow you to maximise any Capital Gains... read more

Posted in: Capital Gains Tax, Tax

Tax Filing: from Fines to Points

11th September 2018

Amongst many other propositions, the draft UK Finance Bill published on 6th July 2018 details plans for a shake-up of the existing tax penalty system for late payments of tax. The proposed new system will consist of points-based penalties as opposed to just fining, with points accumulating to trigger... read more

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UK Tax Reform: A Breakdown

5th September 2018

April 2017 saw a barrage of UK tax rules take force, including a clamp-down on the number of years resident non-domicile status can be claimed, and harsher, more regulated treatment on selected offshore arrangements which were often used to avoid encountering Inheritance Tax (IHT). As you will see from... read more

Posted in: Inheritance Tax, Tax