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BBC pension scheme

Do you hold a BBC pension scheme?

Do you hold a BBC pension scheme? We have recently been contacted by a number of clients who have received details of their defined benefits BBC pension scheme and the options available to them. The letter from the BBC states you have 2 options. Option 1: Claim your full BBC pension. This means the full defined […]

QROPS Complaints

Have you been missold a QROPS? QROPS Complaints!

QROPS Complaints Have you been mis-sold a QROPS? Are you currently in a Maltese or Gilbrator QROPS but don’t know why and are now locked in with expensive annual management charges and penalties for leaving your current investments. Unfortunately here at Harrison Brook, we receive numerous QROPS complaints from more and more clients who have unnecessarily been […]

Evonik Industries pension

Evonik Industries Pension Scheme?

Do you hold an Evonik Industries Pension? The Evonik Industries pension scheme currently has the 6th largest pension deficit throughout the world.  According to MSCI’s research, which examined the pension funding status of 5,300 companies. Evonik Industries has a 32.5% gap between its pension obligations and the resources set aside to fund them. If you […]

NT (Nil Tax) code

How to apply for your NT (Nil Tax) code?

 Applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code? If you’re a British national living outside of the Uk, looking to drawdown an income or currently drawing down an income from a UK pension scheme, then applying for an NT (Nil Tax) code will be of great importance. An NT code means you won’t pay tax on the […]

British expats in Thailand

British Expats in Thailand – The Expat Guide.

Expats in Thailand You’ve spent your working life building and growing your pension pot. All those hours worked to support your family and your future should not be threatened by the insecurity of the British economy in these changing times. But what can you do? It’s time to fulfil your dreams of retiring abroad… and […]

stakeholder pension

Can I transfer my stakeholder pension?

Can I transfer my Stakeholder Pension? Can I transfer my Stakeholder pension is a question we are getting asked more and more. With pensions being at the height of current affairs, everything from a QROPS to a SIPP being discussed, it is important to define exactly what a Stakeholder pension is. Stakeholder pensions are a […]

getting an italian visa, moving to italy

Migrating to Italy for work? What you need to know

Italy is a beautiful place, so why not move there? If you’ve had an enjoyable holiday in Italy, you might be considering migrating to start a new life there. Although this is an exciting prospect, the immigration process to Italy is quite complicated. To ensure that all goes smoothly for you it’s recommended that you […]

carte de sejour

Renewing your Carte De Sejour in France ?

Renewing your Carte De Sejour in France? As an expat in France who hasn’t quite mastered the beautiful language of love, even the simplest of tasks can become eventful. With Brexit looming, for the large number of expats who have become resident in France, the tide is changing. From 2019 it is likely that if […]

move to portugal

Financial Advice for expats in Portugal

Moving abroad? Consider Portugal. So, other than a high quality health system, easy accessibility to the rest of the world and 3300 hours of sunshine a year! Why else would anyone move to Portugal? How about the Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Resident scheme (NHR)? What is NHR? The NHR is a Portuguese tax regime that allows […]