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Canadian QROPS

No Canadian QROPS – you can still transfer UK Pensions

Did you know that HMRC has cut all Canadian QROPS? In February 2017 Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) decided to cut all Canadian QROPS / ROPS (Qualified/ Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes) from the ROPS list. The reasons being that Canadian retirement plans allow for the holder to use their pension as collateral when buying a […]

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 […]

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Oman – Healthcare, Jobs, Lifestyle, Homes and Schools.

What you need to know about moving to Oman… For many Oman is not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about moving abroad. But with a strong, and growing, infrastructure, job opportunities, cheap (and luxury) accommodation and good health care and schools, Oman could be the perfect destination for you and your […]

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Pension Transfer Values

Lump sum or regular income… what’s your best option? With previous employers offering huge pension transfer values and schemes being more flexible than you thought. What is your best option as you enter into, or continue your retirement. Defined benefit scheme As many at 5 million people have built significant pensions through years of service […]

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Looking to export? You may need to spend time living abroad

There’s thousands of opportunities out there, it’s your job to find them and conquer them. UK business owners are currently going through a period of great uncertainty. With the economy going through something of a rough patch, and Brexit ambiguity a constant shadow hovering above us, many businesses are more concerned with staying afloat than […]

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Succeeding in business abroad

Want to set-up overseas? Here’s our business abroad checklist… While many British citizens become expats in order to enjoy their retirement abroad, others leave the UK for more entrepreneurial reasons. Some expats yearn to start their own businesses abroad, thereby generating money that they can use to enjoy their new countries. If you’re one of […]

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Nice: the perfect base for adrenaline junkies

Adrenaline Junkie? Here’s your guide to thrill seeking in the South of France. When you think about Nice, thrill seeking might not spring immediately to mind. But with the ski resorts of Isola, Valberg and Auron just a stone’s throw away by car or bus, there’s plenty for adrenaline junkies to enjoy at any time […]

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What you need to know about emigrating to Dubai

Dreaming of Dubai? Here’s your emigration checklist. Dubai is a wonderfully vibrant and modern city, and there are many great career opportunities there for expats. However, the immigration process is rather complicated.  Consult a migration agent rather than trying to handle the process by yourself, especially if you don’t speak fluent Arabic. In addition to […]