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UK tax system

A complete guide to the UK tax system

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Learn more about taxes in the UK, estimate your income tax and discover if you'll be classed as a resident or non-resident taxpayer in the UK.

What happens if I do not pay national insurance in UK

What happens if I do not pay National Insurance in the UK?

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What happens if you do not pay National Insurance in the UK? This article answers that question plus all the information you need to decide if you should pay national insurance contributions or not.

Retirement UK

Planning your retirement in the UK

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UK retirement offers a high standard of living and quality healthcare. Find what you need to plan your retirement in the UK, including the UK retirement age, pensions and UK retirement communities.

Financial globalisation

The state of financial globalisation 10 years after the financial crisis

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In 1917, the first international commercial flight took place. Over 70 years later, the world wide web formed. Accessibility and the spread of information are why businesses have been able to broaden their international dealings over the last century.

UK banks

Opening a bank account in the UK

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There are several UK and British banks to choose from with a range of options for those looking to relocate to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Take a look at this guide to find the best bank account for your needs.

The cost of living in London

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Before you move to the 'big smoke' discover more about the cost of living in London, including the price of London accommodation, Oyster card prices, London Underground tickets and more.

Protecting your finances while living abroad

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Moving yourself and your belongings from one country to another requires careful consideration, but there is another asset that must be moved: your finances.

QROPS

Pensions for expats get more interesting

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Since April 2015, with the lowest interest rates in history, pensions have become a lot more interesting for expats. The current buzz is around defined benefit (DB) transfers and QROPS, or more recently, ROPS.

Importance of financial education

Understanding the importance of financial education for expats

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Aside from the general complexities surrounding a move abroad, such as applying for visas and looking for work as an expat, personal finance is one of the most common areas of confusion.

Inheritance tax UK

The implications of UK inheritance tax, law and UK wills for foreigners

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How much is inheritance tax in the UK? This guide explains when UK inheritance law applies and how much UK inheritance tax you have to pay, plus how to write a UK will to protect your assets.

Income tax UK

The UK income tax system: Full-time employment

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If you are working in the UK, your UK tax contributions will be collected in different ways, depending on your circumstances.

Retire abroad

Cross-border retirement planning and pensions for expats

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It’s a dream for many: after years of hard work, they can finally travel to far-off lands and enjoy the rest of their retirement without worrying about finances. With some planning beforehand, the dream of retiring abroad can become a reality.

Deferred tax

Three tax planning concepts

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There are many ways to potentially reduce your tax burden. Here are three tax planning concepts that you should be familiar with. [Contributed by Beacon Financial Education]

UK pension rules

Understanding the UK pension system for expats

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Our complete guide to the UK pension system explains UK pension rules for expats, including UK pension rates, pension age and contributions to help calculate your average UK pension.

Transferring a pension

UK pension transfers for expatriates

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Chartered Financial Planner Russell Hammond, APFS MSCI, expands on some of the issues affecting expatriates when transferring UK pensions. One of very few advisers providing advice to expatriates holding the coveted ‘Chartered’ title, Hammond is non-commission based and operates exclusively on a fee-only...



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