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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.

Manage money abroad

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.

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.

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.

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...

How to make QROPS work for you

How to make QROPS work for you

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Chartered Financial Planner Russell Hammond, APFS MSCI, expands on some key points about QROPS and how QROPS can be best managed to work for you. One of very few advisers to expatriates holding the coveted ‘Chartered’ title, Hammond is non-commission based and operates exclusively on a fee-only basis....

TorFX - Emigration Focus

Emigration focus: moving money when moving abroad

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When it comes to making a fresh start in a new country, knowing where to start planning the move can be a bit daunting. The best way to approach the mammoth list of tasks, including money transfers, is to take them one at a time.

How to get a higher interest rate for your bank savings

How to get a higher interest rate for your bank savings

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Zero interest rates have a significant impact on people’s savings, pensions and investment yields. This article explains how you can act now to get the highest interest rate possible for your savings.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates

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The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.



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