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QROPS, How Do I Transfer My UK Final Salary Pension

The door has opened wider for expats who want to transfer their UK final salary pensions to an offshore QROPS. The issue is the rules say any pension or pensions worth £30,000 or more must have a transfer value analysis...

Brexit – The Issues Facing Expats Won’t Go Away

Brexit impacts the lives of 4 million expats and their lives are in limbo as talks start in Brussels to settle Britain's leaving arrangements from the EU. Expats rights are a two-way street. Getting on for 1.5 million British expats live...

Let’s Hope Brexit Talks Don’t Go To Penalties

Let's be fair and lower the expectations of Britain's negotiating team around the conference tables of the European Union in Brussels. Not only are they playing away, but the pressure on an early goal in the form a settlement on...

Workplace Pensions On Track For £1 Trillion Black Hole

Gold-plated final salary pension scheme deficits are growing at the rate of £100 billion a month and stand at a staggering £710 billion. The deficit is the amount of cash Britain’s 6,500 or so company pension schemes list as the...

Regulators Tighten Up Rules For QROPS Advisors

City regulators are cracking down on specialist offshore QROPS pensions advisers for expats. In recent moves, the Financial Conduct Authority has told several companies to stop giving pension transfer advice to customers. Several of the advice firms involved have offshore advisers...

Brexit Is Already Damaging The UK Economy

Brexit is an indulgence that the country can ill afford and is already damaging the economy. The referendum argument has rumbled on over the past few days with little or no real result. Chancellor George Osborne for the remains and Michael...

Travel Security Tightens Under ISIL Terror Threat

Governments are expecting more terror attacks as more ISIL jihadists leave Syria as air strikes continue against their positions. The US State Department has taken the rare stop of alerting all travellers and expats to the danger of kidnapping, bombings...

QROPS Pensions Are Not Just For British Expats

British expats undoubtedly make up the largest slice of the market for Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) – but international workers are just as important. Expats may outnumber them by several times, but thousands of international workers mainly from...

Spoofing Expats Invoke The Wrath Of Netflix

Expats spoofing their gadgets into believing they are still in the UK so they can watch TV programmes from home are under attack from technology companies. Many expats illegally tap into British TV from overseas by signing up for sophisticated...

How Do You Rate On The Booze League Table?

Mad Friday , the last working Friday before Christmas, is the day when the most alcoholic drinks are consumed in the year – this year Mad Friday fell on December 18. Typically, drink related calls to the emergency services double...
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