Clampdown Of Tax Evasion Should Be Ramped Up Says IMF Fiscal Chief

Local governments, the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) have all been taking increasingly successful steps…

Reports Of A Double Dip Are Greatly Exaggerated

?Double dip?. How many times have we heard this phrase over recent months? As the fall out from the financial…

Understanding QROPS

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are pension schemes located in a jurisdiction outside the UK and which HM Revenue…

Offshore Trusts For Tax And Wealth Management In Spain

Trusts can be particularly useful for British expatriates who live in Spain for tax mitigation purposes and also for arranging…

The Advantages Of QNUPS In Spain

British expatriates living in Spain want to feel confident that their wealth will last them for the rest of their…

Sarkozy Turns The Tax Screw In France

The Attali Commission on Economic Growth, set up by President Nicolas Sarkozy to establish a programme to boost economic growth,…

Positive Signs For UK Economy

Growth in the UK economy hit a nine year high in the second quarter of 2010 having expanded at an…

Using Dividends To Generate Income

With bank interest rates stuck at historic lows, many investors are looking for alternative ways to generate income. When investing…

Where Is The Debt?

There has been some positive news on the banking industry recently. 84 out of 91 banks passed the EU stress…

UK Government Proposals To End ?Compulsory? Annuities

Prior to the UK General Elections, both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats had pledged to end compulsory annuitisation. In the…

UK Revenue?s Pursuit Of Tax Evaders Reaps Rewards

The UK tax authority has been hard at work targeting tax evasion over the last few years. Many readers will…

UK Banks Post Encouraging Profits ? But At Whose Cost?

In August each year UK banks publish their reports on the first half of the year. Between them, Britain?s five…

India ? A Leader Among Emerging Markets

India is one of the world?s fastest growing major economies. It is Asia?s second largest economy and is expected to…

Market Review ? July 2010

UK (all returns are in ? unless otherwise stated) The FTSE All Share Index enjoyed a positive month in July,…

Low Interest Rates – Looking To Beat The Banks

At its August meeting, the Bank of England?s Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep the UK interest rate at 0.5%…

Were The EU Bank Tests Stressful Enough?

On 23rd July the results of the much anticipated stress tests on European banks were published. There were no surprises,…