Testing Times For The Euro

Over the last three years, the currency story for British expatriates has all been about the Pound Sterling and its…

Spain, The UK And Double Taxation

When people leave the UK to live in Spain, they worry about leaving the system they know, moving to a…

Can Switzerland Hang Onto Its Old Banking Secrecy Laws? – Part 1

Switzerland has a long tradition of banking secrecy, which, until recently, made it very easy for the wealthy to store…

Can Switzerland Hang Onto Its Old Banking Secrecy Laws? – Part 2

In Part 1 I looked at some of the ways in which Switzerland?s long held principle of banking secrecy is…

The UK?s Taxing Budget

While Chancellor Alistair Darling?s last Budget under the current administration contained few direct tax increases, it was nonetheless a budget…

Gaines-Cooper And UK Tax Residency ? The Court?s Judgement

The Court of Appeal has released its judgment on UK tax residency in the Gaines-Cooper case. This is probably the…

Spanish Capital Gains Tax Relief on the Main Home

The Spanish gains tax regulations can provide relief on the sale of the main home for Spanish tax residents whose…

Tax Increases Will Burden Generations To Come

The world?s worst financial crisis in living memory created a roll-on effect that will test governments for years to come…

Liechtenstein?s Stolen Tax Data Paves Way For Compensation Claims

A surprising twist has come to light two years after an informant stole data foreign account holders from a bank…

Taxpayer Loses Residency Appeal

One of the great myths of tax planning is that spending less than 91 days (or nights) in the UK…

A Taxing Future?

Throughout Europe economies are buckling under the weight of swollen budget deficits. Besides the costs of the financial stimulus measures…

QROPS ? Maximising Your UK Pension Fund When You Live Overseas

When you move from one country to another, you should review your wealth management arrangements to ensure they will work…

Wealth Management In The 21st Century

When you compare the financial planning landscape we had in the 1990s to what we have today, a decade into…

Plan Ahead For Tax If You Or Your Wealth May Return To Britain

Just as forward tax mitigation and wealth planning is advantageous before you leave the UK to live overseas, it is…

More Stolen Data Threatens Bank Confidentiality

Germany has agreed to pay ?2.5 million to purchase stolen data on around 1,500 suspected tax evaders who are believed…

Global Recovery Underway Faster Than Predicted

At last the global downturn seems to have turned a corner as official figures indicate that the global economy is…