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Non Habitual Resident Regime

The Portuguese Non Habitual Resident Regime (NHR) commenced September 23 2009 and was amended in 2012. It is designed to make Portugal more competitive and...

The Portuguese language weekly newspaper Barlavento has now joined the Algarve Resident as part of the Open Media group. Established in 1975, the newspaper is the oldest surviving Portuguese...

No hurry to raise UK interest rates

As the UK economy improves and house prices rise, there has been much discussion about how soon the Bank of England will raise its base interest rate. The Bank has however now pretty much quashed...

Computer giant Microsoft has its sights on Portugal. It is not only launching a training programme that will offer young people as many as 2,000 jobs nationwide this year, it has signed a new...

The bilingual English/German language monthly magazine Algarve Vida relaunches on June 1 as an all new events guide.

The 52-page magazine, produced in a handy format, is packed full of...

BPCC holds investment opportunities debate in Lisbon

Investment opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries will be the discussion topic of a lunchtime debate organised by the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) next month. Scheduled...

Nice discussions on Portuguese investment opportunities

As the ongoing “French invasion” continues apace - snapping properties up all over the country - over 14,000 people were expected at a business conference held in Nice on Friday to get round the...

UK pensions – all change

The UK government took everyone by surprise in March by announcing a series of radical changes to pensions. The measures are the most significant pension reform since 1921, and give retirees much...

The expanded Simplified Regime – IRS (Category B)

The Simplified Regime, established in 2001, has had massive adherence by sole traders over the years. At the same time, it has failed miserably with companies taxed under IRC. Currently, 99% of...

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