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In today’s world of low interest rates and higher taxes, it has become harder for investors to create and manage a portfolio which will achieve returns that outpace the erosive effects of...

|| Part 2 – Long-term vs short-term letting

The pendulum

The boom and bust cycle is a constant phenomenon in many economic areas. Tourism is one of them. It comes as no surprise...

There are many reasons why you may be considering a move back to the UK after living in Portugal. It could be part of your retirement plan or you could find that circumstances unexpectedly draw...

In a climate where interest rates are very low, it is easy to be tempted by the prospect of high returns for what can seem like little risk. However, there is always an element of risk in any...

The recent ban on short-term letting in Berlin falls on owners who use peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb and its competitors to advertise their holiday lets to tourists. The German capital is...

Today, more than ever, there is a range of choice when it comes to what you can do with your pension. An unwelcome side-effect of this freedom is an increasing number of scams targeting people...

If you have recently moved or are moving to Portugal, tax planning should be a key part of your arrangements. Without a personalised, effective strategy you could easily end up paying more tax...

Royalties – the temporary or permanent transfer of intellectual or industrial rights – are considered to be part of Category B (independent business activities) when made by the originator, or in...

HM Revenue & Customs has benefitted from a record £4.6 billion inheritance tax collection for the 2015/16 tax year. That was an increase of 21.6% – more than a fifth – compared to the previous...

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