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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...

400 years of Shakespeare and we are still pondering over the question!

I recently returned from London, more specifically the City of London, and was rather surprised to find that the...

For British expatriates, it may seem like financial sense to keep hold of your house in the UK. However, recent changes have generally increased the tax burden for owners of residential properties...

Over the course of this year, I shall produce a number of articles on the key principles of financial planning.

Let’s start with the most sensitive area. Dying or, otherwise, estate...

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