In 2011 the ‘Tax Justice Network’ put together a briefing paper on the cost of tax evasion worldwide. The research conducted when putting together this paper found that Spain was ranked in the top 10 countries worldwide for uncollected tax r
As we continue to ebb ever closer to the Brexit divorce date the overwhelming sentiment regarding any potential outcome continues to be uncertainty. This holds true both within the expatriate community but also within the financial markets. Not
On the 9th of October last year I posted an article about the potential legal issues faced by UK pension and insurance firms post Brexit in regard to their ability to carry on servicing their clients based in the EU. One such issue was specifica
In the Spring Budget of 2017 new legislation was introduced to effectively lower the appeal of transferring a UK sited pension scheme into a QROPS. A brief recap of the key point of that legislation is that a transfer to a QROPS would incur a 25
The Citizens Advice Bureau is often approached by individuals that have had negative experiences when it comes to investing for various reasons. Many come with complaints that their investment seems to be riskier than they expected or that the r
Once again the headlines are filled with the news of another final salary pension scheme folding and being taken over by the pension protection fund (PPF). Approximately 28,000 members of Carillion’s 13 UK pension schemes will now see their be
Nicky Morgan, the chair of the Treasury Committee has issued a warning to Chancellor Philip Hammond in a letter she wrote to him regarding Britain’s exit negotiations with the EU. The Treasury Committee is an influential Parliamentary committe
Maybe you got married in the UK, in Gibraltar, or elsewhere in Europe, and you think that you need to get divorced in the country where you got married. Well, this is not the case. You can get your divorce in Spain and it will be recognised in t
The Spanish Government has assembled a team of legal experts to draft a Guide to promote investment in Spain post Brexit. The Guide is a Code comprising all the legal requirements concerning the financial markets. This includes commercial and ta
Author Christopher Pickering.
On the 6th of April 2006 a single pension tax regime was introduced in the UK which replaced the previous eight regimes. This specific day is now known as A-Day and the new regime which is still in place today is kn
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