Does the Autumn statement cut taxes?

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The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered the government’s Autumn statement on Wednesday, November 22nd. The annual address to the House of Commons is an opportunity to update the country on the state of the economy and to announce new changes to taxation and government spending.  The Conservative government set out plans which they described […]

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

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As we approach the end of our time in the workplace, we want to rest easy, knowing that we have everything in order to enjoy a prosperous and fulfilling retirement. Ensuring our pension funds will meet our needs ahead of time is key to setting ourselves up for success. With uncertainty around the state pension refusing to […]

Can I get my UK pension in Australia? 

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If you have a UK pension and are considering retiring in Australia, you may wonder if it’s possible to receive your UK pension down under. The short answer is yes, you can receive your UK pension in Australia. Your UK state pension can be paid into an Australian bank account, making it accessible and convenient for […]

How AI Could Help Pay Your Taxes and Access Your Pension

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Chatbots New plans could see an artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ assist UK residents in paying their taxes and accessing their pensions. The proposal, currently being considered by the UK government, would enable an interactive chatbot to assist members of the public with various financial and legal queries. News of this emerged mere days after Rishi Sunak […]

Can I transfer my UK pension to New Zealand? 

If you are relocating to New Zealand, you’ll want to bring your pension along with you. By transferring your pension pot, you can consolidate your retirement savings, making them easy to manage from a single point of access. The move could also be associated with several tax benefits, helping you to remain tax efficient, reduce […]

Real Estate Investing: Promising Venture or Unexpected Pitfalls?

Real estate investing is an increasingly popular way for investors to diversify their portfolios and potentially generate substantial returns. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced investor, real estate could be a lucrative investment. However, as with any investment, you should know the pros and cons before taking the plunge. Real estate investing can […]

The Best Ways to Hedge Against a Declining Dollar 

The dominance of the US dollar is under threat. With China set to emerge as the world’s biggest economy by 2035, and USD foreign reserve holdings at an all-time low, more investors are thinking about the best ways to hedge against a declining dollar. China’s influence in the Middle East is growing, sparking fears of a […]

Retirement Planning 101: What You Need to Know

The best time to start planning for retirement is now. Pressures on state-run pension schemes are forcing governments to increase the pension age, making many of us work longer before retirement. An ageing population across the West could mean more people drawing out than are paying into the system. In the UK, runaway inflation has […]

10 Simple Investing Tips for Beginners in 2023

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to making investments. Investing can be a complex and risky enterprise. Spending the time to get it right is the first investment which will help you see returns on your money. Here are our top 10 investment advice tips for beginners. 1. Be […]

Best Countries To Live in As An Expat in 2023

More of us than ever are living and working abroad. From the US to Europe, people are taking the opportunity to up sticks and leave in record numbers. But when we’re thinking about our destination, there’s a lot to consider before making the jump. Expats will want to be sure that their new host country […]

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