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Legal & Financial

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away…

  2016 has started, economically speaking at least, in a bit of a confusing mess. Lots of things going up, lots of things going down, and some confusion about which of them are good news, or bad news, or possibly even both, with the buzzword du jour ‘Commodities Supercycle’ being …

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Premier FX – Currency Market Review

2015 has certainly been a volatile and very busy year in the currency markets. The exchange rate moves have been quite erratic, and this has led to not only good currency buying opportunity, but also the ability to hedge exposure forward at favorable rates. This volatility has basically come about …

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Coast Law and the Constitutional Court

A couple of months ago we talked about the legal situation of the duration and extension of the berths according the recent past national and Balearic legislation and reforms . Now we have to comment a very recent Court decision that has specified some aspects of the coastal and maritime …

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Ready for retirement?

A new UK pensions study reveals a worrying lack of preparation for retirement.   This year’s new ‘pensions freedoms’ have attracted a great deal of interest, but as a nation we remain seriously underprepared for retirement. A recent survey by insurers Aegon UK found that only 7% of the population …

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Bricks & Mortar

Last month the UK’s ONS (Office for national statistics) reported yet more robust growth in UK house prices 6.1% for the year to September to be precise, with regional variations of course, with London, the South East and Ulster registering the highest increases. Those lucky enough to own property will …

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You can’t change the wind

Last month saw another flame of Britain’s manufacturing history extinguished as the coking ovens at the Redcar steel plant were switched off, and decommissioned forever. With it were extinguished all hopes of saving the 2,200 jobs and 170 years of steelmaking tradition on Teesside. There has been much hand wringing …

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The tax considerations of living abroad

While the thought of going abroad to work or retire may be exciting, it is vital that you pay adequate attention to financial planning. The tax consequences of leaving the UK are quite complex, so it’s essential that you seek professional advice. Your residence status will be the main factor …

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