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UK to its expats in EU: ‘we’ll up-rate state pensions in Europe and seek to keep recip healthcare deal’

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Jun 2017

The UK Government today sought to reassure the estimated 1.2 million British expats currently living in Europe by stating that it plans to continue to ‘uprate’ their…

Asia cities dominate, Oz cities move up latest Mercer cost ranking

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jun 2017

Asian cities account for half of the ten most expensive cities in the world for expats, according to Mercer’s latest cost of living survey, while four of…

Jersey’s assistant chief minister ‘dismissed’

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Jun 2017

Jersey’s assistant chief minister, Philip Ozouf, has been “dismissed”, the States of Jersey has announced. In a statement, the States of Jersey said chief minister Ian Gorst…

UAE severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar – How does it affect you and your company?

By: Nichola Reece-Burton, Barrister-at-Law, Senior Legal Consultant, James Berry & Associates Legal Consultants, Dubai | 19 Jun 2017

The recent ending of diplomatic relations with Qatar by a number of its Middle Eastern neighbours, including fellow GCC member countries Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United…

New acronym added to International Investment’s compendium

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jun 2017

It’s one thing to coin an acronym, another for it to be widely adopted. For this reason, we at International Investment haven’t added any new acronyms for…

Concept Group takes diversification to new level – 39,000 feet

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Jun 2017

Concept Group, a Guernsey-based provider of offshore corporate services and overseas pensions, has unveiled a new partnership with a private jet operator, which sees it helping the…

Cyprus investment-linked passport scheme lures €4bn over 4 years: reports

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Jun 2017

A passport-for-investment programme launched four years ago by the Cypriot government to rebuilt its economy, in the wake of the financial crisis, is being widely reported to…

Returning UK pensioners post-Brexit ‘could cost NHS £500m-a-year’ more: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 May 2017

If the current system whereby retired UK citizens living in Europe receive medical treatment where they live – under a pan-EU reciprocal healthcare arrangement – ends, as…

Cayman election result could see unpopular elements of Cayman pension reforms law tweaked

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 May 2017

Recent reforms by the Cayman Islands government to its pensions laws, which had been defended on grounds that they would bring the country’s pensions regime in line…

Now Australia plans to raise the bar for acquiring citizenship

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Apr 2017

Days after Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled –  on his personal Facebook page – plans to abolish Australia’s so-called “457 skilled visa programme” and replace it with…

Australia, US plan work visa tightening, as France’s Le Pen vows to shut down immigration

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2017

The ease with which companies have, until now, been able to hire foreign workers in recent decades appears to be coming to an end, as both the…

As US tax deadline arrives, IRS tax quotes lend perspective (and humour)

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2017

Today, 18 April, is Tax Day in the US – as those American taxpayers living Stateside will be only too well aware. This is, of course, the…

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