Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Properties Become Available to Expats

Expats and foreign property investors are now able to purchase properties in Abu Dhabi, following a government decision to relax property laws on buyers from abroad. Foreigners had previously been limited to leasehold agreements, however they are now able to purchase freehold properties in designated investment zones. This is a part of an initiative to…

Voting

Expats Could Be Key In 2015 Election

The UK general election will take place next May and expats could play a huge part in its outcome and the future of British politics. The Electoral Commission have launched an initiative to encourage expats to vote in the forthcoming election, recognising that they could make a huge difference in marginal constituencies and alter which…

The state of UK frozen pensions

The case of UK frozen pensions may be heating up as two Tory backbench MPs plan to bring an amendment to the Pensions Bill. Currently, UK expat pensioners residing outside of the UK or within the Commonwealth have had their pensions frozen since their payment, with UK inflation rates not applying to their only source…

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US Expats Relinquishing Citizenship

The number of US expats giving up their American citizenship has risen, according to recent research. The Federal Register revealed that the total number rose from 189 in the second quarter of 2012 to 1,131 over the same period in 2013. Stricter tax laws are thought to be the reason behind this, with their introduction…