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The Irish Back-Stop Explained

The Irish back-stop is a massive stumbling block in the UK Parliament for the Brexit withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU. The problem is how to manage the land border between Ireland and Northern Ireland if both sides cannot agree a trade deal. The UK and EU have signed up...
The UK tax man is planning to crack down on investors who fail to declare profits from cryptocurrency on their self-assessment returns. HM Revenue & Customs has revealed guidance is on the way for investors and their advisers. The focus will be on ‘exchange tokens’ or cryptoassets like Bitcoin and Ethereum...
Buy to let rents are just keeping pace with inflation, according to the latest data. Landlords saw a 2.1% rise in rents for the year to the end of October, while the cost of living was up 2.2%. But the money paid by tenants varied widely across the country. Rents rose the...
The usual Brexit suspects have prominently renounced Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal before the details have been released. Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage have criticised the deal at the head of a band of Tory rebels. They brand the deal as ‘unacceptable’ as the terms would make...
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia triggered a price rise by announcing a cut in production from December. The key Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) player is turning the tap off on 500,000 barrels of crude a day after trying unsuccessfully to encourage other producers to cut their output. Energy...
Global tax authorities are worried that rich expats are hiding their wealth in golden passport schemes. The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and development (OECD) has blacklisted 28 schemes in 17 countries that sell the wealthy and their families passports or visas in return for investment. The OECD claims the schemes give...
After another week of those seemingly endless Brexit negotiations, what has happened? Despite the smiles and approving noises coming out of London and Brussels, the answer seems to be nothing has changed. Neither side has given in and no deal has been reached. Tory MPs are still growling at each other in...
Expats have voted Singapore as the best place to live for four years in a row. Expats say they are drawn to the tiny Asia-Pacific nation to progress their careers (45%), because they felt like a challenge (25%) and to improve the money they earn (38%). With salaries averaging US$162,000, expats...
Singapore has been crowned the favourite city for expats for the fourth time in a row. The Expat Explorer survey from HSBC Bank claims the city state ticks most of the boxes on every expat’s wish list. A financial and technology hub with a stable economy and government, Singapore businesses offer...
Wealthy foreigners living in Britain off the proceeds of illicit cash are targets under a new anti-corruption law. The first ‘unexplained wealth order’ is underway against Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijan state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, who was jailed for stealing an estimated £100 million from his employer. Under the...
Sharp practise by businessmen to avoid a company’s pension liabilities when a firm goes bust are under scrutiny. Pre-pack deals which are arrangements directors have made to sell and carry on trading with a company that has gone to the wall, are leaving retirement savers high and dry, claims the...
Scare stories are abounding about what could happen to the UK if politicians fail to hammer out a Brexit deal before the March 2019 deadline. As Brexit Day fast approaches, the British government has published a series of documents outlining what may happen to the economy if no agreement is...
British expats with home thoughts from abroad find getting a mortgage is a challenge. Many of the 4 million Brits choosing to live overseas want to keep their options open by owning a home in the UK. But a government-initiated squeeze on mortgage lending has confined expats to seeking loans from...
Hollywood movie animator Josh Slice has hit the big time with his small animation Lucas the Spider. He has so many orders for his soft toy that was brought to life as a computer animation that he has become a millionaire in less than a month. Slice has had more than...
Everyone likes to benchmark their money against how others are doing - and doing so is a good way to monitor if we are on track for our financial goals. Most of us already have a mental calculator that ticks off milestones in our lives, like when we first applied...