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February 2019
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France tax changes for 2019

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

A new year in France usually sees the introduction of some new tax rules or rates. This year is no exception, although the changes are rather muted compared to last year’s big reforms to the taxation of investment income and wealth tax.

The biggest changes in 2019 are […]

Review your finances for the new year

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The new year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring. Make sure one new year’s resolution is to review your financial planning to check it is up-to-date and on track to protect your family’s […]

Switzerland shares information on two million financial accounts

by Rob Kay, Blevins Franks

The era of financial privacy is now well and truly over. Switzerland, once the bastion of banking secrecy, has begun automatically exchanging information on financial accounts owned by non-residents.

This was a landmark moment in the history of international banking and cross-border tax planning. Although we have known this was […]

Ripe for reform?

By St James’ Wealth Management 26 October 2018

Inheritance Tax rules could be carved up in the upcoming Budget.

While more forecasts will be provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility on Monday, the government appears to have made some progress towards its goal of bringing down the deficit, through spending restraint […]

Living in France ? Can you afford the cost of living longer?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

By making the lifestyle choice for living in France, you will want to make the most of what this country has to offer by enjoying the beautiful scenery and climate for as long as you possibly can.

That may be much longer than you think. […]

French Wealth Tax

By Graeme Perry

Solicitor, at Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors in London, England.

Wealth tax is an important factor when individuals purchase a property in France. This is largely because it is an unfamiliar tax to UK residents. The way in which the tax applies has changed significantly over the years but […]

November 2018 Interesting times ahead!

by Jonathan Watson | Associate Director | Foreign Currency Direct

GBPEUR Forecast

GBPEUR rates have ended October on lows as Brexit uncertainties persist and the pound finds itself struggling to maintain a form. November no longer holds any deadline dates on Brexit which means in the absence of any new […]

Downsizing your home needn’t mean short-changing your heirs. Living in France.

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

It is possible to scale down the size of your property to unlock retirement funds and still leave a lasting legacy for your family.

With France offering such favourable property opportunities in outstanding surroundings, it is not surprising that many Britons choose to retire to their own […]

September 2018 GBPEUR Forecast

by Jonathan Watson | Associate Director | Foreign Currency Direct

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September provides opportunities for answers to questions on some of the key points on Brexit and UK politics, following a brave recovery by the pound as we ended […]

Five questions to ask about your UK pension in France

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

How much tax will I pay?

If you have not accessed your UK pension and then takeit all as a lump sum,you could pay just 7.5% in French taxes (other conditions apply). Otherwise, taking cash or income from UK pensions attracts income tax rates up to 45% plus […]