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What can expatriates in France do with their UK pension in 2018?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

When it comes to pensions, your long-term financial security is at stake, so take care to do what is right for you and your family. Expatriates also need to consider the tax rules and implications in France.

Start by understanding the options available for different pension types.

‘Defined […]

Manish’s Zodiac Predictions for February 2018

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) – You find yourself more accountable than ever when it comes to your work and output. You become more and more aware of all of the “fluff” that surrounds your daily routines and your work, and spring cleaning becomes necessary. If you’re in a committed relationship, there […]

Manish’s Predictions for January 2018

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January ) – There may be tensions or communication problems with your nearest and dearest, and also with partners or close associates. There may be a necessary end to a personal cycle of habit or behaviour on your behalf. There could be changes that affect your home life, or […]

Be the king of your own castle in 2018 with these French châteaux​

by Fleur Buckley, Property Services Manager, FrenchEntrée

As youngsters, many of us dream of living in a grand castle when we grow up. Most people’s ambitions change as they age, but for some, that fairytale never fades – and that’s where France’s plentiful châteaux come into play.

Of course, owning your own castle isn’t cheap, […]

One year to go until the beginning of the Elizabeth Line

Elizabeth line services will be introduced in phases, with the central London stations opening in December 2018 “The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and the South East, with new state-of-the-art trains transporting millions of people quickly across London, providing a huge boost to the economy” Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London New December […]

Pickering’s views on Policy, Patents and Passports

by Richard Pickering

Ins and outs Data from the ONS reveals the largest annual drop in net migration to the UK for decades (75% of the reduction coming from the EU). The decrease from 336,000 pa to 230,000 reflects 80,000 fewer people arriving and 26,000 more leaving. The first signs of a ‘Brexodus’? Digging […]

International boarding just got easier

British Airways has become the first airline to trial self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the USA, working in partnership with Los Angeles Airport.

As part of the airline’s commitment to invest in innovation and new technology, British Airways has begun an exclusive trial that will transform customers’ airport experience by improving […]

Low-cost airline Level to offer Paris – New York flights from €129

Low-cost airline Level is expanding its operations to Orly Airport in Paris, where it has announced it will be launching four new long-haul routes.

The long-haul budget airline owned by British Airways’ owner International Airlines Group (IAG) is due to launch in Paris in July 2018.

It will start by offering four flights […]

SNCF changes website name as part of rail rebranding

The website of the national rail company SNCF has been renamed and given a new address for the first time in 17 years as part of the organisation’s rebranding of its services. From now on anyone using the website to book tickets will need to use the address Oui.sncf rather than voyages-sncf.com.

The update brings […]

Effective from 1st January 2018 the wealth tax, which previously implicated property buyers in France, is being amended.

by Fleur Buckley, Property Services Manager, FrenchEntree

Back in October 2017, President Macron’s reforms of this notorious wealth tax passed into law and will now come into effect as of 1st January 2018 much to the delight of many British expats.

The impôt de solidarité sur la fortune (ISF) was previously an annual levy (of […]