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The new UK tax year: What has and hasn’t changed?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The 2019/20 UK tax year ticked over on 6 April 2019, resetting thresholds and allowances for the next 12 months. We explore changes that may affect expatriates and what you can do to make the most of existing rules.

Personal tax

The amount of UK income you can […]

Make Time To Future-Proof Your Legacy . . . Estate planning for France

You may have put a lot of thought into your financial planning to make sure you have enough for the retirement lifestyle you want. Have you given the same kind of attention to your estate planning? If so, is it up to date?

Writing your will is by no means the only step. Estate […]

New Year Financial Planning Review

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The New Year is an excellent time to carry out a ‘wealth-review’ to make sure your money is working as well as it can for you. Spending a little time now will help you preserve your wealth over the long term to meet your financial objectives. You should […]

Taxation of French gifts to charity – new decision of EU Court changes position

by David Anderson Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. International succession law, taxation, foreign property and charity law are highly specialised areas and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the […]

How will the pension reforms affect you?

by Simon Hilton, Senior Dealer at World First Foreign Exchange

The new rules on pensions kick in next month, promising to give savers more freedom over what they do with their money. But what does it mean to you, what will change, and what do you need to do?

The way it is now

During […]

UK Budget Overview by Early Morning Media, Thursday 19th March 2015

Osborne calls time on austerity Britain

George Osborne has declared that Britain was “walking tall again” in his pre-election Budget which helped savers and loosened the screws on public spending.

He declared Britain was on “the road from austerity to prosperity” and declared that Britain was “the comeback country”.

Growth projections were upgraded by less […]

UK Taxation – update on 19th March 2015


The personal allowance against Income from the UK for citizens resident abroad.

HMRC had proposed that the personal allowance for non-residents should be abolished.

I am reliably informed that this idea has been shelved.

G. Osborne stated so in the Autumn financial statement.

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French Changes to Inheritance and Trusts Rules

Removal of obligation to appoint tax agents on sale

Non-French residents are subject to capital gains tax in France on their real estate disposals. Until 31 December 2014 it was necessary to appoint a tax agent for sales exceeding €150,000 to calculate the gain. These agents would charge a fee, generally in the region of […]

Le Tour de Finance 2015

What is Le Tour de Finance?

Are you interested in finding out how to make the most of your money in France, Spain or Italy? Do you have pressing questions about making international payments, pensions, tax, wealth or the healthcare system?

Why not take the time and come to a local event, bring some […]

Principal Tax Rates in France 2015

Inheritance Tax Rates per beneficiary (Droits de succession)

Between Spouses

Further to the Loi No. 2007-1223 there is no inheritance tax between spouses.

Between parents and children

Less than €100,000 0%

The next €8,072 5%

€8,072 to €12,109 10%

€12,109 to €15,932 15%

€15,932 to €552,324 20%

€552,324 to €902,838 30%

€902,838 to €1,805,677 […]