Articles by: Christopher Davenport

Social Charge Revolution for Retired UK Expats

If you are a retired UK expat living in France, you will be used to not paying French social charges (CSG / CRDS) on your UK pensions, which is excellent news. This is courtesy of EU law, stating that these charges may not be taken on pensions where the beneficiary is...

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Release your potential (Wealth)

  When it comes to money, most of us would like to have a bit more of it than we do. This may be motivated by the need for new car, a holiday, the security knowing it is there provides or, most importantly, the ability to support those we love. Many of us will...

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New Inheritance law coming this summer

  If you have not been hiding under a rock, you may have heard that a very important law is coming into force that will affect British people living in France and indeed those who just have property here. What is not clear to everybody is exactly what this means...

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Removal of personal allowance for non UK residents

In this year’s budget the UK government announced that it would restrict access to the personal allowance. The “rationale for change” is that people with highly dubious connections to the UK are claiming the UK personal allowance. The consultation period...

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New Additional Tax on Property Gains

Under the last rectifying budget article 24e, an additional Capital gains tax has been introduced for those gains above €50,000, so this is to be applied on top of the rates already in place and is assessed as follows: Taxable Amount Applicable Rate Between €50 000...

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Kentingtons expansion in the UK

We at Kentingtons are delighted to announce plans to further establish our presence in the UK by opening an office managed by recognised industry expert Duncan Campbell. Duncan was previously Associate Director for one of our peers, where he provided investment and...

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Prélèvement Tax in France – Law Change

As part of the new austerity measures announced yesterday, the rate of the "Prélèvement" tax will be increased from 19-24% (37.5% with the social security contributions) as of 1st January 2012. This will only apply to interest and dividends and bond income, but will...

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New French Rules: Capital Gains Tax from UK Property

There is currently much confusion since the UK / France tax treaty changed and one point of confusion is how property is taxed for capital gains. As if this wasn't enough, the French government's constant rule changing is adding to the confusion. The purpose of this...

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