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When choosing a security provider or service it is important for a client to understand the risks they are seeking to mitigate, and this should drive their choice. A specialist security provider will understand the nuances and discretion required in this market and should be sufficiently embedded and able to ... Read More

Selecting a security service provider in London

The best properties are often traded very quickly, often without appearing on the open market. It is vital that you have the right team in place, both to find the property, negotiate and act quickly on your behalf ... Read More

London´s property market: an insider view

For an individual or family relocating to the UK, the UK’s “non-domicile” personal tax regime can be extremely beneficial. The “non-domicile” regime means that UK sources of income and capital gains (e.g. rental income from a UK property) are taxable, but overseas sources are only taxable to the extent the ... Read More

UK tax guide by Blick Rothenberg

The British education system is long-established with a strong sense of tradition, and yet is not afraid of progress. At the core of the educational offering from the UK’s most world-renowned schools is a well-balanced educational experience. High academic expectations and standards run parallel with outstanding facilities and abundant opportunities ... Read More

London school guide by Dukes Education

You must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and score the number of points required under the Points Based System (PBS) for this type of visa. Under the current Immigration Rules, you must have access to investment funds of not less than £200,000 (or £50,000 in limited cases). The ... Read More

UK tier 1 visa guide by Doyle Clayton

There are several benefits to starting a business in London, by establishing your own business or investing in an existing business. The UK Government has publicly announced its support for more overseas investment in the UK and the Home Secretary aims to give an easy pass to foreign investors and ... Read More

UK tier 1 visa guide by LEXVISA

You should seek tax advice before your arrival in London, because it may be possible to re-arrange your tax affairs to significant advantage. Making changes after your arrival is not impossible, but certain actions may become more onerous from a tax perspective once you have taken up residence in the UK for ... Read More

UK tax guide by Payne Hicks Beach

Entry to London schools has become increasingly competitive over the last twenty years and can be a gruelling process. It is therefore important that parents only consider schools which are academically appropriate for their children ... Read More

London school guide by Keystone Tutors

In a word “complicated”. The UK has the longest and one of the most complex tax legislations in the world. You have been warned! As a default an individual is taxable on worldwide income and capital gains. If the individual owes UK tax or has certain types or levels of ... Read More

UK tax guide by BKL

Residence and domicile are key concepts in determining exposure to UK tax. Residence for tax purposes has been determined by the UK’s Statutory Residence Test, which affords the opportunity for mitigating exposure to UK tax by judicious pre-arrival planning ... Read More

UK tax guide by Dixon Wilson

Families should seek tax advice before arriving in the UK, particularly to ensure that income and gains that arise before becoming UK resident are not taxable in the UK and should be ring-fenced ... Read More

UK tax guide by Smith and Williamson

Families coming to live, work and invest in the UK should take expert advice on their tax position before coming to London. UK domiciled individuals pay UK tax on their worldwide income and gains. The UK’s specific rules for foreign domiciled individuals have changed (read more) but can still be ... Read More

UK tax guide by BDO

Set your end goal first – do you want your child to go to university in the UK or USA? Do you want them to get into a particular school? Is your child academically outstanding or musically/artistically/dramatically talented? (Or all of the above if they are very ambitious!) – and ... Read More

London school guide by UK Guardianship

Parents must always remember that there is no ‘best school’, only the ‘best school for their child’ and they should bear this in mind throughout the school search process. There are many factors to consider such as location, co-ed or single sex, boarding or day, as well as considering the ... Read More

London school guide by Gabbitas

British state schools educate 93% of the UK population. The remaining 7% are educated in the independent sector. Pupils start school at the age of five. Many of these schools attract international students from all over the world. Entry to the top schools is highly competitive and normally pupils must ... Read More

London school guide by Elizabeth Rickards

Decide whether you are looking to educate your children in the British system or International system. Bear in mind that the children in the British system start earlier than the International or American systems and therefore children moving from those systems might be slightly behind at the beginning. Do not ... Read More

London school guide by Educate Private

There are a number of criteria that are crucial – type of school you are looking for (single sex or co-educational), system (State or Independent), sort of school (international or more British), feel of school (pressured or more relaxed) and the age/s of your child/children ... Read More

London school guide by Carfax Education

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