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Pension Scams

The UK Government is to crack down on scammers who persuade savers to transfer money from existing pension schemes into fake schemes. The ban on cold-calling by pension companies will include texts and emails, the government has announced, as it cracks down on scammers who target savers’ retirement funds.

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Is time almost up for the 15-year voting rule?

If you're a British expat who has lived outside the UK for at least 15 years, then current legislation denies you the ability to vote in parliamentary elections and referendums.

It's a policy that, suffice to say, has become very controversial given recent events. Long-term expats already feel that their fate was taken out of their hands when they were denied a vote in the EU referendum and this year's General Election, which was an election largely based around Brexit.

Passenger Plane

Potential loss of free movement for Britons high on Brexit talks agenda

As Brexit negotiations continue, the freedom of movement that expats in Europe will be entitled to is still unclear.

While many expats are worried about whether they'll have trouble staying in their destination of choice in a post-Brexit world, it now appears that they may also be in a difficult situation if they ever plan to move anywhere else.

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Returning British expats could face high property prices

It's hardly a new revelation to state that Brexit has caused uncertainty for British expats. Until the EU and British government reach a final agreement in Brussels, the lives of many expatriates are certainly in a state of limbo.

Depending on how negotiations unfold, Britons who are living abroad may need to move back to their home country. But trends in the housing market, in both the UK and EU countries, suggest they could run into financial difficulty if they haven't made sufficient wealth management plans for the future.

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