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Further good news is that Rolls Royce has won a $2.7Bn order from budget carrier Norwegian Air for a package of new Trent 1000 engines and service support for 19 new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. This is just as well because it looks like the order book for Rolls Royce limousines to oil Sheiks will be slowing down. What a shame.

This week, Google, which is now part of our day-to-day language and activity, showed an impressive share rise by 6%. This pushed its market capitalisation above Apple making it the most valuable Company in our solar system, and possibly beyond.

Lastly, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England has said UK interest rates will remain low until well into next year, and I know many of you will be unhappy about that. Would you like to be happy again? Call us as we have several solutions and will find one that suits you and your circumstances best.

‘Til next time, I’m off for a drive with the family, because I can and cheaply.

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Safeguarding your Pension and Assets

Many UK expatriates do not realise that even if they have left and are no longer resident in the UK, they remain UK-domiciled and therefore subject to UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) on their worldwide estate at a rate of 40 per cent after allowances. This can come as a major shock. 

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What can be done about this? There are several options. 

Transfers of wealth on death between husband and wife are exempt from IHT, but only if the spouse is also domiciled in the UK (or both are non-domiciled). This catches out many expatriates who have married a foreign passport holder who is likely to be domiciled elsewhere. Even then, the IHT is only delayed rather than avoided, because on the death of the survivor the tax will be payable on the passing of the family assets to the next generation. 

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Abandoning the ‘Lottery Mentality’

Lottery ticketNearly everyone dreams of winning the lottery and sailing into their sunset years of retirement aboard a superyacht of financial freedom and security. The problem is, however, that simply buying a lottery ticket is very unlikely to result in anything other than the needless spending of your hard-earned money.

In fact, when you buy a Euromillions ticket your chances of winning the jackpot are just 1 in 139,838,160* – you are almost certainly more likely to be struck by lightning or involved in a road accident while on the way to buy your lottery ticket than of winning the jackpot.

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