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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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My 14 year old Son has won prize money in the EPIC fornite competition - Tax on his winnings?

My 14 year old son born and living in the UK has winnings coming to him from competing in a USA based on-line gaming company (EPIC) international competition (the game is called Fortnite) and he has ...
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I'm starting a new job in 20 days - can I include my future income when applying for a credit card now?

I'm starting a new job soon and moving to a new city. I've never held a credit card and want to apply for one. As with all moves there are likely to be expenses so I'd love to be able to stick them on ...
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Do I care if the housing market has gone up or down, if I'm moving from one house to another?

I can see several cases in which it obviously IS important if the market is high or low. e.g: if I'm buying my first house if I'm retired and selling my last house if I'm moving to a very different ...
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Considerations when providing money to only one child out of two

I have two children. My oldest has a mortgage and pays interest on it. I have cash savings but do not earn significant interest on them. Since I don't need all of the money for myself, I would ...
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UK: Will signing up for a mobile phone contract affect my credit rating?

Especially I would like to understand one thing: There are operators who offer contracts without credit check for people who otherwise would be denied because of for example a completely missing ...
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Does it harm my credit score if open multiple current accounts?

I'm currently trying out mobile app banks Monzo and Revolut, but I would also like to try N26 and Starling; all these on top of my regular current account. Would opening all these accounts affect my ...
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Euro rental income earned in Spain but can it be paid in Sterling in UK

I am a UK national with a property in Spain. The tenants of this property currently pay the monthly rental in Euros to my Spanish bank account but have asked if they can change this arrangement and ...
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Capital Gains Taxes for multi-year vest RSUs UK

Assume that you work for a company in the UK that grants you a number of RSUs to vest in a multi-year schedule (as per usual), for example, a vest event every 6 months for 2 years. The RSUs are valued ...
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What impact does currency exchange mark-up have on broker fees?

Let's say I held £100,000 in Interactive Investor and wish to add £20,000 to my investment each year in monthly instalments. They charge £10/month for a standard account[1] that offers one free trade ...
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Degiro Stocks & Shares Account for Minor

I am in the process of setting up an account with the stock broker 'Degiro'. In order to set up an account for a minor (currently 17 years old) they require it to be opened as a joint account, with ...
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Are large brokers audited to ensure client funds are ring-fenced?

In the UK we have a Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) that covers investors for up to £85,000 if their broker goes bankrupt. We also have a law stating that brokers must ring fence their ...
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Capital Gains Tax when withdrawing from a stocks & shares ISA in the UK

Capital gains tax is due on gains made investing in stocks / shares in the UK. So in theory if I were to invest £20,000 and the value of the shares were to increase by 10x and I sold at £200,000, I ...
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Payroll pension contributions- UK higher rate tax relief

In the UK, a higher rate taxpayer who contributes to a pension scheme is entitled to pension relief to recover the difference between basic rate and higher rate tax for pension contributions. (HM ...
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Property value, sold value and LTV (Scotland, United Kingdom)

I am about to buy my first property. I spoke to a financial advisor today and I didn't get what he was saying. He mentioned something like one the main errors of first time buyers is that they think ...
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Investing platform options without fixed residency

Background: My wife and I are in our high-twenties currently living in UK. We don't have a mortgage, we're renting our flat. The only debt we have is the standard UK student loans, which is deducted ...
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HMRC have given SLC wrong repayment details after job change

I have a plan 1 Income Contingent Loan from the Student Loans Company. I started a new job at the start of this year. My new employer took a copy of the appropriate part of my P45. I am on PAYE for ...
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Short term health insurance for a non-citizen US resident

I'm a UK citizen who moved to the US (California) a few years ago with a Green Card. This year I decided to move back home, so I quit my job and started freelancing, so I have an ongoing income source ...
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Can you explain why these items are considered negatives on my credit report?

I just used 'Clear Score' to find out my credit rating. My score is higher than both the national and local averages, but there are 2 'negative' results shown. Negative (2) Your oldest active ...
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How exactly does AER work?

I am planning on opening a savings account and will be putting a fraction of my monthly salary into it, around £1000 each month. To calculate the interest generated, as the total in the account ...
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Transferred to UK in Nov 2018 from India, How Tax needs to be declared

I have been moved to UK due to company transfer from India in Nov 2018 and will be staying coupe of years here. Nov 2018 onward, I am getting my salary in UK itself which is being credited in UK ...
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Buy 1 bed flat via private sell (Edinburgh, UK) - opportunity?

I am renting a flat (1 bed + box room) with my partner in 'central' Edinburgh. We pay £675 pcm. Our landlady wants to sell it urgently and she asks for £160,000. She is keen to sell it to us. A ...
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Is purchasing foreign currency before going abroad a losing proposition?

A recent question illustrated one of the potential pitfalls of pre-purchasing foreign currency. In short, the poster was unable to pick up currency they had ordered, and a currency purchase is not a ...
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Non UK company hiring local staffing

Do I need to issue any tax form to the local staffing we hired in UK for a small event? We are an Event company based in US.
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Virtual landline to achieve better credit score - is that a worthy investment? [on hold]

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/mortgages/why-remortgage/ https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/732040/credit-score-free-card-history-file-martin-lewis-this-morning Put a landline number not ...
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NRE to foreign account transfer

Can I transfer money from my Indian NRE account to my sister's savings account in UK bank?
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Do I have a right to cancel a purchase of foreign currency in the UK?

A few days ago I ordered 100 Euros using a travel agents website, to be picked up in their store and paid for them in GBP by debit card. I noticed just after that they aren't open on Sundays, meaning ...
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I want to be a landlord for a family member. How do I structure my mortgage?

My father-in-law is wanting to live the remainder of his life in a nice bungalow near our family. I've agreed, in principle, to be his landlord. Let us work with the following numbers: House price ...
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UK: How to find property to buy?

I am trying to find some property to invest into in the UK. I am thinking to build a buy-to-let portfolio. So I went to the typical real estate portals such as rightmove, OnTheMarket, iamsold and the ...
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First salary in UK

I hoping to get some informations on how the tax system works in UK. Basically, this is my first job here, I haven't worked before April. I have a basic gross salary of £41,600 and I pay 4% as a ...
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UK FTSE Sector Indicies Data [closed]

I am trying to find an on source of FTSE ICB indicies from which I can download historical and current data from. for example I can view the current value of such indices here but I want to also ...
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When is paying into a UK pension bad tax planning? (LTA)

UK Pensions are great for the tax breaks that they give as you pay into them (up to 45%), and as the pension generates value, but if you exceed the lifetime allowance (LTA = £1,055,000 in 2019-2020) ...
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Is there any risk to giving a UK bank an SSN, and why do they need it?

A friend showed me a letter from The Co-operative Bank, a UK bank with which they have an account. This letter requests their US Social Security Number (SSN): We've written to you requesting [this] ...
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Do I pay more tax when 2 extra payments are in this paypacket

I recently worked about 17 hours of overtime in a weekend, submitted it and expected to be paid that month but I missed the cut off date apparently. This is fine, but I will also be paid part of my ...
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How to obtain “Negative Equity Insurance” aka “Home Equity Protection” aka “Equity Protection Policy” in the UK?

I'm searching for an insurance policy to protect against negative equity on a residential real-estate. The risk I'm trying to protect against is that house prices will fall. I'm looking for ...
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Is there something equivalent of a 1031 Exchange for the UK

I recently learned that in the US you can defer capital gains on a property sale, and use the capital to buy another without paying taxes using a 1031 exchange. Is there something similar to that in ...
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Paying myself as the Director of UK Limited Company

I appreciate if anyone can enlighten me with their answers: The business is not making any money yet, but I was just wondering if I'm obliged by law to employ and pay myself as the director of my own ...
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Taxes when remote working for a Swiss company whilst living in the UK?

In the scenario where I'm living in the UK and working remotely for a Swiss company. Who should I pay income tax to? I would be declared self employed in the UK.
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UK global consultant, living and working in different EU countries

I am due to move to Barcelona after living in Paris for 3 years, as property is cheaper there, but still close to international airport, which is ideal for my work. I now find myself in a situation ...
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Possible solution to removing party (name) from mortgage [UK]

Back in 2007 my wife and her partner (at that time she was in partnership with Mr. P) bought a house in UK. They bought this house together, so he is still shown on any correspondence from lender (...
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What happens to pending trades of delisted shares?

I'd like to know what happens to pending trades that don't settle as a result of delisting. I sold Debenhams shares on the 8th of April but they got delisted on the 10th which was supposed to be the ...
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How do I calculate the monthly PCP repayment figure for a car purchase in the UK?

How would I calculate the PCP monthly repayment figure from the following information please? Car offer price: £30,000 APR: 3.9% Number of repayments: 48 Balloon payment: £15,000 I've found similar ...
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Do I report outstanding credit in another currency as income?

I've done some work via Upwork the freelance agency. Essentially there is an outstanding "balance" (credit?) that has not been sent to my bank account yet (money to be paid to myself). Do I need to ...
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Are there any other benefits to exercising EMI stock options straight away vs. as late as possible? (UK)

Once my options vest, according to the EMI scheme I have ten years to exercise them. I'm weighing up the pros and cons of exercising exactly at the point they vest versus leaving it to the last ...
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ESPP, expat and CGT in which country (Canada/UK)

I participate in my Canadian company's ESPP whilst living and working in Canada as a permanent resident. I'm moving back to the UK in August and will sell my shares when I'm back in the UK. Will the ...
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Is there a financial product via which I can safely temporarily borrow against my home?

We live in the UK, and are seeking to move house and have seen a property which suits our requirements and has been discounted because the owners wish to sell quickly. The asking price is £400,000. ...
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Understanding UK Gilt

I have been reading about UK Gilt and have some questions understanding it. For instance, the TREASURY 3,3/4% 2019 Gilt has a coupon of 3.75%. The maturity date is September 7th 2019. Interest is ...
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Selling house via estate agent vs selling property to developer, UK. Why price difference?

Background: I am executor for my father's estate, and the major asset is his house. There is a minor difference of opinion amongst siblings whether to sell house via estate agent, or to a property ...
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Starting an investment portfolio

I am looking to start an investment portfolio with around £1000 of my savings going into the stock market and was wondering how I would go about doing this. I would like to spread this money across a ...
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Does the UK life time ISA bonus increase with inflation?

If I contribute £4k, the government will contribute a £1k bonus. If in 5 years £4.4k has the same relative value as 4k does now (based on inflation), would I be able to pay in £4.4k and get £1.1k, ...