The truth about leaving debt behind in Dubai – Common questions answered by the debt team at Detained in Dubai

Loans are sold aggressively to expats, who accept credit to meet the high costs of living in the UAE.  Unlike Western countries, the UAE treats debt as a criminal matter rather than a civil one. The result being that if a borrower is late with payments, they can face fines and imprisonment. Even after they are released, the bank may open a civil case against them which can result in further...

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Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back. Employees could be missing out on their full tax relief entitlement for work-related expenses by using agencies rather than claiming online. Some 85 per cent of eligible taxpayers currently pay agents to...

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Low-tech solution cuts high fire risks and costs

With the new GDPR rules in force, councils and housing organisations are required by law to demonstrate that any excess mail delivered to vacant properties is removed & disposed of in a confidential manner. Many insurance policies insist that combustible materials are removed to maintain the fire regulation compliances of vacant sites. Many makeshift seals have been used to overcome these...

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Q-Park appointed to deliver public sector parking via a national framework

Q-Park has been successfully appointed to a new four year framework, managed by NHS Shared Business Services, to deliver efficient and flexible parking solutions to public sector bodies. Q-Park has been appointed to provide a wide range of solutions within the framework thereby being able to offer advice and value for money packages where clients are offered tailored solutions to their parking...

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UK Remains Cheap For Overseas Business Ahead of BREXIT

UK has dropped 81 places in the Cost of Living ranking since the Brexit referendumWeakened GBP post-referendum makes UK one of cheapest countries in Europe for international employees and travellersAustralia and New Zealand now more affordable for British expats24 European cities drop in cost of living ranking, due in part to strong US dollar (USD) and weakened euro Global mobility expert, ECA...

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