First smoking zones set up in Swiss train stations

The clouds of cigarette smoke at Swiss train stations are slowly lifting. Or at least being relocated. On Tuesday four stations were equipped with designated smoking zones. The plan is for almost 1,000 stations to be converted by the end of October and all stations across the country by mid-2020. De...
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Pompeo warns Switzerland about China ties

Major mobile phone operators in Switzerland have not indicated plans to cut ties with Huawei despite mounting pressure from the US.(Keystone) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Switzerland about closer ties with China, telling the German-language newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) tha...
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Saving For Retirement Is No Longer A Lifetime Away

In the 2016 budget the UK Government announced the introduction of the Lifetime ISA, a scheme through which 18-40 year olds can invest up to £4,000 per year until the age of 50, at which point the Government would add a 25% bonus to the total funds deposited. The Lifetime ISA would be accessed tax-...
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Alternative Property Investments to consider

Buy-to-let investors have seen the introduction of a raft of changes to tax rules in recent months which make being a landlord a less attractive option for many. Changes include a new 3% stamp duty land tax surcharge introduced in April 2016 on top of standard stamp duty rates for anyone buying a se...
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Pension Advice for Expats

4 key moves you should make if you’re thinking of transferring your pension overseas. For many moving their pension overseas is a big decision to take, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We’ve added some steps below for you to take, before you make your final decision: Advice fo...
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