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euMuch has be written in the UK press about the requirements for the casual UK tourist who will travel to EU countries post-Brexit but little has been written about UK citizens that have homes in the EU, including Portugal, but have no form of residency, writes Sue Fletcher. 

The latest text regarding the Withdrawal Agreement was published at the end of March and if that is finally ratified then there will be a transition period to the end of 2020 where all UK citizens will retain their current EU rights.

brexitLenAs I write this, at the beginning of September, to use Michel Barnier’s words, ‘the clock is ticking’, and there’s not much time left to negotiate the 20% of the Withdrawal Agreement that has yet to be agreed, writes Sue Fletcher.

If there is no agreement in place by March 29th 2019 – just seven months from now, then the UK will fall out of the EU. This will mean that all treaties with the EU will immediately cease; there will be no transition period to the end of 2019; there will be no agreement on citizen’s rights and we will be on our own.

So we should be asking - ‘am I Brexit-proof?’

Portugal Introduces New ID Card For Foreigners Living In PortugalThe Portuguese government is launching a new citizenship card for registered foreigners in Portugal, as part of the 'Simplex + 2018' programme. The aim is to streamline administration of all foreign citizens and reduce much of the country's bureaucracy. The Ministry announced that the new card will be issued in the final quarter of 2019.
Instead of the current 'residency card', by the end of 2019, all foreign nationals living in Portugal will need to have a valid Citizen's Card (Cartão do Cidadão).

justiceRegarding the appointment of administrators to deal with the shock collapse of Premier FX, Jeremy Boyle of Summit Law LLP writes, "This is potentially welcome news but please forgive me for being cautious - it’s my job!

"For nearly 3 decades I have been advising numerous trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and administrators and creditors such as yourselves on all aspects of insolvency law.

kenyaThe main objective of the Agreement on the Avoidance Double Taxation is to eliminate double taxation of income or gains arising in one country and paid to residents of the other country.

This will create a conducive environment for investments and trade in goods and services between the countries by removing uncertainties on taxation occasioned by having two different jurisdictions at play.

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