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Methods to Get The Price Of Building A House In Thailand For You To Retire To

Methods to Get The Price Of Building A House In Thailand For You To Retire To I am going to describe two distinctive methods of obtaining a price for a building project in Thailand. 1. Via Unit Rates In Order To Assess The Price Of Construction. Utilizing a Rate/metre squared, that is to say Baht/m2, is the primary and most easy method to arrive at an idea of the cost for constructing your retirement home in Thailand. The rate/m2 for constructing homes in Thailand differ depending upon the… Read more »

Want a Thai island beach holiday without the hassle of going to an island?

You may have wondered where we got to on our recent holiday, well read on… This was our 3rd visit to Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat, the closest thing we’ve come across to feeling like you are on an island when you are actually still on the mainland. Expect to take about 4-5 hours to drive from BKK. It’s about 45 km (35 minutes) from Trat and 42 km before the border. It’s not difficult to find as it’s on a the road from Trat to… Read more »

Top 10 places to retire overseas

We find the best-value hot spots for retirees. For sale Set in four acres, with stunning views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside, this impressive 18th-century house in the southern Gers embodies French charm. There is even a separate pigeon-house, awaiting renovation. £877,700 with Savills (020 7016 3740; www.savills.co.uk) Different people picture their retirement in different ways. Some home owners never fall out of love with Britain, while others prefer to move abroad for their golden years. Here are 10 locations that offer a mixture of good value for… Read more »

More than half of British expats do not want to return home

A new survey from Lloyds TSB International, exclusive to The Telegraph weekly world edition, says that more than than half of all British expatriates believe they will never live in the UK permanently again. However, only a quarter of expats are happy to cut all ties with the UK with three quarters saying it’s important to keep links with the mother country. The survey shows that nearly 60 per cent of British expats left the UK for work reasons. A third of those who are expats for work… Read more »

Dealing with taxing issues

Favourable tax regimes are just one of the things that attract expats to far-away locations, but the prudent expat must also keep a watchful eye on taxation back in his home country as well as his country of residence. There is usually an obligation for you to pay taxes in the country where you reside, and sometimes this can extend to worldwide income although quite often it will be limited to income generated within the jurisdiction in which you live. Each country tends to be different in the… Read more »

How the Tax system works

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to ₤100… If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this… The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay ₤1. The sixth would pay ₤3. The seventh would pay ₤7.. The eighth would pay ₤12. The ninth would pay ₤18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay ₤59. So, that’s what they decided to do.. The ten men… Read more »

Number of expatriate postings likely to increase

Four out of ten international companies plan to increase their expatriate staff over the next five years – but the nature of expatriate assignments is changing. According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the movement of expatriates around the globe looks set to remain strong, despite the impact of the global recession. Though only 13 per cent of companies featured in the study said they had expanded their number of expatriate staff over the past two years, 39 per cent plan to increase their overseas… Read more »

Would you like to help Bryan Robson and the Thailand National Football Team?

We received a request to help Bryan Robson (ex-England and Manchester United captain, and now Thailand National Football Team manager), Steve Darby (Assistant Manager) and the Thailand National Football Team. We have decided to put our Manchester City allegiances to one side, temporarily, and turn a blind eye to Bryan’s past exploits on the ‘outskirts’ of the City of Manchester, in order to help the our local and adopted countries footballing stars.  There is a football academy’s grounds / facilities in Bangkok, and if the cost of renovation… Read more »

Thailand: Energy Drink Nation

In a land hooked on cheap energy drinks, a contender seeks Red Bull’s throne. BANGKOK, Thailand — Mongkon Kaewgan is exhausted. On a sidewalk near Bangkok’s busiest commercial district, the spindly 22-year-old is slumped over his electric blue motorbike like a rag doll. Nicknamed “Big,” Mongkon earns loose change zipping passengers through gridlock traffic on his bike. In his shift’s seventh hour, he is lulled halfway to sleep by the drone of idling cars. His cigarettes ran out hours ago. Each afternoon at about this time, Mongkon slips… Read more »

The long arm of the UK taxman

The long arm of the UK taxman A recent case has made it clear that if you have maintained connections with Britain while living abroad, you’re at risk of a bill from the Inland Revenue. What should expats do? For many British expats who have been banking abroad and assuming that their savings are safe from the long arm of Her Majesty’s Revenue, things have just become very much more complicated. A recent tax case has made it clear that if you are a UK national abroad, but… Read more »