Everything you need to know about moving from the UAE to Britain – Pocketful of Dirhams


Relocating to another country is always a challenge when you factor in finding a new place to live and work, securing school places and shifting your finances along with the contents of your home.

Some might think moving to their own country would be easier, but former Dubai resident Simon Cahill, a chartered financial planner and partner at London-based Octopus Wealth, says this can be just as challenging.

Mr Cahill relocated to his native UK last year, a move that encouraged him to write The Ultimate Guide to Leaving the UAE, a seven-part explainer on how to successfully repatriate from the Emirates and set up your life in Britain once again.

Host Alice Haine is joined by the guide’s author, Mr Cahill, who explains how to handle your assets abroad and sort out tax, bank accounts, pensions and more.

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Published: February 23, 2021 07:00 AM