Corona Virus Update (as of Friday, 8th May)
Unfortunately, due to the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in the UK and worldwide, and the continuing difficulties for our exhibitors and speakers who were travelling from Portugal to attend the event, we were forced to postpone our 17th March London Moving to Portugal Show and Seminars to a later date. The health and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is our priority.
Our next Moving to Portugal Show & Seminars in the UK will be held on:
- London Tuesday 20th October 2020 at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, London SW11 (to be confirmed) Click here to register your free ticket in advance
With year round sunshine, golden beaches, breath-taking views, almost 1000 kilometres of beautiful mainland coastline, and golf courses, properties and restaurants that cater for every taste, Portugal offers a lifestyle for business people, second home owners or retirees that is second to none.
Moreover, UK nationals moving to Portugal can now benefit from Portugal’s very favourable ‘non-habitual residence’ (NHR) tax rules during their first ten years in Portugal.
Christina Hippisley, General Manager of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK says “In the last 12 months we have received dozens of calls seeking information about property buying in Portugal and how things will resolve as Brexit continues. Our Show and Seminars will give as much up to date information as possible”.
The Show will feature seminars throughout the day on all aspects of moving your home or business to Portugal, and explain to visitors how to maximise the financial and lifestyle benefits of such a move.
Seminar topics will include recent changes to Portugal’s Non-Habitual Tax Regime (NHR), which offers very favourable tax benefits to those moving to Portugal to live and work, plus lots of detail about healthcare, mortgages, tax and wealth planning.
Seminars will also cover where and how to buy the perfect property, across all regions of Portugal.
Each seminar will feature several short presentations from specialists on different aspects of buying a home and moving to Portugal, whether you plan to retire there, invest there or move there for tax reasons.
- The doors open at 11am and we close at 9pm.
- The first seminar starts at 11.30am, and will be repeated again at 3pm and 6.30pm to allow visitors to come during the day and after work.
- We will be serving tea and coffee all day, and Portuguese wine from 5pm.
- We have a limited number of 180 seats per seminar so please book your seminar place online at www.movingtoportugal.org.uk
Presentations from specialists cover the following subjects:
- Where to buy
- Where are the property investment hot spots
- The legal aspects of buying a property in Portugal
- How to plan your tax and financial affairs in advance of the move
- How banking and mortgage finance works in Portugal
- How Portugal’s Non Habitual Residence (NHR) tax programme works
- How to plan your currency needs
- Daily life and medical care/insurance
With the support of our institutional partners Visit Portugal, the Chamber launched the Moving to Portugal Shows and Seminars in late 2017 in the UK to publicise Portugal’s very tax-efficient Non Habitual Tax Regime (NHR).
Since then, over 6,000 visitors have come along to hear our seminars on the tax, legal, and wealth implications of moving to Portugal, which we have held in London and around the country.
Alongside the seminars, which run throughout the day, visitors can meet the seminar presenters on their stands where they can ask questions and talk in private.
Christina Hippisley, the Chamber’s General Manager, and property agents and resort developers from all over Portugal will also discuss living costs, mortgage costs, health and insurance issues, and the prices and types of properties you can buy in the Algarve, Lisbon and the rest of Portugal.
Alongside the seminars some carefully chosen members of the Chamber will also have exhibition stands, offering a wide range of lifestyle and property opportunities from all over Portugal.
Exhibitors will include the leading Portuguese Algarve resorts of Boavista Golf and Spa Resort, Vilamoura World, Martinhal Family Resorts and Hotels, Ombria Resort, Troia Sonae, Kronos Homes at Palmares, Quinta do Lago, Pine Cliffs, and Algarve resales agents Fine and Country Algarve and Cerro Novo Algarve.
Lifestyle and legal issues will be covered by Kleya and Caiado Guerreiro, and your mortgage, currency, tax and wealth management questions will be answered by UCI Bank, Currencies for You, and leading financial advisors Blevins Franks, Blacktower Financial Management and Abacus Financial Services.
The pipeline of British buyers looking to buy property in Portugal is fuelled by the fact that the UK continues to be Portugal’s most important source of incoming tourists, sending over 2 million visitors in 2019, or 19.2% of overnight stays in Portugal, up 5.9% on 2018. (source www.ine.pt Dec2019).
Thus the Portuguese tax and tourism authorities are keen to do all they can to offset any negative effects of Brexit in Portugal.
The Portuguese government is looking to introduce several new measures from January 2021 in order to minimise any disruption for Portugal’s British visitors.
Measures under consideration include dedicated passport lanes for British visitors, and special arrangements for British driving licences and entry for British pets.
Says Rita Marques, Portugal’s tourism minister, “If there are issues important to the British traveller, then we have to (sort these out). We are trying to minimise the disruption to British tourism”.
These huge numbers of annual British visitors to Portugal mean that there are now dozens of direct flights (from TAP, Jet 2, British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair among others) operating between British airports and Portugal.
The Moving to Portugal Shows and Seminars are designed to answer all the questions UK residents may have about how to organise their move to Portugal, – whether they intend to run their business from there, retire there or simply spend several months a year there to escape the English climate.
Access the links below for more information about the Seminars: