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Dream Spanish villa sold for third its value

An expatriate couple returning to Britain have sold their Spanish home for just over a third its value in an attempt to recoup some of the costs. Bob and Phyllis Puddicombe decided to move back to the UK after the financial crash left their dream of living in Spain undermined, reports the Telegraph. The couple had lived in Almayate near Malaga for 13 years and concluded that getting older meant having the security of the NHS was more of a priority. Falling property prices ... Read more

Expats in Belgium to be investigated by taxman

Expatriates who have been living in Belgium for ten years or more are to be investigated by the taxman in relation to a special expat tax status.This requires them to have their private and economic interests outside the country and the argument is that for many of those who have stayed for a decade this is no longer the case.Some 3,000 expats are thought to be affected by the move, which will see Belgian authorities carrying out a full audit on employees going ... Read more

British expats in the UAE celebrate the Queen’s birthday

Brits living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) turned out in their droves to celebrate the 88th birthday of the Queen this week. Parties were held at the British embassies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, with representatives of the 120,000-strong expatriate community in attendance. Both began with the national anthems of the UAE and the UK, performed under fluttering Union flags and twinkling lights, followed by a cake cutting ceremony. Flown out especially for the occasion were the Salamanca ... Read more

A fifth of British expats in Spain left last year

More than a fifth of British expatriates living in Spain left in 2013, according to official figures just released. Spain's National Statistics Institute (INE) found that the country's overall population decreased for a second year in a row, due to foreign residents returning home. The crisis-hit nation saw nearly 90,000 British citizens no longer officially registered as residents, which equates to 22.8 per cent. On January 1st 2013, there were 385,179 Brits on town hall registers in Spain, but a year later the number ... Read more

Family, friends and food top reasons for returning home

Missing family, friends and British food are the top reasons why many expatriates don't stick with their decision to relocate to a new country.That is according to research carried out by Robinsons Relocation, which found that the lure of Marmite, fish and chips and curry was just too much for some people.A further nine per cent said that they actually missed the British climate, while some 15 per cent suffered from withdrawal due to the inability to watch soaps like Coronation ... Read more

Former expats remember old Dubai

Modern Dubai is both a thriving city and an expatriate hub, but before the skyscrapers were built and luxury tourists flocked to the destination, it was home to the forerunners of today's overseas workforce. Many of these first expats are now in their 60s and 70s, but hold fond memories of living in Dubai and experiencing it as it was. They formed a Facebook group entitled Dubai - The Good Old Days (DTGOD) in order to share reminiscences with others who were in ... Read more

Expats capitalising on rising UK house prices

British expatriates are showing a trend for purchasing homes back in the UK in a bid to make the most of rising property prices and a weak pound. This is according to new research from Lloyds Bank, which has found that the housing market is attracting a lot of attention from overseas.It discovered that those living in the UAE, France and Switzerland are the most likely to buy a property back in the UK.The survey suggested that 30 per cent of expats ... Read more

Gordon Ramsey turns to expat restaurants

Everybody's favourite foul-mouthed chef will be turning his critical eye on British restaurants abroad for the next series of his hit tv show Kitchen Nightmares.Gordon Ramsey will travel to British kitchens all over Europe in order to whip expat restaurateurs into shape with his trademark barbs and outspoken ways. Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares has proved to be a hit with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, tuning in to watch the acerbic chef turn around struggling establishments with a double serving ... Read more

World’s best beaches named

While the UK continues to struggle on with the hangover of winter - which seems to last ever further into March and April these days - expatriates the world over are enjoying fantastic weather and have no doubt already squeezed in a few trips to the beach.With so many fantastic beaches spilling into the world's oceans and seas, there is constant one-upping between nations and continents for the crown of world's best beaches. And while this is an argument that will ... Read more

Change in prenup laws could benefit expats

Expatriates could be among those who benefit from changes to the law regarding prenuptial agreements if they are passed by the British government.At present, there is no legal force behind the documents, which are often seen as the proviso of the super-rich, but that may not always be the case.The Law Commission, a body that advises the government on changes to the law, has recommended that prenups should become legally binding in the UK.This could have an impact on expats, as ... Read more
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