In David Cameron’s Conservative manifesto in September 2014, he pledged to abolish the 15-year voting limit currently set in place for British expats overseas. However, this never came to fruition. Fast forward two years, and all eyes are on the Conservative Government in the UK to step-up to the plate and correct what is considered an injustice to British expats.Currently, British expats who have lived overseas for more than 15 years are banned from voting in general elections in the UK. ...Read more
The USA is the undisputed champion of Halloween, with the UK not far behind. However, the reasons behind the traditions and customs have evaporated over the years. Although people of all ages revel in the spooky celebrations, there are locations around the world that have their own unique ways of doing things.From spirits visiting the earth for feasts, to psychic readings and the planting of wheat, the locations below may inspire you to indulge in something a little different this Halloween.
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Spain, particularly for British expats, is a no-questions-asked destination to migrate to. The simple joys of Spanish living draw many to the sunny destination which boasts cultural cities, picturesque beaches, and a relaxed way of living. Furthermore, with the cost of living in Spain lower than that of the UK, it seems like a wise move for a better life.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the ...Read more
For the superstitious amongst us, Halloween is regarded as the most paranormally active night of the year. With this year’s celebrations just around the corner, it is an opportunity to take a look at the spooky phenomenon happening in five of the world’s most haunted locations. With dark histories spanning centuries, and tragedies at every turn, prepare to feel a chill as you uncover the unnerving truths associated with these globally renowned sinister locations.
The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, UK
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Due to questionable attitudes and male dominated workplaces, women in Asia are struggling to secure senior positions in the workplace. Despite being qualified for the jobs available, there are hurdles in place that are preventing women from breaking the glass ceiling.The global business advisory’s study, Women in Leadership in Asia Pacific, explored the attitudes of 143 senior executives across China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan. The study found that women were not interested in flexible working hours, but were ...Read more
Sweden has been ranked the best country in the world for expat families to move to. As well as offering an incredible quality of life, education and income were also rated highly.The Expat Explorer Survey was conducted by HSBC, within which 26,871 expats responded to questions about their lives abroad including careers, financial wellbeing, quality of life, and ease of settling in for children.This is Sweden’s second year at the top of the tables for children, with 75% of expat parents ...Read more
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has resulted in a multitude of speculation and there is no doubt that the result will redefine British relationships with the rest of Europe for the foreseeable future. When the UK decides to implement Article 50, the arduous and difficult process will begin.Negotiations are currently taking place on both sides of the Channel, and many are beginning to conjure their own decisions as to the protocol that should be followed when Britain is no longer ...Read more
Living with anxiety can be extremely debilitating. There are different areas of everyday life that can amplify disorders and, for some, it is the prospect of travelling. Many individuals who suffer from panic attacks or anxiety disorders dream of a life overseas, but many are being left grounded by fears.Anxiety is a very personal disorder, with many different categories. What might trigger one PTSD sufferer, may not affect somebody with a phobia or GAD. There is no fool proof method to ...Read more
Taking the plunge and becoming self-employed in your own country is daunting enough, but considering taking your entrepreneurial skills abroad is a brave move. However, it is one that can prove very fruitful. A number of European countries have perks that can help create a fantastic life for self-employed expats. Not only that, but remaining in Europe means you are just in touching distance of the UK, if you are a British expat.The five countries below have some of the best ...Read more