The UK is supposed to be leaving the European Union on Friday 29th March. However, despite the short time frame, everything still seems relatively murky in terms of a final decision. If Theresa May fails to win Parliament over with her revised withdrawal agreement there will be another vote. This will allow Members of Parliament to vote to leave the EU without a deal – this is known as a no deal Brexit.
Many people are understandably worried as the outcome of ...
The UK State Pension is paid to British nationals of retirement age who have contributed through their National Insurance for the required number of years. The state pension increases each year since the introduction of the ‘triple lock’ guarantee, in 2010.
But what happens to your pension if you decide to retire abroad?
Expat pensioners can claim their state pension abroad, as long as they have paid enough UK National Insurance.
However, there are currently over 500,000 expat pensioners living in Canada, New Zealand ...
For thrill seekers, the average holiday package is simply not enough. There lies within a deep yearning for adventure, a void that has to be filled! The challenge to live life to the full is something that many dream about, yet seldom accomplish.
But for those of you ready to summon that guttural courage, there is a whole world of exciting and adrenaline filled opportunities awaiting you. You just need to know where to look for them.
Behold only the very best adrenaline ...
HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer study analyses the views of over 22,000 expats around the world, based on economics, experience and family life. Released at the end of 2018, the results found Singapore to be the expat destination of choice for the fourth year running.
The global report looks at how expats feel about living overseas by examining various aspects of expat life, including family dynamics, their experiences and the economy. The findings from countries all over the world are then ranked against ...
When you think of Africa, you might not immediately think to include the small islands surrounding the content. The Seychelles itself is made up of a cluster of 115 tiny islands, just off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Not all the islands are inhabited, but they all share similar features – soft white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush tropical rainforests.
Although many visitors flock to the islands of the Seychelles for the beaches, there is so ...
Although possible almost anywhere you go in the world, little awareness is raised with regards to sinkholes and the dangerous risks they pose.
Whilst sinkholes vary in terms of size and severity, they can appear with little to no warning and in many cases can cause severe damage, injury and even death.
Therefore, expats and travellers alike can only benefit from being aware of high-risk areas and how to keep yourself safe.
How do sinkholes occur?
A sinkhole refers to a depression or cavity in ...
Living in another country can be an incredible experience, with many new opportunities to keep you busy and certainly some challenges to overcome along the way. One of the most common challenges for expats to experience is feeling homesick.
Although you may have thought you were unlikely to be affected, it’s natural for most expats to experience at least some level of homesickness, regardless of how settled they are or how much fun they’re having. Ultimately, expats are bound to miss some ...
With such uncertainty still surrounding Brexit, it remains difficult for British expats living in the EU to know for sure what the situation will be on Friday 29th March 2019. Will there be a deal or won’t there? That’s really all any of us want to know.
The situation is extremely concerning for UK citizens who have made EU countries such as Spain and France their home for many years. A number of British expats are pensioners that rely on NHS reimbursements ...
Working and travelling overseas can often involve frequent air travel. Whilst sickness and injury can strike at any time, when you are due to fly it can be somewhat inconvenient. From a common cold to more serious health conditions, the question often arises as to whether you can in fact travel on board an aircraft when you are unwell. Moreover, if you can, are there any increased risks in doing so.
In short, it greatly depends on the specific circumstances, illness and ...
Many people associate crippling droughts with desert landscapes or particularly hot countries that lack rainfall. However, there are locations around the world where rainfall is below average but, the majority of the time, everything is seemingly normal. Some of the most drought prone countries in the world include China, Morocco, Ethiopia and Afghanistan.
Land only makes up 29% of the earth, so many find it surprising that drought is ever an issue. However, a third of land mass is considered desert. Global ...