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27% of Young Brits Set for Expat Life Due to Brexit

UK-based foreign exchange and payments company Moneycorp surveyed 2,000 Brits in regards to their post Brexit-plans. The company commissioned the survey to discover what was influencing individual’s decisions to move abroad since the result of the EU referendum was announced. The research revealed that Brits of all ages are considering a move abroad the closer we get to leaving the EU, with 15% stating this is a likely plan. Just over a quarter of young Brits aged 16-24 have emigration in the ... Read more

What Does the Joint Agreement Mean for British Expats?

In late 2017 the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, struck a deal with the EU so that Brexit negotiations could move on to the next phase. The revelation of this advance of Article 50 means that there is now a level of clarity regarding the rights of expats. The most important aspects revealed at the closing of phase one were in regard to the right to reside, domestic healthcare, and the future of Ireland. Residency Rights for UK Citizens UK nationals who are living ... Read more

Expats in the UK Fear for Their Finances

As the date and time for Brexit were announced (11pm on March 29th 2019) by David Davis in November of last year, expats residing in the UK and Europe felt more confused that ever. With little set in stone, speculation is rife and expats living and working in the UK are fearful about their futures. As a result of nearly 19 months of lacking information, expat’s trust in the UK handling their finances has deteriorated considerably. Every year the leading network for ... Read more

No Reprieve for 500,000 Expats with ‘Frozen’ Pensions

Whilst there is still uncertainty revolving around much of Brexit, British pensioners retiring in Europe are one group who know what is happening. In September, Britain and the EU reached an agreement of expats’ state pension when the UK officially leaves the EU. There had been fears that pensions would be withheld from expats following Brexit. However, the change earlier this year confirmed that expats living in the EU (including those which are part of the EEA and Switzerland) will benefit from ... Read more

The Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Whilst you may not be fortunate enough to jet off to one of these far-flung destinations so close to Christmas, there may be one on your doorstep that you simply didn’t know about. Christmas markets have risen in popularity over the years and have been known to make the Scrooges of the world feel even a tickle of festive spirit. We take you around the world’s best Christmas markets and we expect you’ll be planning a trip for December 2018. Viennese Christmas ... Read more

British Expats and the Self-Assessment Tax Return

Whether heading overseas due to work or for a new life, countless UK residents leave Blighty every year. However, sometimes this move can be confusing for HMRC and some expats get caught in confusing tax situations. Brits abroad still face tax obligations and it is imperative to declare earnings before the self-assessment tax return deadline of 31st January 2018. However, HMRC does not make it easy for expats to complete this, particularly if they have missed the paper returns deadline of 31st ... Read more

The 5 Most Haunted Hotels in The World

With Halloween fast approaching, we thought it fitting to cast our eyes over the most haunted hotels in the world. Often the locations of happy family holidays or romantic city breaks, hotels are the last place we’d expect to feel fear. Come with us on a frightening journey as we unveil the hotels where you’d unlikely want to rest your head, especially come the 31st October. Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA The inspiration for Stephen King’s chilling masterpiece, The Shining, the Stanley Hotel is ... Read more

Millennials Moving Abroad for Better Job Opportunities

MoveHub’s 2017 Global Moving Trends Report has found that 60% of 18 to 35-year-olds have enquired about moving abroad. Reasons given by this millennial group for wanting to move abroad include wanting to experience a different culture and have access to greater job opportunities or better salaries. Whilst the majority of this upsurge tend to be what society class as ‘young professionals’, many claim that the reason for their interest in emigration is simply because they have nothing holding them back in ... Read more

The 7 Best Places to Eat in London

For those who haven’t visited London before, whether you are coming from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, there are some eateries which you simply must have on your itinerary. From the traditional to the bizarre, London is full of restaurants, cafes and street food markets to suit all palettes and budgets. Get your hands on an Oyster or snap up a travelcard and prepare for your stomach to rumble as we unveil some of London’s best places to eat. Beigel Bake, ... Read more

Brexit Catch-Up: Negotiations So Far

Since the Brexit negotiations began on the 19th June, we have reported on the Brexit expat offer and what will become of the EHIC card post-Brexit. However, given that the process of the UK leaving the EU is well into its third month, we thought it best to give an overview of all the happenings so far surrounding Brexit and its development. The negotiations between the EU and the UK continue. Major discussions were held in July and August, both followed my ... Read more
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