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Australia Using Brexit to Get Brits Down Under

The Australian government has put plans in action to capitalise on Brexit uncertainty by luring young Brits to the country with a new visa. Travellers can now work in Australia up to the age of 35 on a working visa; boasting the highest post-tax wages of any visa scheme on the globe.We reported, back in June, that many expat pensioners were returning to the UK as they could no longer afford the high living costs of the country. It seems that ... Read more

Expats Get ‘Vote For Life’ as British Government Scrap Limit

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

5 of the Most Haunted Locations in the World

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 An idyllic British ... Read more

Will British Expats in EU Face Green Card Scheme?

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

A Spotlight on Brexit and Visas for Worried Expats

Continuing her tour of European capitals, new British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered press conferences in Bratislava and Warsaw. Her trip across the continent has continued to stir the immigration debate pot. Former European partners want to be strict with European Economic Area (EEA) membership, bringing the UK back into the freedom of movement with no means to mitigate it. The new cabinet will have to deal with the popular public opinion that the UK demands a significant decrease in immigration.This ... Read more

What Does Brexit Mean for Expats in the UK and the EU?

Spain, Ireland and France are amongst the most popular destinations for British expats. Europe, as a whole, currently hosts 1.3 million expats hailing from the UK. Thus far, those in the EU have been able to take advantage of the right to free movement and employment.Now that Britain has cast its vote and decided to leave the EU it has two years to arrange new deals with EU member states. This is under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. However ... Read more

Brexit Would Make Expat Pensioners £50,000 Poorer

British retirees who relocate to Europe could have their state pensions reduced by £50,000 over the next 20 years if the UK votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum.Currently, any individual who retired to a country within the EEA (European Economic Area) has their state pension increased every year under the ‘triple-lock’ system. This means that retirees benefit from pensions rising by the higher of wage or price inflation, subject to a minimum of 2.5%. However, in the event ... Read more

Brexit Will Leave 2 Million Brits In Legal Limbo

The UK government are warning that complex negotiations will be had following a decision to exit the European Union, so that the rights of UK citizens living in other EU countries can be determined.The House of Lords European Union committee are warning that negotiations may overrun the two years currently outlined, and European parliament and member states could forcefully relinquish any extension on the process. It has also been suggested that discussions of trade deals may take even longer, a proposed four ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes.Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more

The 10 Best Culinary Hotspots for Jet Set Foodies

Whether on a voyage of cultural discovery, or aiming for the perfect tan on tropical beach, once the pangs of hunger hit it is only a matter of time before you sidle off to a restaurant and indulge in subsequent snooze. But, for the dedicated foodies of the world, who says you cannot plan part of your holiday around the gourmet offerings of the world? From street food vendors to Michelin star restaurants, there are unique cuisines catering to all palettes ... Read more
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