Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

22 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows majority of Brits now reject Brexit

As PM Theresa May prepares her Brexit speech, a new poll reveals the majority of British citizens believe the UK is better off within the EU. The poll, conducted by BMG Research on behalf of the Independent newspaper, clearly demonstrates a majority of Britons now understand the complexity and potential disaster of withdrawal and would prefer the country to remain within the European Union. It’s believed the turning point came during the past few weeks as the deadlock between the two negotiating teams became unmanageable and cabinet...
21 Sep at 4 PM 2017

Petition calling for referendum vote on Brexit deal wins Westminster debate

A petition calling for a new referendum based on the final Brexit deal has passed 100,000 signatures, forcing it to be debated in the parliamentary House of Commons. The petition requests a referendum to be heard before the official date when Britain leaves the European Union, pencilled in at present as the end of March 2019. The debate, it says, should contain three options, either to revoke Article 50 and remain within the European Union, to reject whatever deal has been agreed and simply leave, or to accept the deal and let the...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Best emigration locations for LGBT expats

For would-be LGBT expats, finding the right country can be tricky, with certain destinations welcoming and tolerant and others the exact opposite. As a general rule, countries in Europe and North America are more tolerant and welcoming to LGBT expats than others where rights for this specific minority may be few or non-existent. Starting with the Netherlands, the first world state to legalise same-sex marriages, the countries below all make for a successful stay as an expat, whether you’re arriving alone or with your partner....
20 Sep at 6 PM 2017

UK expat pensioners flock to Spain over last decade

Official statistics have revealed the number of British retirees in Spain has doubled since 2007. According to the Office for National Statistics, the total number of British pensioners choosing to spend their retirement years in Spain is now 121,000. The majority of new expat arrivals in the country are over 65 years of age, with official figures showing a corresponding increase in the number of British state pensions being paid to banks in Spain. In spite of the threat of a hard Brexit, the exodus of the UK’s elderly looks as...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Brit expats in UAE appalled and angry over tube train bomb

British expat professionals living and working in the UAE are furious and appalled at the explosion in a London tube train. The failed major terrorist attack on a London commuter tube train last Friday has resulted in anger amongst the many British professionals working in the UAE. Although the device itself was flawed and its explosive content did not ignite, the flash when the detonator blew up was enough to injure 20 commuters and cause panic across the capital. One Britisher working in the UAE told local reporters the train...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Post Brexit chaos threatens UK expats with private pensions

British expat retirees with private UK pensions are being warned their regular payments may be at risk post-Brexit. Chairperson of the parliamentary Treasury Committee Nicky Morgan is calling for immediate action over the risk to UK expat private pension holders that their regular payments may be blocked after Brexit takes effect. Morgan is attempting to draw attention to the possible problem by writing to the UK chancellor to ask whether the issue will be discussed during the next round of UK/EU negotiations. The problem is...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Violent American wrecks British family dream of living in Spain

A British family planning to move to Spain for a better quality of life have reversed their decision after being attacked in Marbella by a maniacal American expat wielding a baseball bat. Property developer Julian Higgins, his Chinese wife Lydia and their two children Leo and Jasmine were all set to move to a new, more peaceful life somewhere on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Having noted the increasing spiral of violence in London, the couple decided the best way to keep their children safe and happy was to leave the UK, settle in Spain and...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expat rights campaign groups hold huge rally in London

Campaign groups representing both UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK have staged a massive lobbying rally in London. The rally came as news broke that Theresa May is to travel to Florence next Friday to give a speech about Brexit prior to the start of the next round of negotiations. The rally encompassed several venues as well as the famous London landmark of Trafalgar Square and was organised by two major Brexit protest groups, British in Europe and the 3 Million. Some 50,000 people came out in force to give their views on...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2017

OZ expats shaken by latest terrorist attack in London

Expats from Australia living and working in London have grave concerns after the latest in a series of terror attacks in the capital. Reactions of Australian expats to the latest London terrorist attack are ranging between fear and a wish to return to their home country. The explosion and fire of the improvised bomb on a peak-hour commuter train at Parsons Green station is the fifth such attack since the beginning of 2017 and is causing emotions ranging from increased anxiety to a desire to leave the UK as fast as possible. One...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats urge Qatar Airlines to reduce charges for transporting pets

Five pet rescue charities based in Qatar are asking Qatar Airlines to reduce their charges for pets flying with their relocating owners. Lufhansa’s flight services to Doha from Frankfurt are due to be withdrawn in October, taking with them the only economical, direct flight option for relocating expat pet owners. Doha’s five dog rescue organisations are voicing their concerns that, rather than pay Qatar Airline’s high fees, expats will simply leave without their dogs. The emirate has five dog rescue charities – Dogs in Doha,...