Expat England News
Latest 10 news items tagged England
21 Oct at 6 PM 2016
A special meeting dedicated to the effects of Brexit on British expats in France heard the UK
’s divorce from the EU would have cataclysmic effects on expat rights.
Members of France’s National Assembly were told Thursday that Brexit was on track to wreck the lives of tens of thousands of Britons living in the country. EU law specialist Myriam Benlolo-Carabot told chair of the meeting National Assembly President Claude Bartolone the only way to prevent cataclysmic Brexit effects is to allow reciprocal agreements.
Once Brexit is...
21 Oct at 4 PM 2016
Harlequin Property SVG, infamous amongst expats for its Caribbean and Thailand property scams, is now insolvent and has appointed a professional trustee.
The company is based on St Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean offshore location for many companies with doubtful legitimacy, and is the offshoot of another company with the same name. Briton David Ames and his sidekick Richard Houghton were instrumental in swindling expat pensioners out of their savings by selling off-plan beachside condos, only a few of which were actually ...
20 Oct at 6 PM 2016
A scholarly paper recently issued by a US institute based at Oxford University revealed US expat voters in Britain
could hold the key to the result of the US presidential election.
The research paper, entitled ‘America’s Overseas Voters: how they could decide the US presidency in 2016’, stresses the power of overseas voters in the most controversial US presidential election for decades. Of the eight million Americans living overseas, it states, the UK
hosts around a quarter of a million, all of whom could be a part of affecting...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2016
A hard-hitting article in a Scottish newspaper is suggesting tax-paying, hard-working Polish plumbers may have to be replaced by retired Britons reluctantly returning from a life in the Spanish sun.
The newspaper’s report on a Westminster debate concerning the many petitions for a second referendum wasn’t meant to be hilarious, but came over as a illustration of how far British politics has strayed from the straight and narrow of governing a country. All the Brexit favourites were up for grabs, with Remoaner Welsh MP Gerard Davies...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Spurred by the ubcertainty following the Brexit result, a huge number of disillusioned Britons are seeking to become expats working overseas.
Ever since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, online international recruitment sites have been deluged by huge numbers of British workers seeking a new life abroad. A recent analysis of the millions of search results is showing the Irish Republic as a favourite destination for those starting a new life and wishing to remain EU citizens by any possible means.
17 Oct at 6 PM 2016
After the pound sterling fell to a 31-year low last week, British expats working in the UAE rushed to remit currency to the UK
Remittance volumes from the UAE to UK
banks have soared by 135 per cent over the same week in September as expats took advantage of the fall in sterling. The cashing in is likely to continue as major banks are predicting further falls in the next few weeks.
The Bank of America, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs are all predicting more pressure for the pound sterling as traders take into account the...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Thousands of British citizens are rushing to mitigate Brexit’s effects on their lives by applying for Irish passports and citizenship.
During the three months following the announcement that Britain
had voted to leave the European Union, a massive 37,000 Brits living in both the UK
and Northern Ireland are taking the emigration route to the southern part of the island. The increase of 83 per cent over the same months last year has resulted in the Irish passport office extending temporary staff contracts for at least three months....
14 Oct at 6 PM 2016
After a meeting with Theresa May, the Spanish acting prime minister told British expats to keep calm and wait for results.
Mariano Rajoy yesterday attended a working lunch with Theresa May in which the plight of Spaniards living in the UK
and British expats in Spain was discussed. Although no press conference was held after the meeting, a written statement issued from Rajoy’s official residence after the lunch confirmed Spain was readying to support the interests of its nationals in the UK
and, by the same token, the interests of ...
13 Oct at 6 PM 2016
British expats all over the EU will be watching the proceeds of the first legal challenge to Theresa May’s arbitrary triggering of Article 50 next March.
The lawsuit is based on the widespread belief that a parliamentary debate and vote is needed before May can push the button to start EU divorce proceedings. Many UK
citizens as well as expats believe the majority may well have voted to leave the EU, but had not voted for massive damage to the UK
economy via the hard Brexit envisaged by the PM.
Government lawyers are expected to...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The British government has now seen fit to finally scrap the rule disenfranchising all UK
expats who’ve lived abroad for more than 15 years.
One of the most controversial issues highlighted by the Brexit referendum was the 15-year voting rule which disallowed hundreds of thousands of British expats in Europe from having a say in their own future. The scrapping of the despised rule has been on the agenda since the 2015 general election, but is only now being brought in despite claims it would be impossible to check all expat voters...