Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

26 May at 6 PM 2017

UK and USA uncertainties spur expat interest in Australian job market

Aspiring expat jobseekers are turning their attention to Australia due to Brexit uncertainty and the political and economic effects of the Trump presidency. A 30 per cent surge in the numbers of job seekers from overseas hit Australia’s recruiters at the beginning of April and shows no signs of slowing down. The biggest increases in applications came from India, up by 55 per cent on last year’s totals, with Japan at 49 per cent, Ireland at 11 per cent, the UAE at 26 per cent and South Africa at 22 per cent. The rise came in spite...
26 May at 6 PM 2017

EU expats flee UK in fear of Brexit

A dramatic fall in net migration since the Brexit referendum is sparking fears for the British economy. New official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a massive fall in net migration in 2016, sparked by a surge in EU expats relocating to their home countries. Business groups are warning a labour shortage focused on hard to replace key staff would have severe effects on the UK’s economy both in the run-up to Brexit and during its aftermath. According to the ONS, long-tern net migration...
25 May at 6 PM 2017

Expat retirees in France can expect a longer life

A recent study has confirmed the French are living longer than those in most other countries, making it the perfect destination for expat retirees. According to a French study of life expectancy across the world, French elder citizens are fortunate they were born there due to the fact that life expectancy is at one of the world’s highest levels and still increasing. For example, women’s average age is now approaching 90, and men aren’t far behind. The country has been attracting expat retirees for decades, and it now seems the...
25 May at 6 PM 2017

LibDem leader Farron calls for MPs for Brit expats in Europe

The leader of the Liberal Democrat political party is urging increased parliamentary representation for the 1.2 million British expatriates living in EU member states. LibDem leader Tim Farron is suggesting new constituencies with their own members of parliament should be drawn up in order to represent British expat communities across Europe. In a recent speech he stated his party recognised the total unfairness of a system which disallows British citizens from voting for their own representatives in parliament. Farron is accusing...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

Thailand worlds deadliest country for motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles are the Thai choice for personal transport, but the country’s annual total of accidents and fatalities involving two wheels is the highest in the world. For the majority of Thais as well as a huge number of tourists and expats, motorcycles provide a practical, inexpensive mode of transport both in the countryside and in the cities. In 2016, 1.74 million motorcycles were purchased, with 461,783 bought during the first quarter of 2017. Affordability, cheap maintenance costs and low fuel costs are the main attractions, and...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows favourite countries for expat professionals

Uncertainly about where to relocate is beginning to haunt expats’ lives, but some countries are still attractive for professionals determined to make the move. Immigration issues are causing uncertainty in many former expat hubs including the USA and UK, but determined expat professionals can still find a home for their talents and aspirations. A recent InterNations study identifies those countries which still welcome the best and the brightest by offering them great salaries and benefits as well as comfortable, well-balanced...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

EU demands lifetime protection for all expats rights

The EU is demanding a lifetime guarantee of rights for all expats affected by Brexit. The demand was made as part of the EU’s negotiation directives, and is focused on the rights and status of all expat citizens and their families, both in the UK and in the 27 EU member states. Safeguarding those likely to be affected due to circumstances beyond their control is essential, according to the directive, due to the high numbers of expats involved and the seriousness of the consequences of the UK’s withdrawal. According to Louis...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

UK expats in UAE speak out on Manchester terrorist bombing

British expats living and working in the Gulf States are appalled and saddened by the news of the devastating Manchester terrorism attack. The suicide bomb attack is being considered by many to be the worst of the many terror attacks in the UK, simply because of the number of deaths and the fact that the British-born bomber deliberately aimed at a venue packed with children and youngsters aged between five and 18 years of age, many of whom were attending the pop concert with their parents or grandparents. Police reports have confirmed...
24 May at 6 PM 2017

UK expats still disallowed from voting in general election

Last October, the British government promised British expats who’d lived overseas for more than 15 years they would be able to vote in the next general election. Next month’s shock UK general election is perhaps one of the most significant of the past several decades, as it’s clearly linked to Britain’s divorce from the EU. In spite of the Tory government’s assurance late last year to disenfranchised expats who’d not been able to vote for their own futures in the Brexit referendum, they are still unable to vote on June 8....
24 May at 6 PM 2017

SEC probe hits international FA firm targeting UK expat pension pots

An international financial advice firm specialising in targeting British expats’ pension funds and investments is now being investigated by the USA Securities and Exchange Commission. The DeVere Group has long been active in retirement destinations favoured by expats from the UK, with its high fees and aggressive marketing tactics drawing complaints from retirees whose pension savings have been decimated. Already sanctioned in Hong Kong and Singapore, formerly listed in the Thailand SEC’s unauthorised FAs list and on Japan’s...