Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

20 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expats put their lives at risk working in Delhi

For decades, India was regarded as a must-have posting for senior executives at multinational companies in the West, but health risks due to pollution are killing its attraction. Nowadays, India is regarded as a proving ground for major talent as well as an important international market, but its rise as an expatriate hub has been all but halted by the grim conditions in its major cities. Seen from space, the region round New Delhi shows a thick blanket of smog far more dangerous than the infamous smog in London after the end of WWII....
17 Nov at 6 PM 2017

British expats in Zimbabwe playing it cool after coup

British citizens living and working in Zimbabwe are keeping their heads down as the military coup gains strength. The military’s move took place on Tuesday, with soldiers immediately deployed to place 93-year old president Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Although an army spokesperson later denied rumours of a coup and cited the targeting of criminal elements as the cause of the military action, armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. To date, no casualties have been reported, and expats...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

YouGov polls demystify the difference between Remain and Leave voters

Almost a year and a half after the Brexit referendum, British citizens as well as UK expats in Spain are still at odds over the potentially devastating result. When taken together, a series of YouGov surveys on the differentials and increasingly wide divide between Remoaners and Brexiteers becomes clearer, although it’s not likely the results will change any minds. The various surveys took in issues not specifically related to Brexit itself, but helped to gather a perspective on the psychological make-up of the opposing sides as...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Soaring cost of living matches soaring number of Brits leaving the UK

As the cost of a comfortable life in the UK rises, it’s being matched by the number of Britons opting to live and work overseas. A combination of Brexit uncertainty, the ever-rising cost of living and potential job insecurity has led to increasing numbers of UK citizens making the decision of their lives in order to secure their futures. At the present time, Brits desperate to desert the sinking ship before it falls apart are spoilt for choice as to where to go and what to do when they get there. Whether they’re budding...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2017

EU court blindsides UK Home Office in landmark ruling

In a significant judgement, the EU Court of Justice has ruled the UK cannot prevent a woman with dual Spanish/British citizenship from living with her Algerian husband in the UK. The ruling may well have significant effects on the Brexit negotiations, as it enshrines the rights to live in the UK of EU citizens married to non-British nationals. Following the judgement, the UK is disallowed from removing citizens' rights such as the freedom to live with a non-UK spouse. UK expats in similar situations in EU member states will be...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expat healthcare and medical tourism in Mexico

Mexico is perhaps the most desirable destination for USA expats, and is now becoming popular with expat retirees from other Western countries as well as an affordable destination for medical tourism. One essential component of relocation overseas is healthcare, especially for expats over or approaching retirement age. In addition, a lack of affordable, high quality medical services in many Western countries including the USA has led to a huge increase in medical tourism. In first world countries, private health insurance is also...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2017

EU leader promises expat her rights will be protected

European Union leader Tono Lopez-Isturiz has promised the rights of a female expat who sent am appeal to the European Peoples’ Party will be protected. The Spanish European Parliament Member had been approached by a female expat via a letter telling of her concerns about losing her rights once Brexit is finalised. Speaking directly to her on Armistice Day, the Spanish lawmaker made it clear he was committed to fight for all UK expats’ rights, especially as he honoured the UK’s contribution to his country during World War II. He...
10 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Bangkok mourn loss of street food stalls to creeping gentrification

Bangkok is a favourite expat destination for those looking for a unique experience both at work and at play, but the city is changing its focus in a frantic rush to modernise and Westernise. Bangkok has been a hub for expats seeking a totally unique experience combining comfort with tradition and a comparatively low cost of living. The city’s street food is world famous, but may not be on the menu for very much longer as traditional food markets are being closed by the government or relocated a distance from their clients. It’s...
10 Nov at 6 PM 2017

French expats in UK being forced out by xenophobia

Even although the British government is doing its best to stress the post-Brexit guaranteed rights of EU expats in the UK, many French expats are leaving due to perceived xenophobia. Many French expats who’ve lived long-term in the UK are hoping for a small miracle in that Brexit will simply go away. Many more, it seems, are experiencing increased xenophobia in their everyday lives in the UK and it’s persuading them to return to France, even although it’s a scary option. Their country of birth simply doesn’t feel like home to...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Foreign recruitment firm plans cashing in on expat jobs for top professionals

A European recruitment company is boasting it has a list of 10,000 British employees suitable as candidates for relocation to the EU after Brexit. Expat Exit, a job consultancy firm based in Europe, claims it has a huge database of top professionals suitable for relocation to employment opportunities elsewhere in Europe once Britain finally leaves the EU. In an interview on the BBC’s Radio 4 ‘s ‘Brexit – A Guide for the Perplexed’ programme, Expat Exit’s CEO Marcin Czyza explained his plan involving 'stealing' thousands of...