Expat Italy News
Latest 10 news items tagged Italy
26 Feb at 6 PM 2018
The private members’ bill aimed at reversing the hated 15-year disenfranchisement of British expat voters has passed its first hurdle.
Friday’s debate saw the bill debated as required, with Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale suggesting it should be known as ‘Shindlers Bill’, in honour of the Italy
-based, now 96-year old WWII veteran who has campaigned for decades to get the law reversed. Only 20 MPs turned up for the debate, but the low turn-out was enough to ensure the bill was passed through to the committee stage for detailed...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Whether they’re frustrated, angry or simply scared sick for their futures, ordinary Brits and Europeans are making life-changing plans before the UK/EU divorce is finalised.
Whilst politicians on both sides are struggling to formulate at least a plan ahead, everyday Brit workers and EU expats are planning to relocate their lives and businesses in an attempt to avoid the worst Brexit scenario. As divisions between the various factions in the British Government widen, new non-governmental players join the game with massive donations...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018
The family of a British expat former soldier are begging for assistance after he was arrested whilst in hospital in Thailand.
Former Royal Gibraltar Regiment lance-corporal Adam Williams had been holidaying in Thailand with a group of friends when he was robbed, hospitalised and later arrested by Royal Thai police. He’s been living in Spain for some 12 years, with his family in Cadiz now saying he’s suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of his experiences and needs to come home as soon as possible.
He’d saved for year in...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2018
A Spanish nurse who’s worked in the NHS for 15 years is uprooting her family and moving back to Spain after having been the victim of post-Brexit referendum racial abuse.
Alaya de la Ignesia, a Norfolk-based nurse working in the NHS, is relocating to her home country with he family after facing ‘unchallenged’, continual racial abuse. She arrived in the UK 17 years ago, and has been a National Heath Service nurse for 15 years. Although she’s sad at having to uproot her family, she’s convinced moving back home and setting up...
18 Jan at 6 PM 2018
The anti-Brexit campaign group Bremain in Spain is supportive of Nigel Farage’s call for a second Brexit referendum.
Bremain in Spain are in partnership with European Movement and Britain for Europe, and are fully in support of a second referendum based on the facts in an outline of a possible deal. Chair of Bremain in Spain Sue Wilson told local reporters she would expect a win for Remain voters, adding she’d love to throw the result as a 'win for the people' straight back at Brexit supporters who’ve been ‘shoving the...
13 Dec at 6 PM 2017
A female British expat is on the run in southern Spain after she was caught conning English tourists out of thousands of euros.
The alleged holiday rentals scammer is now the subject of a manhunt centred on the Costa del Sol after victims of her online fraud complained to local police. Expat conwoman Paula-Louise Neale has been accused of placing fraudulent holiday rental adverts on social media over the past two years. Once potential victims were hooked into the scam, they were told to make their rental payments via Paypal, but once...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2017
It’s no wonder British pensioners have been queuing up to leave the UK for warmer, cheaper climes, as their state stipends are far below those of any other major world country.
It’s official, Britain’s state pensioners are now at the bottom of the retirement league, with those unable to save for a private pension now undergoing serious hardship. Government reports invariably state the fact the elderly may have to rely on just the state pension, even if their wages over their working lives have only provided enough to support...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017
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...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2017
A double whammy of departing UK-trained medics as well as European midwives and nurses is putting the NHS in danger of a serious staff shortage.
A sharp drop in the number of midwives and nurses arriving to work in the UK combined with a record number of qualified medics returning to their home countries is forcing the NHS to admit to a real danger of staff shortages. The numbers of qualified medical professionals leaving the UK due to Brexit are up by 67 per cent, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Healthcare trade union...
6 Oct at 6 PM 2017
Switzerland is a favourite for expat finance professionals for its pay scales and career-boosting opportunities, but unhappy spouses and families can lead to assignment failure.
According to a recent survey, Switzerland does a less than successful job of making spouses and families of expat professionals feel at home and welcome. Work in the small, undeniably beautiful and extremely wealthy country is a sought-after assignment for ambitious professionals in the financial sector, but the problems facing trailing spouses and children...