Expat Italy News

Latest 10 news items tagged Italy

10 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Stay or Go is UK retiree dilemma

EU member states and Spain in particular are still on the retirement agenda for UK would-be expats. Britons coming up on retirement are still favouring European destinations in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations. A recent survey has revealed one in every 10 UK citizens over 50 years of age is still considering retiring abroad, with Spain topping the favourites list again. As usual, reasons for leaving include the British weather, a more relaxed lifestyle and cheaper costs of living....
9 Aug at 6 PM 2017

UK expat retirees urged to do homework before emigrating

Spain’s position as an all-time favourite retirement haven for older Brits seeking sunshine and sangria is still unrivalled, but France, Italy, Portugal and Far East destinations such as the Philippines and Thailand are still getting attention. A recent survey of Britons approaching retirement has revealed the main attractions of quitting the UK are better weather, a cheaper cost of living and a more relaxed lifestyle. In the initial excitement of planning a new life in an unfamiliar new country, it’s easy to forget realties such...
4 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Best expat retirement destinations on the planet

As moving overseas for retirement becomes ever more popular, a recent survey has identified a number of the most attractive locations worldwide. Whilst surveys involving varied expat destinations are undoubtedly useful, the majority are based on the needs of relocating expat professionals, making many of the criteria non-relevant for those seeking a retirement haven. What’s best for single workers and those with families tagging along isn’t necessarily important for older expats seeking the best place to create a new, more relaxed...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2017

British Brexpat returnees to face UK shock horror property prices

Britons living in Europe and considering returning home due to Brexit uncertainties may be forced to think again due to UK property price increases since 2010. Recent research has shown average prices in the UK’s real estate market have increased by 12 per cent over the past seven years, whilst house prices in Europe’s most popular expat destinations have been falling fast. British expats, particularly retirees, who are thinking about returning to the UK due to the continuing uncertainty over their post-Brexit rights may well be...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Paris preparing to poach EU expat bankers from London

Now under its new President, Paris is planning to attract EU expat bankers and financial experts from post-Brexit London. Newly elected President Macron’s previous dislike of the banking fraternity seems to have evaporated under the necessity to up Paris’s game as regards attracting the brightest and best the City of London has to offer. A former banker himself, Macron is now offering tax breaks for financial professionals from overseas, the easing of EU regulations, more international schools and rules making it easier to hire...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2017

EU court to hear French lawyer’s case on illegal Brexit referendum

French lawyer Julien Fouchet’s case against the legality of the Brexit referendum is now ready to be presented to the European Union’s General Court. Two weeks from now, Julien Fouchet’s controversial attempt to stop Brexit in its tracks will be lodged with the EU’s General Court. If the French lawyer’s case is successful, the court’s verdict would stop Brexit negotiations and force a re-run of the referendum in which all expat Britons would be entitled to vote, no matter how many years they’d lived overseas....
4 May at 6 PM 2017

Hopes dwindle over continuing healthcare for UK expats

Predicting any Brexit outcome this early in the game is impossible, but UK negotiator David Davis is already indicating the European Health Card as it applies to Brit expats won’t survive the divorce negotiations. Until now, the EHIC has been a literal lifeline for older Brits living in the warmer climes of Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. Many thousands of British pensioners chose to leave the UK in order to be able to stretch their state pension further, secure in the knowledge that their NHS contributions over a lifetime’s...
28 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Fraudster couple in Spain steal expat rental deposits and flee to Italy

Expats living in Spain and Gibraltar are urging local police to act after a couple fled to Italy with expats’ rental deposits totalling thousands of euros. Convicted fraudster Natasha Lambert and her partner in crime Marco Molinari fled to Italy earlier this month to avoid furious expats who’d been cheated out of their rental deposits. Molinari’s La Linea-based rental property agency Tu Casa Click was the headquarters for the scam which robbed a number of cross-border expat workers of thousands of euros in deposits. Spanish...
6 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Smart Dubai announces new Dubai Careers website for expat and local job seekers

A new central employment portal aimed at expats as well as citizens is now available online, connecting job seekers in all sectors with employers. The Dubai Careers portal, developed by Smart Dubai, enables job seekers at all levels to find work in line with their qualifications and professional experience, according to officials at yesterday’s press release. The innovative platform uses smart tools to make searches easier, and the present access to literally hundreds of jobs in Dubai government entities will be expanded to include...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Brit retirees favour Italy for its choice of idyllic locations

Italy has traditionally been highly popular with British retirees wanting to combine spectacular scenery, great food and wine and relief from the UK’s miserable weather. Expat property hunters have an amazing choice of location, whether it’s beachside, lakeside, in fertile valleys or rustic villages or even in the heart of ancient towns founded centuries ago. However, like all lifestyle changes, your retirement dream needs careful thought and preparation, including gathering information on the process of property purchase....