Expat Italy News

Latest 10 news items tagged Italy

16 May at 6 PM 2018

Australia is still a favourite with Brit retirees but its own are leaving

Australia is still popular with UK expat retirees, but its own seniors are leaving for more affordable foreign destinations. The numbers of elderly Australians leaving their home country for a less expensive life overseas have dramatically increased over the past decade, with Oz expat communities forming in Spain, Cambodia and Thailand. In 2016, almost two thousand Australian pensioners over the age of 55 relocated to various retiree hubs in Italy and Greece as well as New Zealand, mostly due to rising property prices and the soaring...
1 May at 6 PM 2018

Top expat talent now reluctant to relocate to the UK

Continuing uncertainty about the direction Brexit will finally take is affecting the numbers of expat professionals applying for relocation to the UK. According to recently released research, with just under a year left before Brexit finally kicks in, human resources professionals and recruitment agencies are complaining their hiring strategies are having to be regularly revised. Some 50 per cent of firms which took part in the study envision an even more devastating effect is on the way. The research, carried out by LinkedIn,...
26 Apr at 6 PM 2018

EEA and EU expat nurses flee NHS due to Brexit uncertainty

In 2017, almost four thousand EU and EEA-qualified expat nurses left their NHS jobs and the UK. A total of 3,962 fully qualified and experienced nurses and midwives from EEA and EU member states have now left their NHS jobs and moved on out of the UK. The number is some 28 per cent higher than the 2016 figure and three times as high as the 2013 figure of 1,311. Arrival numbers in 2017 have crashed to 803, as against the 6,382 qualified nurses and midwives who arrived in the previous year. The key cause of the dramatic increase in...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2018

UK expats votes for life bill moves to second stage

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

Expats making life changing decisions due to anger and frustration

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

Gibraltarian former soldier attacked, robbed, drugged and detained in Thailand

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

Spanish NHS nurse and family leaving the UK due to racial abuse

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

British expats in Spain approve Farage second referendum call

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

Brit holiday rental fraudster on the run in Spain

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

British state pensioners have largest income drop of major world countries

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...