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20 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Fight for soft Brexit or no Brexit hots up via House of Lords defeat

The fight for a soft Brexit or even a withdrawal from Brexit is hotting up as campaign groups in support of UK expats in Europe and even the British government’s House of Lords are coming out in favour of defeating Theresa May’s vision for the country. Earlier this week, the British parliament’s Upper House inflicted an embarrassing defeat on May in the matter of the PM’s determination to include leaving the European Customs Union and its single market as part of her vision for Brexit. Her stance had already caused splits in...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Kuwatization to axe thousands of expat private sector jobs

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission is planning to freeze thousands of expat contracts by 1 July. Kuwatization is taking a new turn as the emirate’s Civil Service Commission is planning to freeze over three thousand expat contracts and shelve them at the beginning of July this year. The move, a significant part of Kuwaitization, is intended to open up formerly expat jobs to Kuwaiti nationals, thus reducing the totals of foreigners working in the emirate. At the present time, the expatriate population makes up 70 per cent of the...
12 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Lifting of Saudi female driving ban to have positive economic impact

Following the June 24 lifting of the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia, many more women are expected to join the emirate’s workforce. Expat economists are not just viewing the move as a victory for women’s rights, they’re also predicting a significant boost in GDP growth as a result of vastly increased numbers of females in the Kingdom’s labour force. The kingdom’s recent acceptance of new roles for women has resulted in a number of Saudi women’s new-found prominence in a number of fields. Saudi now has an all-women law...
6 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Expat professional women at risk of poverty in retirement

The gender gap doesn’t just apply to top wage levels but continues to ensure a great many expat professional women will be faced with poverty when they retire. Recent media coverage of the salary gap between top-ranking women and their male counterparts misses out on one result – the differential guarantees women retirees will be living on far less than men with the same qualifications and experience who’ve worked in the same jobs. In fact, women are at far greater risk of being impoverished in retirement by a factor of between...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2018

UAE expat good conduct certificate suspended due to chaos

Due to confusion about its rules, the UAE’s controversial good-conduct certificate law is now suspended for an indefinite period. Much to the relief of newly-arrived expats and those changing jobs, the bureaucratic chaos following the introduction of the good conduct certificate law is over for at least a while. The suspension of the new law, introduced at the beginning February, forced all arrivals in the emirates to produce a police certificate from their home country stating the bearer has no convictions or criminal history. The...
30 Mar at 6 PM 2018

IamExpat fair offers one stop shop for all expat needs

Expats in Amsterdam can access all they need at the annual April 7 IamExpat Fair. Voted the best of its type anywhere in the expat world, Amsterdam’s IamExat Fair is the answer to all expatriate needs in this increasingly attractive destination country. It’s the fourth outing for the event, which is now a much-appreciated feature on expat calendars across Europe. Its original aim was to link newly-arrived expats in the Netherlands with everything from service providers through accommodation to job offers, but nowadays it’s also...
26 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Broken Britain the cause of UK expat exodus

Broken Britain is one reason why UK nationals are rushing to move to Europe before Brexit officially kicks in. It seems the EU referendum has sparked an increasing exodus of angry and disappointed Britons looking to create a better lifestyle for themselves and their families. Some are setting up new businesses, others have successfully applied for better jobs and others are bringing forwards their retirement to coincide with 29 March next year. Most seem happy to embrace their new communities and avoid established expat enclaves....
23 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait lawmakers call for postponement of expat health charge increase

Responding to calls by affected groups and lawmakers over the inability of many expats to pay the increased charge, one Health Committee member is recommending postponement of the extra fees. Kuwaiti MP and member of the National Assembly’s Health Committee Khalid al Otaibi agrees in principal with the increases but is concerned that a large number of expat residents aren’t earning enough to be able to afford to pay the extra amounts. Although he understands the need for extra funding to cover the cost of the latest in medical...
21 Mar at 6 PM 2018

Public sector Kuwatization to continue unchecked and on schedule

Kuwait aims to replace all expats in public sector jobs with Kuwaiti nationals within the next five years. MP Khalil al Saleh, head of the National Assembly’s committee overseeing the drive to get rid of expat workers, is determined to stick to the government’s plan to complete the process by 2023. According to al Saleh, some 800,000 expatriate workers are at present employed on official contracts in government public sector jobs, a number which represents 20 per cent of the total of government employees. Al Saleh’s comments...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2018

70 per cent of failed assignments down to family problems

Recent studies have revealed more than 70 per cent of failed assignments are due to trailing spouses’ inability to adjust to their new lives. The majority of women moving overseas aren’t expatriating to further their own careers – they’re following their husbands or partners to unfamiliar lands due to an overseas position being offered to their menfolk. The ‘typical’ expat woman is many times more likely to be a ‘trailing spouse’, a description which a good number of wives find offensive. A proportion of expat wives...