Expat Emigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration

13 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Support for Royal Family wanes amongst UK expats in Spain

UK expats in Spain are calling for a referendum vote on the British monarchy. Even although they’re no longer living in the UK, British expats all along the Spanish coastline are dismayed and angry about the current state of the British monarchy. Headline, online and TV media news items have captured expats’ attention ever since the recent sex scandal involving Prince Andrew’s connection with convicted paedophile Geoffrey Epstein. Both supporters of the monarchy and those who deride the institution well remember the bad...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Australia terrified by devastating wildfires

Long-stay British expats in Australia are revealing their fears and experiences of the devastating wildfires. As Australia continues to burn in spite of heroic firefighting, British expatriates who’ve lived long-term in the affected areas are telling of their experiences and the terror they’re living through. Expats from the UK are used to the Australian cycle of floods, drought and wildfires on a regular basis, but the huge conflagrations are the worst in living memory. One Briton from Herefordshire who emigrated to the...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Purchasing your expat dream home can be a nightmare

If you’ve had enough of Brexit, the weather, floods, rising prices and the UK government’s antics over the past three years, buying a property overseas might well be the answer. For the vast majority of non-working expats, two issues form the spur for leaving the UK on a permanent basis – the rising cost of living and the fall in an acceptable lifestyle. Moving overseas isn’t a panacea for curing all ills, but it can provide a bolt-hole for those who get it right. Given that Brits are, reputably, a nation of homeowners, it’s...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Managing the transition to expat from dissatisfied human

Making the initial decision to emigrate depends on a number of personal choices. Given that emigration is a major and often life-changing decision, it pays to evaluate the reasons behind your dissatisfaction with your present circumstances. The same applies if you’re already an expat but are increasingly unhappy with your job and present location. Trying something new has been the human response to discontent for millennia, but evaluating your reasons for relocation has never been more important. The last several decades have...
27 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Europe reassured over their transition period status

British expats in Europe are being reassured their status will remain as it is, at least until the end of December 2020. Effectively, the situation as it is now means there’s no change to any expat entitlements including free movement as their status is covered by former PM Theresa May’s negotiations. In addition, once the year’s transition period is over, expat rights should remain broadly as they are at present, with the exception of the free movement clause. Should another year’s extension be requested and granted, the same...
26 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Would-be expats in Dublin will enjoy the Overseas Property Show

If you’re within easy access of Dublin and are considering emigration, the upcoming Overseas Property Show is for you. January 11th and 12th mark the return to Dublin of the Overseas Property Show, a must-visit for would-be expats looking to spend the next several years planning and making the move overseas. For locals, although it’s as yet unsure what effect Brexit will have, one thing’s for certain – nothing will be easy as regards business and trade. Those coming up for retirement might well consider leaving whilst the...
17 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brexpats in Spain leader tells it like it is

Anne Hernandez, head of the campaign group Brexpats in Spain, told the media she was hugely disappointed with last week’s general election result. Comparing the Tory victory with Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 result, she said the vote must have represented what the majority of Britons thought they wanted, but added she finds this fact very hard to believe. Hernandez is now telling it like it is in that UK expats living in Spain who were disallowed from voting must now accept their futures have been decided by UK residents in the home...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Are soaring UK property prices the last hope for early expat retirement?

UK house price increases are proving lifelines for Brits hoping to retire overseas. For the hundreds of thousands of Brits who haven’t saved enough cash to fund a retirement far from Brexit Britain, soaring UK house prices may well be a lifeline. A recent survey by a leading insurance company has revealed just nine per cent of Brits over the age of 50 have amassed enough savings to see them through their retirement years, even if they choose a less expensive country in which to settle. According to the survey, the average...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Mafia gang wars, drugs and murder threaten expat life in Spain

British expats living in Spain’s Costa del Sol region are being warned over violence and assassinations now taking place in what appears to be a drugs-based mafia-style gang war. Over the past several months, Spanish police have been investigating at least two murders, with a third taking place just two weeks ago. The first body, that of a 39 year-old man, was found in a ditch on September 18, with the corpse showing signs of violence. Police originally labelled the death as suicide, but changed their minds when the proof of...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2019

British long-stay expats in Spain increasingly angry over 15-year voting exclusion

As yet another Brexit-induced British general election looms, some 60 per cent of UK expats in Europe are being denied the right to vote. The issue is the rule that British citizens living overseas for over 15 years are excluded from voting in UK elections or referendums even although, as in this case, their rights can be totally denied should the vote go the wrong way for their present circumstances. Put bleakly, those who chose to emigrate after retirement and who’ve built their new lives according to their preferences and...