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Latest 10 news items tagged England

25 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Prague to get M&S goodies delivered to their doors

Home delivery of goodies from British supermarkets and specialist online outlets is a recent development much welcomed by expats unable to find the same satisfaction in the cuisine of their adopted country. For expat professional now based in Prague, the good news is that the Iceland group is now joining up with the Kosik,cz home delivery service to offer Brit favourite Marks and Spencer’s range of products. Kosik is already marketing the Iceland brand of frozen foods, with over one hundred products available for home delivery at...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

At least 31 expats killed during Easter Sunday terror bombing

As the Sri Lanka death toll continues to rise, the number of expatriates who died in the terror attack is becoming clearer. The majority of victims killed or injured in the devastating Easter Sunday terrorist attack were Sri Lankan members of the country’s Christian minority, but it’s now becoming clear at least 31 expatriates lost their lives. Information is slow in coming out as the Sri Lankan authorities have blocked the use of social media in order to prevent the possibility of revenge attacks on local Muslim communities. The...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expats advised learning Chinese is vital for those working globally

The unprecedented economic boom taking place in China is a justification for expatriates working in its major cities to learn the language, especially if they’re active in the global marketplace. China’s manufacturing sector is now the planet’s largest, with UK companies in particular being urged to provide Chinese language classes for all their relocating expat professionals. Expanding a Western company into China often involves finding Chinese partners as well as employing non-specialist Chinese employees at far less cost than...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2019

USA and UK expats killed in Sri Lanka bombings

USA and UK embassies in Colombo have urged expats and tourists to follow local authorities’ instructions on keeping safe after the deadly Easter Sunday bombing attacks which killed up to 300 people. The eight bombs set in upscale hotels and churches were the deadliest violent attacks since the end of the country’s civil was in 2009, with the death toll at present exceeding 290 and over 500 injured. At the present time, it’s still not clear which group or person set the bombs, although 24 Sri Lankan citizens have been arrested....
20 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat earnings overseas attract HMRC attention

British expats with offshore investments and bank accounts need to ensure HMRC is aware of them. All financial advisors who’ve referred clients to offshore advice, offshore services or an overseas financial institution are required to inform HM Revenue and Customs before the end of this month. Also, all IFAs who’ve pointed expat clients towards offshore services or advice since the year 2015 must warn them the UK taxman now has new powers to investigate information concerning overseas investments and cash. According to the...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2019

UK expat professionals warned to check their occupational pensions LTA limits

British expat professionals in the UAE may be at risk of breaching pensions tax LTA limits. Warnings are being sent out to the estimated quarter of a million expats living and working in Gulf states that their occupational pensions may be in breach of the UK taxman’s LTA limits. Those likely to be affected are in receipt of generous pension schemes such as are offered in the construction, oil and gas and aviation sectors, with those in the energy sector most at risk. According to upscale IFAs in the region, many in the oil and gas...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat couple flying back to support new Brexit party cause internet sensation

A retired British couple who flew back to the UK from Spain to attend the launch of Farage’s new Brexit party found themselves the focus of an internet storm. The two retirees, known only as Diane and Barry, are strongly in favour of the UK’s leaving the EU, as they made absolutely clear when interviewed by the BBC at Farage’s launch of his pro-Brexit political party held at a Coventry factory. Unfortunately for the couple, a clip of the interview found its way onto social media, causing an immediate storm. Thousands of users...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Mega financial scammer IFA boss fails to attend Spanish court hearing

The boss of a failed financial advisory company in Alicante is in hiding, having failed to attend a Spanish court hearing. Darren Kirby’s Alicante-based Continental Wealth Management financial advisory company folded in 2017, leaving hundreds of investors out of pocket to the tune of millions. Continental Wealth Management’s Denia office in the Marriott Hotel was an upscale setup aimed at impressing future clients, with the company also managing up to 10 telesales staff dealing with expat clients across Europe. Its modus operandum...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Deadly painkiller Nolotil still being prescribed in Spain despite ban

British and Irish expats living on the Costa del Sol as well as tourists are still at risk of receiving the deadly drug know to have caused deaths from sepsis combined with rapid falls in white blood cells. Following last year’s campaign by a leading English language expat newspaper, Nolotil was finally banned in all Spanish hospitals and clinics unless patients were made aware of the risks and given the option of another painkiller. The drug can be tolerated by some patients, but proves lethal for others. The newspaper revealed...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2019

EU expats prepared to leave UK due to British domestic policy

It’s not just UK expats in Europe who fear the effects of Brexit, as expatriates living and working in the UK are concerned about the country’s domestic politics. As the Brexit conundrum drags on and on, new research has revealed some 14 per cent of expatriates living and working in the UK would be prepared to return to their home countries solely for political reasons. Around one third of Britain’s expat community expressed serious concerns over the state of Britain’s domestic policies and their potential effect on expatriate...