Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Bulgaria happy to ride out Brexit chaos and stay put

Expats in Bulgaria are deciding to stay put and ride out the Brexit storm.For most British expats living in Bulgaria, the country fulfils their requirements and they’re staying put – Brexit or no Brexit. Reasons include the fact that the cost of living is half that of the UK, and many simply don’t like what Britain has become since the referendum. Expat couples don’t have difficulties living on the total of two UK state pensions, and many live in the country’s small villages and are a part of local life. One British...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat volunteers can see the world whilst protecting its species and peoples

For the majority of would-be expats heading overseas to start a new life, it’s all about the money and prestige a successful relocation can bring. However, not every purchaser if an airline ticket to a foreign land has this motivation, as increasing numbers of talented volunteers are taking time off to use their skills to benefit humanity and the planet itself. Materialistic rewards don’t come into the decision, and volunteers often save for several years to realise their dreams of being useful and supportive to the causes...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

New home care service for elderly parents of expats opens in Kent

Expats living and working overseas with elderly parents still in the UK can now access a dedicated homecare service for their loved ones. Award-winning care provider Seniors Helping Seniors has just launched its services in West Kent, offering help around the home, overall care and compassionate companionship for elderly parents whose offspring are now expats living, working or retiring overseas. Peace of mind comes as standard, along with the knowledge that relocating overseas hasn’t threatened the well-being of loved ones. Run...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brexit set to wreck jobbing musicians’ chances of career advancement

Brexit is due to make musicians’ lives far harder by restricting freedom of movement. One profession which requires frequent travelling between countries is about to find its members’ lives and their chances of advancement seriously curtailed by Brexit. Musicians travel the continent of Europe and even the world on a regular basis, no matter what style of music is their thing, with the open borders of the EU a blessing for those determined to gather a following in this tricky profession. It’s not just boy bands and the like...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

More EU member states guarantee Brit expats grace periods after Brexit

Brexit hasn’t only been a UK nightmare – many of the 27 remaining EU member states are still attempting to decide what’s best for them. A major concern for British citizens living as expats in EU member states has been the attempt to comply with time-dependent rules as regards legal residency post-Brexit. All 27 countries have been scrambling to present a solution for the half a million Brit expats caught in this disaster zone, with some managing better than others and Switzerland as well as Scandinavia still figuring out how to...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat victims of Spain’s gota fria still waiting for insurance payments

British expats in Spain who’ve lost everything due to the devastating gota fria weather event are being assured they’ll get compensation some time in the future. The above is hardly reassuring to British expats who’ve lost homes, belongings, cars and treasured possessions, but it’s how Spanish bureaucracy works – slowly, especially when a large area is designated as a disaster zone. A small proportion of the cost of every expat's insurance policies ends up with the Consorcio de Compensacion de Seguros (CCS), a government body...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Slump in expat arrivals hits Thai condo market

The soaring baht and a dearth of expat arrivals have hit hard on the country’s condominium market. Real estate agents across Thailand are hunkering down and hoping to survive what one developer is calling the most severe situation in the past 10 years. Prices have slumped during 2019, mainly due to the continued rise in the baht and a strong fall in the numbers of Chinese and Western expats arriving to work or retire. Almost half a million residential condominiums both in Bangkok and other major cities were left unsold in 2018,...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Will the NHS collapse under the strain of returning British expats?

What will happen to the NHS should British retirees in Europe return to the UK? The worst scenario for a huge number of British expats living in retirement in Europe is the chance of losing their rights to healthcare due to Brexit. Should this happen, their only alternative would be a reluctant repatriation to the UK, thus putting a massive strain on the already stretched NHS. Recent estimates of the cost of servicing an influx of former expats come out at around half a billion sterling. The actual cost could be even higher than...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat professionals desperate to leave the UK can’t find suitable jobs

Brits desperate to move overseas are being held back by a lack of suitable jobs. A recent survey result has identified the reason why Britons desperate to move abroad to avoid the after-effects of Brexit cannot find jobs – it’s the fault of international employers. Whether or not this reason is entirely accurate, overseas companies should be urged to consider creating more jobs for expatriate professionals from the UK. Over 50 per cent of Britons searching for a better quality of life overseas are seriously considering a move,...
15 Oct at 6 PM 2019

EC slams UK government for deliberately excluding the expat vote

A report from the British Electoral Commission has accused the UK government of excluding 1.7 million expats from voting in the European elections. The report considers the government’s action violated its responsibility as regards ensuring correct levels of democracy by failing to correct errors which saw many hundreds of thousands of EU citizens losing their votes in 2014, resulting in a similar issue concerning this year’s European elections. Most importantly, eligible British voters living, working or retiring within the EU...