Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats counting the pennies as sterling sinks

Whilst British expat retirees are counting the pennies, multinationals relocating staff to London are cashing in on the weak pound. By now, it’s a well-known fact that British retirees in popular EU retirement destination are having a hard time making ends meet due to the falling pound, but many don’t realise that companies sending expat staff to the UK are saving money for the same reason. In the 2018 annual surveys, London was the 19th most expensive world city for relocating expats, but this year’s rating for the capital is...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Most British expats in Gulf States reject returning to the UK

Only one in every three British expatriates living and working in the UAE have the intention of eventually returning to the UK. As the result of a survey based on British expat intentions regarding a return to the UK shows, the message is now loud and clear – no way! Almost 75 per cent of Gulf-based respondents are either somewhat or very concerned over the effects of Brexit on the UK economy and the lives of its resident citizens. The conclusion is obvious – a good selection of Britain’s brightest and best is more than happy...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expat couple’s life in Spain ruined by squatters

A retired British couple in Spain are defying a gang of squatters rather than giving up on their dream. Former police sergeant Linda Brown and her partner Arlene left the UK for a dream retirement complex apartment in Denia, a charming Costa Blanca town some 30 miles from Benidorm. In 2007, they purchased their penthouse for £250,000, hoping to spend the rest of their lives in the beautiful setting. Sadly, due to the 2008 financial crash, only 11 apartments were sold, but life went on for the couple until 2014, when a group of 12...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat retirees advised to choose countries with UK state pension uprates

Britons looking to retire overseas using their state pension are forced to choose their destinations carefully. Since the failure in government of a good number of attempts to deal with the scandal of frozen UK state pensions in major retirement hubs worldwide, would-be British expatriate retirees are having to continue choosing their destinations carefully. For many, the decision to retire overseas on the state pension is based on the ever-rising costs of staying in the home country, but those who take the chance of losing their...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats strongly concerned over a Johnson victory

British expats are beginning to worry about the possibility of a Johnson victory. As Britain’s Conservative Party continues to dig its own grave, the fight to be the next Prime Minister is causing expat concern. Should Boris Johnson prove pundits and bookies right, the effect on sterling as well as on the economy may well reverberate in expat havens across the world as well as clobbering the financial world’s stock and commodity markets and causing share prices to plunge. Financial experts are warning over Johnson’s no-deal...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UK expats post-Brexit rights still at risk as politicians argue

Confusion is still the order of the day as EU and UK lawmakers fight over expats' rights. As if the present situation wasn’t enough to send British expats in the EU running for the nearest exit, the individual member states’ promises of continuing rights are now being seen by lawmakers on both sides as a problem rather than a reassurance. Right now, EU and UK lawmakers are clashing over the best way to guarantee citizens’ rights to some four million expatriates living outside their countries of origin in the still-likely event...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

World’s fattest expat returns to UK for government payouts and free healthcare

The world’s fattest expat has now arrived back from the USA to take advantage of British benefits and the National Health Service. After spending five years in the USA following gastric bypass surgery to help control his weight, Paul Mason has flown back to the UK for a permanent stay. Once known as the world’s fattest man and weighing close on 70 stones, the surgery resulted in his reducing his weight to a mere 19 stones at the time he left to become an expat living in Massachusetts. However, even although he’d met and...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats growing ever more concerned about their futures as UK citizens

Concerns are growing amongst the already insecure British expat population in Ireland, as well as within the communities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. A recent study compared the views of British expats living in EU member states with those prevalent amongst Britons living in the home country. Expats in Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are amongst those expected to bear the brunt of changes brought about by Britain’s leaving the EU. Over half of expat respondents to the survey admitted they were worried about...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019

US navy veteran wrongly accused of financial crime in China

In August last year, US navy veteran Derrick Keller was arrested just after he and his wife had arrived in Bangkok as tourists. He was accused of running a Ponzi scheme which caused investors to lose millions of dollars, but has strenuously denied the charge. Originally from Texas, Derrick, his wife and their two children moved to China in 2015 after his wife was offered a position as lead dance instructor at the Shenzhen Dance Academy. Whilst his wife continued with her career, Derrick took a few odd jobs, coached a baseball team and...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats warned over Johnson PM effect on sterling and investments

UK financiers are warning a victory for Boris Johnson will result in plunging sterling exchange rates and a massive loss in investor confidence. Should the controversial candidate win his battle for leadership of the Conservative party and the PM job, a general election would follow no later than May 2002, with bookies predicting a landside triumph likely to wipe out the Labour party as well as its leader Jeremy Corbyn. Worse still, even before a general election could be called, Johnson’s promise to yank the UK out of the EU on 31...