Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

17 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Kampot to host full China/Cambodia military exercises in March

Expats in the Cambodian city of Kampot are being warned of an upcoming Cambodia/China military exercise in the locality. The so-called Golden Dragon Military Exercise will take place in March and will involve some 2000 military attendees as well as an impressive selection of weapons of war. Held at the province’s Techo Sen Chum Kiri Military Institute under the odd title Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Relief, the drill will be the fourth in the province over the past four years. According to local media, the training...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Spain playing fair with its British expat population

Is the recent message to Brit expats from the UK Ambassador in Spain yet another example of ‘too little, too late’ after Spain’s promises? Over the years since the Brexit referendum, British expats in European Union member states have either been totally ignored or received confusing mixed messages from their relevant diplomatic authorities. Expatriates living, working and retiring in Spain have accused the UK of treating them as bargaining chips in bizarre negotiations which never seemed to result in any solid information on...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Bad news gets worse for scammed expat investors

A further 100,000 pension savers are expected to have lost around £10 billion due to scams, with few realising they’re bereft of all or most of their retirement cash until it’s too late. At the present time, it’s believed over 100,000 pension savers have lost all or most of their investments after falling for smooth-talking IFAs, and it’s not just those resident in the UK who’re suffering. For several decades, British expats either working or in retirement in destinations ranging from European member states to as far away...
14 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Protecting your French home during the winter months

Although France’s hot and sunny summers are a major attraction for British expats escaping the UK’s dull, wet days, not all new arrivals realise the French winter can be very cold. From France's northern region to the sunny south is quite a distance, causing significant differences in temperature, especially from the last week of January to early March. As a result, French homes need preparation before the chill sets in, especially if expat owners are leaving them empty for a while. Just as in the UK, frozen or burst pipes are...
14 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Spain furious over Union Jack burning

British expats in Spain are expressing their fury at Iran’s burning of the Union Jack. A video showing the burning of the British flag in Tehran is spreading fury and horror amongst Spain’s UK expat community. Spread worldwide in both online and offline media, the burning took place outside the Iranian capital’s British Embassy following the arrest of the British Ambassador. Although the leading diplomat was soon released, protestors’ chants of ‘kill the British’ were met with anger across the worldwide UK expat community....
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...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2020

HMRC under fire from scammed expat pensioners

The British financial regulator is now under fire from expat pensioners scammed by IFAs. As yet another QROPS pension transfer scam hits the headlines, the British HMRC is under fire for allowing rogue IFAs to register. Many who’ve lost their life savings due to the most recent scam in Spain have cited confusion over the regulator’s QROPS listing, taking them as approvals of the registered expat pension schemes. The list, issued bi-weekly, only requires scheme managers to self-certify their products, with potential investors...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Welsh expats can now reconnect with their land of song

If you’re Welsh, lonely, a fan of rugby and an expat anywhere on the planet, Global Welsh is the answer. For Welsh expatriates, it’s crucial to be able to keep their connection to the western corner of the UK that is Wales, a land of song, rugby and unique history with even its own, much-loved Welsh language – at least in the region’s north. Those who’ve become expats in a strange land inevitably feel a longing to keep in touch with their origins, with one devoted expatriate Welshman now supporting a way which makes this...
9 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Dubai fearing fake news may be true

Dubai claims fake news on report that it’s unsafe for expats. As a result of the US’s assassination of Soleimani, expats in Dubai are concerned violence may spread across the Gulf State region, but the UAE’s Media Office is claiming recent reports of Dubai as a possible Iranian target are simply fake news. British media outlets have been highlighting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel warning to UK tourists headed for the Gulf States as well as Turkey, but Dubai officials are denying Iran has issued any security...
9 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Telling it like it is for post-Brexit Brits in Spain

Expert advice is laying out the post-Brexit situation for British expats living and working in Spain. Of all the concerns felt by British business-owners and expat employees in Spain, taxation post-Brexit is a major issue. On the positive side, the UK’s geo-political position on the continent itself is very unlikely to change, meaning businesses including the tourism sector will continue as usual after the end of this month. The one difference is that the UK is about to become a ‘third country’ as regards customs, imports and...