Expat Uk News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uk

22 Jul at 6 PM 2019

EU expats and Brits join hands in London protest

In addition to the call for a second referendum, expatriates living and working in the UK are now adding their total disapproval of the prospect of a Boris premiership to their protests. Last Saturday’s central London march took the message ‘No to Boris, yes to Europe’ to its heart, with protestors costumed as Johnson, faces painted with EU flags and one protestor playing the bagpipes. The goal of the Peoples’ Vote campaign was displayed everywhere by the thousands of marchers, even although many seemed to be unclear about the...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Asia now a hub for expats pursuing crypto dreams

Asia is now the world’s favourite hub for expats’ crypto careers. Expats from the West are now congregating in Asian countries in the hope of furthering their crypto careers. According to those on the scene, hopefuls from the USA, the UK, Australia and Europe are arriving in far greater numbers than ever before, all working to grab a slice of the amazing opportunities on offer, with Crypto companies springing up like mushrooms to boost this emerging market. Unlike in other world Crypto communities, the Asian version seems to...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

How many expats are unknowingly accidental Americans?

As the USA taxman widens his net still further, expats all over the world with relatives in the USA are getting scared. The ‘accidental American’ issue is garnering even more publicity as the IRS ramps up its efforts to snare even more unaware individuals unlucky enough to have been born in the good old US of A. It’s ridiculous that a person born in the USA while the parents were either on holiday, on business or maybe even in transit across the pond should be considered an American citizen by default, and there are many...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Inflation in Europe stays low but currency exchange rates have expats worried

Expats living in Europe are seeing low cost of living increases. Expatriates living and working in the European Union are facing an average cost of living increase of 1.6 per cent in both May and June this year. According to the European Central Bank, it’s targeting an increase of just below two per cent, with European parliament members now saying they’re ready to support increasing inflation by means of raising interest rates. Those living in Romania have seen the highest inflation at 3.9 per cent, with Hungary coming in on...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK and Swiss expats rights now protected from no deal Brexit

UK expats in Switzerland and Swiss nationals working in the UK are now protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The signing last week of a pre-Brexit agreement between the UK and Switzerland has ensured British and Swiss expats working in each others’ countries will be able to continue doing so even if a no-deal Brexit is the final result. Even although the agreement is only valid until the end of December 2020, it gives time for those at risk to organise their lives and next moves. As has been shown over the past several years...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Chinese provincial town arrested in drugs bust

Expats in China’s Xuzhou are missing their high life as China’s crackdown on crime and corruption spreads to the provinces. The small, eastern Chinese town of Xuzhou is set in lush countryside, ringed by mountains and dotted with lakes, and has become a hub for Western expats living the ‘60s lifestyle all over again. Drink, drugs and rock ‘n roll are the order of the day, or were until the crackdown. Only a few foreigners had arrived for jobs or study, and the town is only accessible via road or rail, with the new arrivals...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Is the Isle of Man really the expat destination it promotes?

In spite of its murky reputation as a safe haven for dodgy insurance companies in cahoots with illegal IFAs in expat destinations, the Isle of Man has been ranked as the best British expat hub. As well as being rated the best expat destination in the British Isles in the latest Expat Explorer survey, the Isle of Man was also ranked 12th best in the world in spite of the fact it’s not actually part of the UK in the real sense. Some 75 per cent of respondents stated their quality of life was far more enjoyable than back in the home...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expat foodies on assignment to New York needn’t worry about supplies

For British expats wondering how they’ll stay healthy on typical American foodstuffs, the answer is right there in New York. Famous both with American anglophiles and New York’s sizeable British expat community, the city’s long-established Myers of Keswick grocery store is the answer to UK foodie homesickness in a big way. A reassuring glace at the store’s traditionally British-styled frontage and a step into the interior reveals just about every British culinary favourite you can imagine, from Weetabix through Bird’s...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Wealthy would-be expats can go it alone for residency and citizenship

As the world becomes more politically and economically unstable, more and more wealthy would-be expatriates are getting caught by smart salesmen. The trend of internationalising is the latest way for wealthy nationals to ensure their capital, investments and even businesses are safely stored against economic disaster whilst they continue their lives in another country. For high net worth individuals, becoming a global citizen is the way to go, but taking wealth out of the country of origin requires dealing with key issues. The...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in EU given hope by Labour turnaround

A statement by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is giving hope to UK expats in the EU. After three years of sitting on an increasingly uncomfortable fence, Jeremy Corbyn has finally come out in favour of a second referendum on the as yet unelected new PM’s Brexit plan. Even better, he finally stated the Labour Party would campaign in favour of a Remain option. Whether it was the unbearable thought of a Boris Johnson premiership or the final realisation that the majority of party members want exactly that, the fact that he’s...