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UK announces global education programme involving 30 countries

August 11, 2015 General

More than five million school pupils worldwide will benefit from a new global education programme connecting UK classrooms to over 30 countries around the world. A new programme called Connecting Classrooms will run from 2015 to 2018 and is aimed at helping young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in […]

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Wealthy French fleeing the country, new data suggests

August 10, 2015 France

An increasing number of French people are leaving to work and live overseas, especially those who earn €100,000 or more a year, new data shows, with high taxes regarded as the main reason. Data from the national tax office shows that 3,744 people earning over this figure left France in 2013, a 40% increase compared […]

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New poll finds 65% of Brits would consider moving abroad

August 7, 2015 United Kingdom

Almost two thirds of British people under the age of 40 are considering quitting the UK for a new life abroad, a new survey has found. Some 65% of those surveyed in a poll conducted by independent financial advisory organisation the deVere Group, said they are ‘seriously considering’, ‘are thinking about’, or ‘would be tempted […]

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New entry requirements being introduced in Canada next March

August 6, 2015 Canada

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals entering the country by air which will become mandatory in 2016. There are, however, exceptions which include United States citizens and travellers with a valid visa but they will need to provide property identification at the border such as proof […]

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New Zealand popular with Chinses visitors and students, official data shows

August 5, 2015 New Zealand

New Zealand is more popular than ever, especially with people from China and the United States, the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand shows. There were 177,000 visitor arrivals to New Zealand in June, up 9% compared to June 2014, and visitor arrivals totalled 2.99 million annually, up 7% from the previous year. China, Australia, […]

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Expats pay out tens of thousands to send kids to boarding schools

August 4, 2015 Education

Expats often send their children to boarding schools in order to provide the best possible education and give their offspring some kind of continuity. But such a decision does not come cheap with research showing that parents fork out tens of thousands of pounds a year for each child at a boarding school. It is […]

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Data shows how popular the UK has become for Polish expats

August 4, 2015 Britain

The popularity of the UK as a country for people from around the world is shown in new figures released by the government from the most up to date census data. One in seven people in England and Wales was born outside of the UK and in the past decade there has been a 60% […]

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Moroccans make up biggest expat group in Spain, new data shows

July 31, 2015 Spain

Despite the economic crisis, Spain is still proving popular with expats. The latest government figures show almost five million foreign nationals are living and working in the country. There was concern that in recent years many expats, especially those from Great Britain, had returned home because of the economy, and now there are more Moroccan […]

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South West of England named as best region for retirement well-being

July 30, 2015 Britain

People who want to retire to the UK may want to consider the South West of England as it has been named as the best location for pensioner well-being. It is the place to live if you want a long, healthy and safe retirement, according to a new league table of pensioner wellbeing developed by […]

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French banks introduce mortgage lending rules for expats

July 29, 2015 France

Expats looking to buy a home in France are facing tougher lending rules from some banks and even being required to have up to two years’ worth of mortgage payments in a separate account. An increased demand for mortgages due to historically low mortgage rates rising in France has led to a reduced credit supply, […]

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US launches new initiative to combat immigration scams

July 28, 2015 America

Expats in the United States needing help with immigration matters are being urged to be on the lookout for scams as a new initiative is launched to combat scams. Not all migrant services are legitimate, with many who advertise being unauthorised practitioners. While they mean well, all too many of them are out to rip […]

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New Zealand announces incentive package for people moving to work outside Auckland

July 27, 2015 New Zealand

The New Zealand government is set to introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across the country. At a time when thousands of people from all over the world are moving to New Zealand because it is a good place to live, work and raise a […]

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Canada named most reputable country in the world

July 24, 2015 Canada

Canada has been named as the most reputable country in the world in 2015, overtaking Switzerland in the largest annual survey of 55 of nations. Since the RepTrak survey from international consultants the Reputation Institute began in 2010, Canada has ranked first all but two of those years and never fallen below second place. This […]

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