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  1. Articles: Europe
    Expats moving back to Britain face challenges if they need to find a home to buy with many surprised by the rise in prices in places like London. While many expats, who planned to only work abroad for a set time and rented out their property rather then selling up, there are others who return...
  2. Articles: Europe
    The new British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has written to the European Union’s Brexit co-ordinator to set out some concerns about how British expats will be treated after Brexit. He has told Guy Verhofstadt that it is 'currently unclear' what systems member states are creating to ensure the...
  3. Articles: Europe
    British expats are increasingly looking to buy a home in the UK and let it out with the numbers applying for mortgages to do so soaring in the last 12 months. According to new research from Liquid Expat Mortgages, demand from expats looking for buy to let loans have increased by 90% year on...
  4. Articles: Europe
    Overall some 107,000 British citizens were living in Germany in 2016, not including military personnel, a rise of 10% since 2011, according to the latest figures to be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK. The official figures give an insight into where they go to...
  5. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Over 1.6 million British people have moved abroad to live in the last decade with Australia, Spain, the United States, France and New Zealand the five most popular destinations, new research has found. The vast majority, some 74% become expats because they have a definite job to move to...
  6. Articles: Europe
    Discussions are under way as to the status of expats, both in the UK, and in European Union, after Brexit and the details revealed so far have been criticised as underwhelming. British Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed that EU country expats who have lived in the UK for five years should...
  7. Articles: Europe
    Seven out of 10 British people living abroad would never move back to the UK but they have not cut the ties completely with 72% regularly sending money back, a new survey has found. The actual poll does not give reasons why they are happy being expats but hint that some of the reasons are...
  8. Articles: Europe
    The UK Government is being urged to release its objectives on migration and the status of expats as it begins the crucial formal process of negotiating its way out of the European Union. With Article 50 having now been invoked, millions of expats in the UK and in the EU are waiting to know what...
  9. Articles: Europe
    A database is being set up for British expats living in the European Union who are worried about how they will be affected by Brexit to give them reliable information for making informed decisions. There are concerns that expats who do not have the most reliable information could end up making...
  10. Articles: Europe
    Two British lawyers, one living in Germany and one in Italy, have drafted a document representing the views of British expat groups across Europe calling for the UK Government to take their concerns into account over Brexit negotiations. There are already a number of groups set up by expats in...
  11. Articles: Europe
    European Union expats in the UK and British people living in other EU countries are deeply anxious about their future, according to a new report. Since the referendum result in June some have been subjected to verbal abuse but all are very concerned about what will happen to their rights to...
  12. Articles: Europe
    British expats who are concerned about their pension investments when the UK leaves the European Union need to be aware of new changes announced by the Government, particularly if they are planning to move back. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that Qualifying Recognised Overseas...
  13. Articles: Europe
    Most British expats believe that moving abroad has resulted in an overall improvement in their health, new research has found. Some 61% believe that their physical health has improved and 64% think their mental health is better than it would have been if they had not made the decision to go for...
  14. Articles: Europe
    British expats are in mourning after upmarket British business Marks & Spencer announced it will close 100 stores worldwide. They will be unable to access their favourite clothes, shoes and homewares but are glad that some of the chain’s food outlets are likely to survive the cut backs allowing...
  15. Articles: Europe
    British expats will have the chance to vote in the next general election with official confirmation that the necessary legislation will be delivered for the vote due to be held in 2020. However, should a snap election be called, which could happen for a number of reasons, including the fact...
  16. Articles: Europe
    Lawyers acting for British citizens fighting a legal battle for the right to vote in the European Union referendum in June are to appeal to the UK's Supreme Court after their arguments were rejected by two High Court judges. The case was taken to the High Court hearing on behalf of 94 year old...
  17. Articles: Europe
    Two thirds of British expats in Europe are worried about the UK leaving the European Union, believing that such a move would have an impact on their lives. Some 68% said they were worried about a Brexit, 24% were not concerned and 8% did not know, according to the poll of expats in Spain...
  18. Articles: Europe
    When moving to a new country it is helpful when local people and those you work with are friendly as becoming an expat, especially for the first time can be daunting. The British as a nation are known for their reserve but new research shows that they are actually friendlier than you might...
  19. Articles: Europe
    The UK's High Court is expected to hear arguments in the legal challenge against the UK Government over its decision to exclude British expats from the referendum on the country's position in the European Union this week. Lawyers will argue that up to two million British expats people living in...
  20. Articles: Europe
    Treaties would need to be put in place to recreate the current situation when it comes to tax, pensions, study and properties if the UK votes to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum in June. There have been a variety of claims about what this would mean for British expats in...
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