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Number of EU citizens moving to the UK at lowest level since 2012

September 17, 2018 European Union

The number of people moving to live and work in the UK has fallen to the lowest level since 2012, official statistics show. But there were still 90,000 more EU citizens arriving than leaving in the 12 months to March 2018, the data from the Office for National Statistics also shows. Overall, the number of […]

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Younger British people tend to use their phone to translate while abroad, new poll shows

August 13, 2018 United Kingdom

Young British people heading abroad are ditching the traditional phrasebook and are more likely to pick up their phones to translate the local language, a new survey has found. Over 60% of 16 to 34 year-olds say they’ve used their smartphones and apps like Google Translate to help understand the local language, with just 39% […]

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Clarification announced for EU students applying to study in UK from 2019

July 31, 2018 European Union

Students from the European Union starting university and college courses in England next year will still be eligible for Government backed loans to cover tuition fees until they graduate, it has been confirmed. With a lot of certainty still existing over the impact of Brexit on students, the Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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New entrepreneur visa announced for the UK

July 9, 2018 United Kingdom

The British Government has announced a new visa for entrepreneurs that means applicants no longer need to have a university degree. The new visa aims to help reverse a fall in the number of new companies being formed in the UK which has fallen for the first time since 2008. However, while a degree is […]

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UK publishes three step ‘easy’ process for EU expats staying on after Brexit

June 25, 2018 United Kingdom

The UK has published more details for European Union citizens staying on after Brexit next year, revealing three ‘easy’ steps for obtaining settled statues. But British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hit out at the EU for not doing the same from British expats living in Europe who still do not know what their status […]

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Visa change means increased opportunities for foreign doctors and nurses in the UK

June 18, 2018 United Kingdom

Qualified doctors and nurses from outside the European Union will find it easier to get a job in the UK after the Government announced more visas will be made available. The country has a shortage of doctors and nurses, but until now applicants from outside of the EU were limited by a cap on skilled […]

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Research suggests young people are willing to move overseas for jobs

June 13, 2018 United Kingdom

Millennials in Britain are willing to consider moving thousands of miles to improve their careers, suggesting that they are a new generation of expats who can take advantage of the digital age. Some 85% are considering developing their transferable skills to enable them to work anywhere, any time and it is the emerging digital industries […]

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Expats set to continue to be drawn to UK despite Brexit, official estimates suggest

May 28, 2018 United Kingdom

London is a huge draw for expats from all over the world and this is expected to continue after Brexit with official estimates suggesting immigration will play a huge role in the city’s future growth. Indeed, parts of London will see the population increase by a fifth over a decade as immigration helps push England’s […]

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Home Secretary voices concerns about lack of details for British expats after Brexit

May 23, 2018 European Union

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 rights of UK citizens in their countries. […]

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Spain, France and Germany most popular with British expats in the EU

May 7, 2018 France

Spain, France and Germany are the most popular European countries for British expats with official figures showing that 69% of British citizens living in the European Union are based in these countries. The data from the British Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that 784,900 lived in EU nations in 2017 with two thirds aged […]

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Mayor of London to set up online portal to help EU citizens understand Brexit

April 16, 2018 United Kingdom

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan plans to launch a new online portal to make it easier for European Union citizens to get the information they need to stay in the UK after Brexit. It is estimated that there are around one million EU citizens living in London and Khan believes that their rights post-Brexit […]

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Orkney Islands named again as best place to live in the UK

April 9, 2018 United Kingdom

They are not top of the list for expats moving to the UK, but the Orkney Islands have again been ranked as the best rural place to live in Britain. Meanwhile, Craven in Yorkshire has the highest number of happy adults and South Cambridgeshire and Aberdeenshire have been named as the nation’s healthiest districts. In […]

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Brexit transition period confirmed but expats still have concerns

April 2, 2018 European Union

The Brexit transition period will last from 29 March next year until 31 December 2020, it has been agreed after a series of meetings between British and European Union officials. The deal confirms that EU citizens arriving in the UK during the transition will receive the same rights as those who arrived before the official […]

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