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New online portal for EU citizens staying on after Brexit

March 6, 2018 United Kingdom

The Mayor of London is 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. There are around one million EU citizens living in London and while their rights post-Brexit are still unclear, the Government has stated that […]

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Fewer EU citizens moved to the UK in last year as Brexit effect takes hold

February 26, 2018 European Union

Brexit seems to have a major impact on the number of people arriving in the UK with official figures showing that net migration from European Union countries fell in the last year. The data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that fewer EU citizens are coming to the UK, down by 75,000, however, […]

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Young bilingual children can struggle to cope learning two languages, research finds

February 23, 2018 China

Being bilingual is regarded as a great asset and one that keep the brain active, but new research has found that some young children may need help to cope with learning two languages at once. But scientists have made a major breakthrough in the assessment of language development among bilingual families and in the identification […]

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Psychiatrist reveals deep anxiety felt by British expats in France over Brexit

February 17, 2018 France

Brexit has created anxiety and anger among British expats living and working in France and they feel a growing sense of helplessness, according to a chartered psychologist. Christine Haworth-Staines is a Chartered Psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) who has been living and working in France for over 10 years […]

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Registration of EU citizens in Britain underway in preparation for Brexit

February 13, 2018 European Union

The British Government has confirmed that there will be a requirement for European Union citizens coming to the UK to register during the Brexit implementation period. The Home Office said that the precise details of the implementation period are currently being negotiated with the EU, but planning is well under way and it will be […]

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EU students not deterred by Brexit as applications for UK universities rise

February 6, 2018 United Kingdom

Brexit does not appear to have deterred students from European Union countries from applying for places at British universities, official figures have found. Overall the number of foreign students applying to universities in the UK has risen beyond 100,000 for the first time, a rise of almost 8%, according to the data from the Universities […]

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Health surcharge in UK for non EU citizens to double this year

February 5, 2018 United Kingdom

People from outside the European living in the UK for six months of more will see the health service surcharge they pay double this year. The charge for non-EU citizens to use the National Health Service (NHA) will double from £200 a year to £400 while for students and people on special schemes for 18 […]

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Call for clamp down on low skilled visas in UK post Brexit

February 2, 2018 United Kingdom

A post Brexit immigration system in the UK should clamp down on low skilled workers from the European Union but the nation will still need a positive policy for students and tourists, according to a new report. People looking to move abroad to work, live and study are facing huge change in terms of immigration […]

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Britain is still the most popular nation for European job seekers despite Brexit

January 26, 2018 United Kingdom

The UK is still the most popular country for European jobseekers with a third still wanting to work in the country, but fewer are searching for jobs, probably due to uncertainty over Brexit. No one wants to start a brilliant new job and then find that after Brexit at the end of March 2019 the […]

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Think tank reveals impact of a post-Brexit transitional period for immigration

January 23, 2018 European Union

A British think tank is urging the government to reject the European Union’s demand to automatically allow European to have the chance to gain permanent settlement in the UK during a transition period. According to think tank Migration Watch UK, the number of EU nationals arriving in the course of a two year post-Brexit transition […]

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UK Government urged to be more welcoming to international students

January 19, 2018 United Kingdom

The Mayors of key locations in the UK want international students to feel welcome amid concerns that the numbers applying to study have slowed sharply. They want the British Government to rethink its policies on international students and see them as the asset that they are, not just for universities, but for the economy, trade […]

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London is most expensive city in Europe for expat rents despite Brexit

January 17, 2018 United Kingdom

London is the most expensive place in Europe for professionals to rent a home and almost four times more costly than any other city in the UK, new research shows. Despite Brexit London is still popular for expats but it comes at a price with the average rent coming in at £5,398 per month compared […]

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Call for simpler immigration system in the UK that takes needs into account

January 16, 2018 United Kingdom

The net migration target used in the UK to determine the numbers allowed to work in the country should be replaced by simpler and clearer immigration rules and take into account different kinds of immigration. The current system is not working, according to the Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee, which is also calling for international students […]

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