Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

20 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Expats angry as Spain backs off Gibraltar deal

Spain is now refusing to support any Brexit deal unless it receives more assurances about Gibraltar. According to Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, the Spanish government in Madrid is demanding greater clarity on the Rock’s future status. Only when it receives the information will it offer its full support for any Brexit deal which may be agreed. Apparently, one article in the present document was only perceived to present problems in the middle of last week, and Spain now wants clarification as regards interpretation of the...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Cuenca offers UK expat retirees everything at great prices

As popular European destinations become more expensive and less accessible due to Brexit, UK retirees are being urged to consider crossing the Atlantic and heading south! Whether it’s Brexit, diminished savings due to the financial crash or poorly-advised investments, an increasing number of British retirees are fearful their monthly pensions won’t cover their expenses in the UK or in Europe, especially should private healthcare insurance become mandatory. Dream retirements after a lifetime of work definitely shouldn’t include...
19 Nov at 9 AM 2018

Spain to urge expat professionals to repatriate

The Spanish government is working to persuade its nationals who left during the economic crisis to return and take up skilled jobs in their home country. Spain’s recession began during the fallout from the 2008 global financial meltdown, with skilled professionals in the fields of medicine, science and other professions jumping ship and finding work all over the world. Now that the Spanish economy is in full recovery mode, its government is hatching a plan to attract highly-skilled deserters back home. In a recent news...
19 Nov at 9 AM 2018

House-hunting advice for UK expat returnees

British expats relocating to the UK in fear of Brexit are faced with shock property price hikes. A good number of Brit expats rented out their UK homes when they left for warmer climes, but the majority sold their properties in the UK in order to upgrade to beachside or poolside villas in the Spanish sun. Sadly, although the Spanish property market is now experiencing an upturn, decreasing numbers of newly arrived expats and an increase in British real estate prices across the board has left many UK returnees with renting as the only...
19 Nov at 9 AM 2018

British expats condemn withdrawal draft

British expatriates across Europe are again accusing Theresa May of totally ignoring their plight in her rush to leave the EU. As a result of May’s failed promises to protect the rights of UK expats in EU member states, two of the largest anti-Brexit protest groups have now merged in order to present a united front in support of their 35,000 expatriate members. British in Europe and the 3Million stated they and their members feel betrayed by May and her lawmakers, all of whom seem determined to throw several million UK expats under...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2018

UK expats urged to guard against volatile pound

As the Brexit scenario becomes even more confusing and unpredictable, UK expats overseas as well as sterling investors are being urged to take precautions against currency volatility. As the wrangling in the British parliament increases and calls for a second referendum grow louder, the pound sterling is weakening by the day. At the beginning of the week, the pound fell to $1.286 against the US currency and €1.12 against the euro. More falls are expected as it becomes obvious that Theresa May is unlikely to get lawmakers’ support...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2018

EU promises Brits visa-free travel after no-deal

The European Commission has now promised visa-free entry to Britons wishing to take short trips to the EU after a no-deal Brexit. The offer, which must still gain agreement from the EU parliament and the EU Council, would allow British citizens to visit France, Spain or any other countries in the Schengen zone and stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without needing a visa. Several stages are involved in allowing a new EU law, but it’s expected the offer will pass. Should Brexit end with a no-deal exit, the new law would...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats in Spain baffled and angry over May’s Brexit deal

As news broke of a possible stalemate-breaking new Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK, UK expats in Spain were left angry and even more baffled. According to chair of the Bremain in Spain campaign Sue Wilson, reactions from her members range between increased concerns over post-Brexit citizens’ rights to the typical Brit reaction of ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’. As is usual with Brexit news, there’s very little information to steady frayed expatriate nerves, even although anti-Brexit groups are being told a deal...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2018

New poll suggests over three million Leave voters want second referendum

Anti-Brexit campaigners and UK expats are awaiting further developments with bated breath, suggests new research. As UK expats in EU member states wait for the latest Brexit news, a new poll suggests 3.3 million people who voted to leave the EU would now support a second referendum which includes an option to remain in the EU. Anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain’s new poll adds to the last few weeks’ increasing momentum in favour of allowing theUK electorate to have the final say on any Brussels deal. Out of the 3.3...
12 Nov at 6 PM 2018

EU expat nationals in UK facing a stay or go dilemma

As British expats in the EU grow ever more fearful of Brexit’s effect on their lives, EU nationals living and working in the UK are faced with the same crucial decision. EU nationals at present in the UK have a stark choice – to apply for British citizenship, pack their bags and head back to the home country or stay put whilst keeping their fingers tightly crossed. Melanie Moerbe, a German national who came to the UK to study nursing and who is now caring for patients with psychological disorders, has just received British...