Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expat foodies on assignment to New York needn’t worry about supplies

For British expats wondering how they’ll stay healthy on typical American foodstuffs, the answer is right there in New York. Famous both with American anglophiles and New York’s sizeable British expat community, the city’s long-established Myers of Keswick grocery store is the answer to UK foodie homesickness in a big way. A reassuring glace at the store’s traditionally British-styled frontage and a step into the interior reveals just about every British culinary favourite you can imagine, from Weetabix through Bird’s...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Wealthy would-be expats can go it alone for residency and citizenship

As the world becomes more politically and economically unstable, more and more wealthy would-be expatriates are getting caught by smart salesmen. The trend of internationalising is the latest way for wealthy nationals to ensure their capital, investments and even businesses are safely stored against economic disaster whilst they continue their lives in another country. For high net worth individuals, becoming a global citizen is the way to go, but taking wealth out of the country of origin requires dealing with key issues. The...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in EU given hope by Labour turnaround

A statement by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is giving hope to UK expats in the EU. After three years of sitting on an increasingly uncomfortable fence, Jeremy Corbyn has finally come out in favour of a second referendum on the as yet unelected new PM’s Brexit plan. Even better, he finally stated the Labour Party would campaign in favour of a Remain option. Whether it was the unbearable thought of a Boris Johnson premiership or the final realisation that the majority of party members want exactly that, the fact that he’s...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in EU and those still at home have diverse Brexit views

Over one third of British expatriates living in EU member states are now applying for either permanent residency or citizenship due to Brexit. According to new research, 34 per cent of respondents to a study are either in the process of formerly relinquishing their British citizenship or planning to stay permanently in their present country of residence. In addition, a further five per cent stated they would apply for citizenship for themselves and their families should a hard Brexit be the final outcome of the 2016 referendum....
5 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Sihanoukville Chinese invasion sends expats packing

The Chinese invasion of Sihanoukville feels like a rape of Cambodia’s culture and history. Once upon a time in a land far away, a beachside town was home not only to its local residents but also to expatriates of all shapes, sizes and nationalities, drawn by its charm and friendliness as well as its history as a favourite summer holiday destination for city folk from Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Sadly, fast-forwarding to 2019 reveals a totally different story due to the ambitions of a totally different neighbouring country....
4 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Benidorm claws back popularity as a British expat retiree and tourist hub

After several years of decline in popularity with British expats, Benidorm is reasserting itself as a favourite Spanish destination. Once the all-time winner as regards British expatriates arriving to work, play or retire, Benidorm had slumped in the popularity polls from 2012’s 83,000 plus before creeping back to 2017’s slightly improved figure. The 2018 totals increased again, although only by around 300 incomers, but it’s a start. Also, the figures refer to officially registered expatriates, with pundits believing many more...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expat returnees advised to head for Scotland's healthy living destinations

If you’re planning to return to the UK due to Brexit uncertainty, the healthiest places to settle are in Scotland. Many British expats at present living in EU member states are considering moving back to the UK rather than chancing the post-Brexit loss of healthcare and other human rights. Especially for expat retirees living in warmer, healthier climates, the choice of destination can be crucial as regards avoiding pollution and having access to uncrowded healthcare facilities. The result of recent research into the healthiest...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Spain wins out as top destination for expat Brits

It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats. According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

French minister describes British expat presence as enriching France

France’s Europe minister has described the British expat presence as enriching the country. In yet another attempt by an EU member state government official to reassure British expats about their rights post-Brexit, France’s Europe minister has described the expat community as ‘enriching France’. The complimentary comment was made by Amelie de Montchalin during a meeting of Paris’s Anglo-American Press Association, with the young politician adding her country isn’t attempting to take revenge for Brexit. She added the hard...