Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Indian budget airline desperate to hire experienced expat pilots

An Indian budget carrier is now recruiting expat pilots as well as Indian pilots about to lose their jobs with financially troubled Jet Airways. India’s budget airline IndiGo is taking advantage of its rival’s financial difficulties by offering jobs to pilots about to lose their jobs as well as to expatriate flyers looking to live and work in India. The budget airline has been busy expanding its routes as well as its fleet of aircraft and now needs qualified and experienced pilots for its over 200 aircraft. The fleet is...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Survey praises Spain as best world country for expat longevity

A major world health survey has revealed Spain as the planet’s most healthy country. Last year, the Health Metrics Institute at the University of Washington revealed Spain as the second most healthy world country, with a further 2019 survey elevating it to number one for longevity and overall health. This year’s result, tabled by the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, included variables such as obesity, tobacco use and life expectancy and also took into account correct sanitation and the provision of clean water. By 2040,...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2019

British government to pay one year’s expat health costs

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British government has agreed to pay certain health costs for retired expatriates for a one-year period. The healthcare costs for 180,000 British expat pensioners retiring in EU member states are to be paid by the UK government. Healthcare provision for conditions which began prior to exit day for up to a year will be covered, with the promise expected to cost around £500,000. According to the health minister, the scheme is being introduced to protect the most vulnerable, and is expected to come...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats and locals in Sihanoukville suffering from Chinese invasion

Expats in Sihanoukville welcome Cambodian investigation into Chinese invasion. Expats still living in Sihanoukville are supporting the Cambodian government’s investigation into the statuses of the high number of Chinese nationals now taking over the city. When the influx of Chinese workers and investors began, local people were happy to sell their land to the incomers at high prices, but are now being pushed out of their homes and businesses as the city increasingly becomes Chinese. Over the last few years, Sihanoukville has been...
19 Mar at 6 PM 2019

British expats in Spain flying to join huge Brexit protest

Around 100 members of Brexit protest group Bremain in Spain are planning to fly back to the UK to join what promises to be a huge protest against Brexit. The march will take place Saturday, just a few days before the UK’s time for negotiating a soft withdrawal runs out. Estimated to draw huge numbers, the ‘Put it to the People’ protest is set to be the largest ever held in the entire history of British politics. Organised by the People’s Vote campaign, the march is intended to demand any Brexit exit be first legitimised by the...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in Cyprus still in limbo over Brexit

In spite of Cyprus government reassurances, British expats are still living in limbo. Some 70,000 Britons call Cyprus their home, with the vast majority still angry at how easily their carefully-planned lives can be destroyed by thinly-disguised political manipulation in their country of origin. Even although the Cypriot government has allowed expat residents a year to get their papers in order, they’re fully aware the entire mess could fall apart at any moment, leaving them with shattered dreams and broken lives. One 51-year...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Soaring London housing costs await reluctant Brit expat returnees

For British retirees reluctantly returning to the home country post-Brexit, the biggest shock may well be the price of London property. Although most EU member states have reassured their UK expat communities they’ll keep the majority of their rights, a significant number of Britons may well decide to give up and go home rather than face even the slightest hint of further uncertainty. However, for many former Londoners heading back to their home turf, affording to buy or even rent a property may be well out of reach, as the capital...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Brit expatriates still fearful no-deal will prevent access to funds

As Britain’s parliament continues to demonstrate its appalling inefficiency amidst total chaos, fear and uncertainty still stalks British expat investors in Europe. Although the risk of a no-deal Brexit now seems to be up to European lawmakers, its impact on both British expats overseas and UK citizens in general is still a cause for extreme concern if not out-and-out panic, especially where financial matters are concerned. In spite of yesterday’s vote to reject no-deal, it’s still the default option if May’s despised...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Alicante now cheapest rental destination for would-be British expats

Alicante is now a favourite for British retirees due to its cheap rentals. As the value of sterling staggers due to Brexit uncertainty, finding a cheap rental apartment in Spain is a priority for many British expat retirees. A recent survey by a local appraisal company could well help with decision-making, as it’s identified the five Spanish retirement destinations with the cheapest rentals. Alicante is the best known, already popular with British expats, and Huelva, Elche, Almeria and Castellon de la Plana are also mentioned as...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Chiang Mai suffering from world’s worst air pollution

Local media are reporting the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is in the grip of the world’s worst air quality. At the beginning of this week, the already dangerous levels of PM2.5 dust particulates across the north of Thailand increased still further, with the popular expat and tourist destination faring worse than the rest of the region due to its position in a valley almost surrounded by mountains and its permanently heavy traffic. An increased incidence of forest fires and agricultural burning both across the region and in...