Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

13 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Dismal Kuwait expat survey ranking criticised in Arab online media

Kuwait’s recent ‘worst destination for expats’ ranking in a major expat survey seems to have struck a chord in an online UAE news outlet. After Kuwait’s relegation to 64th out of 64 nations surveyed for the second year running, the ranking achieved viral status as local and international media comments made sure the world’s expat community was aware of the emirate’s downsides. According to the survey results, expats would be better off in Russia, Nigeria, India, Turkey and even the UK than in Kuwait. Even more galling...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats urged to join anti-Brexit protests in Malaga and Gibraltar

For many expat Brits, Johnson’s political manoeuvering resulting in the closure of the British parliament for five weeks in the run-up to October 31 was a step too far. Should a no-deal Brexit happen as planned by Britain’s most unpopular PM ever, the effect on the UK itself is expected to be devastating, but the effect on British expats who chose new lives for themselves via a move to a European Union member state will be far worse. For retirees who fled inflation and Britain’s dismal weather for an affordable quality of life...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019

American Citizens Abroad takes on the fight for USA expat tax fairness

American expats living overseas are urging their compatriots to join the fight for tax fairness. The non-profit American Citizens Abroad support group are urging all affected USA expats to join them in a campaign aimed at fighting the onerous tax compliance burdens incurred by all US citizens living outside the home country. The campaign is making use of an online appeal which guarantees the delivery of all messages received straight to Congressional offices as well as to the House Ways and Means Committee responsible for tax...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019

British independent schools now affordable for expat kids due to shrinking sterling

Expat families from across the world are taking advantage of the shrinking pound to enrol their children in British independent schools. Perhaps the only thing the UK is now famous for is its top quality independent education, available at a high cost to the children of expatriates as well as Britons. Right now, with sterling looking to crash still further between now and the end of the year, the cost of a first-class education and its help in gaining entry to a famous university will be far less than in the immediate past. At this...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Greece experience extreme weather phenomena

As reports continue to come in about worldwide extreme weather phenomena, are expats in Greece wondering if their choice of climate should be reconsidered? Awareness of the fact of climate change is now growing as extreme weather reports coincide with scary analyses of melting polar ice, soggy permafrost and other previously unreported manifestations of climate instability. Amongst recent headlines were massive flash floods due to hailstorms in Spain, record-breaking temperatures across Europe, Hurricane Dorian’s destruction of much...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Protecting UK expat assets at this crucial time

As Britain’s parliamentary crisis worsens and Brexit creeps closer, Brits in Europe are becoming ever more concerned about protecting their assets. As the Johnson premiership becomes even more unstable whilst the Brexit clock keeps ticking, British expats in the EU are increasingly concerned about protecting their assets against the worst possible scenario. As expected, representatives from the major independent financial advice companies are urging continued investment, at a time when even top financial experts are unsure as to the...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Paywalls preventing Brits in Europe from accessing reliable news

How many UK expat retirees struggling with sinking sterling can’t now afford to follow responsible media outlets due to paywalls, leaving them reliant on the often fake news and biased opinion in the tabloid press? In these trying times, it’s essential for British expat retirees to keep a very close watch on the day-to-day political shenanigans threatening to end their chosen lifestyles in Europe. It’s not just the unprecedented shambles in parliament, nor even the looming reality of Brexit, it’s also related issues such as...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Ongoing UK political chaos sparks fears amongst British pensioners in Europe

Even although British expats in Europe have now been promised uprated state pension for three years post-Brexit, the present political chaos suggests the good times won’t last. Around half a million UK pensioners in Europe are being informed about the three-year uprate by text message, with a good few thankful for crumbs from the government’s table but the remainder still concerned about the parlous state of sterling and the short term of the increase. Politico/financial experts also have their concerns about the duration of the...
3 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Flog-it auctioneer to host charity valuation event aimed at Brit expats in Javea

Brit expats in Spain’s Costa Blanca region are being encouraged to dig out their valuables and antiques for Flog-it’s auctioneer Mark Stacey. The popular rags-to-riches show is to be aired from Javea on 14 September, with free valuations the order of the day. Stacey’s trip is aimed at raising funds for the Guardian Angel charity by means of valuing expats’ treasures, making an offer and taking the chosen articles to auction in the UK. The visit is Mark’s second to the region, with the first six years ago seeing a packed...
3 Sep at 6 PM 2019

UK banks now competing for a share of the expat mortgage market

UK expats hoping to invest in a British property after Brexit crushes house prices may now find better deals from mortgage lenders. Competition between British banks has resulted in something of a price war, with casualties now either quitting or identifying new markets for their products. Either way, the development has simplified expat searches for the best buy-to-let or investment mortgage deals. The change in sentiment is thanks to the recent government-induced tighter laws aimed at reducing the risks of non-payment. Banks...