Expat Moving News

Latest 10 news items tagged Moving

8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait expat exodus causing rental market chaos

Kuwait city apartments are emptying fast due to the expat exodus. The increasing number of expatriates leaving Kuwait is now causing the emirate’s real estate sector real pain, with signs advertising rental apartments now decorating roadsides and buildings from Fahaheel as far as the city centre. Expat wage stagnation, the soaring cost of living and the growth of anti-foreigner sentiment is driving a mass exodus of workers. Although those leaving are mostly from the Filipino, Indian, Bangladeshi and Egyptian sectors, Western...
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...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats growing ever more concerned about their futures as UK citizens

Concerns are growing amongst the already insecure British expat population in Ireland, as well as within the communities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. A recent study compared the views of British expats living in EU member states with those prevalent amongst Britons living in the home country. Expats in Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are amongst those expected to bear the brunt of changes brought about by Britain’s leaving the EU. Over half of expat respondents to the survey admitted they were worried about...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British taxman hits out again at expat property investors

New HM Revenue and Customs rules bring bad news for expats selling UK investment property. In addition to plans now being instigated to scrap lettings relief, a capital gains tax benefit for expat landlords worth as much as £40,000, the UK tax office is considering a proposal to cut tax relief for those selling a rental home they’ve lived in as their main home. In addition, the 18-month final tax-free period is being reduced to a duration of nine months, meaning expat landlords will be forced to pay nine extra months of capital...
24 May at 6 PM 2019

Kuwaiti lawyer defends expats against arrogance and racism

Kuwaiti legal advisor urges Emirati lawmakers to ease up on blaming expats Citing the recent trend of rising instances of arrogance and racism against expats within Kuwaiti society, Hesham al Saleh tweeted that expatriates make up more than 85 per cent of the population and the emirates are moving forward as a result. Al Saleh is urging Kuwaitis not to blame expatriates for governmental failures, saying one reason for the increase is that local MPs are benefiting from the situation and have the approval of leading lawmakers and...
22 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Dubai moving towards home ownership

Expats in Dubai are moving away from renting a property towards becoming home owners. Over the past few years, a shift in sentiment from renting to actually owning a home has been gaining ground in the expat community, aided by governmental reforms and lucrative offers by developers. Real estate agents serving the expat community are seeing the move towards home ownership as the seal of approval by professionals progressing in their careers and adjusting to living the Dubai lifestyle. Although there’s been a fall in off-plan...
15 May at 6 PM 2019

Reasons why VPNs are must-haves for expats

One important aspect of becoming an expat is to ensure your online security is in place. Moving overseas can be a chore, as there are so many aspects to consider in order to live a stress-free life in the new country of residence. Ensuring online security is often not considered an immediate priority but, for homesick new arrivals, a break in your service for whatever reason can prevent contact with friends and family back home. Logging on unprotected can also result in viruses, the hacking of bank details and passwords or...
13 May at 6 PM 2019

NHS expat medical specialists planning to leave due to soaring visa and healthcare fees

Expat medics from across the world are now leaving the NHS and the UK due to high charges for healthcare and visas. The NHS crisis is being exacerbated as literally thousands of foreign doctors and healthcare workers are giving up and relocating elsewhere due to high visa charges totalling thousands of pounds as well as the £400 annual heathcare fee levied both on them and on their family members. In testimonies to the EveryDoctor campaign, over 500 doctors from non-EU member states have voiced their anger and concern over how...
7 May at 6 PM 2019

Abu Dhabi Uni team catalogues early expat history in the region

A team of students from Khalifa University along with expat and local volunteers are exploring Abu Dhabi’s non-Moslem Cemetery to find out more about the early expat history of the emirate. The Sas al Nakhi graveyard holds the remains of literally hundreds of residents, from Indian workers, army personnel and Chinese labourers to expatriates from the West who helped put the oil and gas-rich region on the world map. The many infant graves date back to a time when infant mortality was high due to a lack of sophisticated medical attention....
29 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Last of eight Brits killed in Sri Lanka bombing not yet formally identified

The last British victim believed to have been killed in Sri Lanka’s tragic Easter Sunday bombings has yet to be formally identified. Dubai-based Mancunian IT director Lorraine Campbell had been staying at the 5-star Cinnamon Grand Hotel and was seen on CCTV breakfasting with colleague Juno Srivastave close to where one of the bombs was ignited. Her husband Neil Evans has now flown to Columbo to try to find her, but her son Mark told reporters he’s been told his Mom is dead although she hasn’t as yet been formally identified....