Expat Uk News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uk

28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat dog owners forced to clear up mess or face massive fines

A recent crackdown on expat dog walkies in Spain sounds just like Britain. The high level of fines recently imposed by Los Montesinos municipality on dog owners who allow their pets to urinate and defecate in parks and on pavements has caused expat shock and horror as well as approval in the popular town. Those not collecting faeces or leaving urination on pavements, street furniture and facades will be fined as much as €750, and the municipality will be conducting a public awareness campaign to ensure everyone gets the unwelcome...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat couple trapped in Wuhan arrange their own funerals

As China’s coronavirus speeds up its spread, British expats are making funeral plans just in case. British expats still trapped in Wuhan are taking the threat of the raging virus seriously enough to plan their own funerals. One Canadian teacher at the city’s Weiming International High School fears the local government is making light of the crisis rather than giving out accurate information enabling those still resident to make the right decisions. Wayne Duplessis, his wife Emily, their 15-year old son Wyatt and their son...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brit annual state pension increases agreed for expats in Europe

Brit expats living in Europe are to get annual increases in the state pension. Finally, the good news for British expats living in European Union member states is that the annual British state pension uprate will apply to all those in residence by the end of this year. Previous warnings of no guarantees of uprates post-2023 unless reciprocal deals were made are no longer valid. The guaranteed uprate will also apply to Britons living in EEA countries or Switzerland, and those who move to Europe during this year will also be covered,...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Spain sees an increase in UK expat residents

According to a Spanish government report, the popular expat destination is now home to more British expats than ever. In spite of warnings that Brexit would stop new arrivals and be the cause of relocating to the UK for many long-stay expats, there are now a quarter of a million UK citizens living in all corners of the state. Even although a proportion of the four per cent increase may have been caused by long-term resident Brits finally registering with the authorities, the figures are still confirmation that life in Spain is...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expat bar owner in Spain plans tongue in cheek Brexit night at his bar

Expats in Andalusia wondering what to do on the evening of 31st January should head for Jimera’s Bar Allioli’s huge Brexit bash. Rather than celebrating the UK’s departure from the EU , British bar owner Paul Darwent is focusing on a tongue in cheek, alcohol fuelled celebration featuring comedy, music, poetry, traditional British nosh and bottles of the latest Brexit porter-style strong beer entitled ‘Don’t leave me this way’. The bottles bear a label depicting Boris Johnson as a ‘porter’ struggling to carry the bags...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2020

British expat owner of the Brexit Pub won’t change the name

The British expat owner of the Brexit pub in Canada’s British Columbia state won’t be changing its name any time soon! Even although Brexit is now imminent, the pub's British owner Martyn Lewis has no plans to change its name as he feels it’s poking fun at British stereotypes. The somewhat controversial theme of the pub wasn’t exactly well-received by Penticton’s expat community when he first opened, but they soon changed their minds once they saw the humour behind the name. Now that Brexit is halfway to some kind of a done...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Thailand upgrades virus screening as two Chinese visitors found to be infected

Expats living, working and retiring in Asian states and especially Thailand are growing ever more concerned about the spread of the so-called coronavirus. Recent news that the first person-to-person transmission of the recently-identified virus had taken place saw airports all over Asia queuing up to instigate mandatory health screening for all arrivals from China’s high-risk region. The outbreak seems to be gaining ground as cases have been discovered in Thailand, South Korea and Japan, and the World Health Organisation will meet...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats preparing legal action to keep EU citizenship post-Brexit

UK citizens and expats are planning legal action aimed at retaining their EU citizenship post-Brexit. Based on the Treaty of Lisbon’s Article 20, EU citizenship is seen as separate and additional to citizenship of its member states. At the present time, there are no written provisions for removing it and its associated rights from residents in any EU member state, regardless of whether their country of residence leaves the EU. Basically, this states that the UK’s leaving the EU should have no legal effect on the European...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Massive storm devastates Spain and Mallorca

Spanish storm Gloria has caused freezing temperatures, snow, flooding, huge waves and three deaths. For British expats who emigrated to Spain in order to get away from the UK’s generally miserable weather patterns, Storm Gloria’s sweep across 30 Spanish provinces is a dread reminder that global warming isn’t country-specific. The mega-storm put more than 30 regions on high alert, sweeping in with unexpected fury and causing three deaths to date. Freezing temperatures and heavy inland snowfalls saw citizens and expats alike...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2020

FSCS decision strips expat investors rights over mis-selling

Thousands of investors and pension savers are now officially denied compensation for blatantly mis-sold funds. When the news broke that the UK financial watchdog’s investigation into Fast Pensions and its 15 schemes was in suspension, those who’d lost most or all of their retirement savings were devastated and unable to understand why the regulator was failing to take action as regards compensation. The company plus its five associated firms were closed down by order of the High Court in May 2018 for offering some 500 investors...