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General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals image
....There are estimated to be about three million citizens of other EU countries living in the UK, and about 1. 2 million British expats living elsewhere in Europe. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
....But most peers wanted a unilateral move from the UK government. Labour's shadow Brexit minister Lady Hayter said the concerns of EU nationals here and British expats living in Europe shouldn't be "traded against each other". ...
Qantas confirms non-stop Perth to London flights from March 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:37:05 AM
....Barnett welcomed the deal between Perth airport and Qantas as “game-changing”, and said it could inject between $9m and $36m into the state’s economy each year. He hoped Perth’s sizeable British expat community would help bring visitors to WA. ...
Great drive forward image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:12:57 AM
....". Alongside the army legacy, the wider history of the game in China includes its relationship with Hong Kong, where British expats played the game for decades prior to the handing over of the territory to the mainland in 1997. ...
Gulp... it's Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 12:13:18 AM
.... . Mr Gonzalez favours a soft Brexit - one which protects not only the interests of the sherry trade, but also those of the British expatriates who live on the coast, a short drive to the south, and the huge numbers of Britons who come every year to the resorts of Benidorm and Torremolinos. ...

Theresa May's threat to EU nationals could backfire on British expats 
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Falling pound hits British pensioners living overseas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of July 2016 06:01:01 AM
....The advice website Experts for Expats emailed its database this week to ask how people had been affected. Brian Brown, a British expat in Thailand, replied that it was “minimal really. ...
'In limbo' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 12:02:50 AM
....Carrie King, who works for job search company Jobspotting in Berlin, says there has been a clamour for information on how Brits can ensure their future in Germany. Blog posts she wrote explaining British expats' options were read so widely on Friday, she says, that the volume of traffic almost crashed the firm's servers. ...
Brexit: What does it mean for expats, here and in the EU? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 10:37:19 AM
....Under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, Britain has two years to arrange new deals with EU member states - but in the meantime what should expats, both Brits abroad and EU nationals here, look out for, now the UK has voted to leave the EU?. Many British expats own property in Europe and the likelihood is that they'll be able to continue to do so. ...
Hold your nerve, financial advisers tell small investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 08:14:16 AM
....”. But Nigel Green, the boss of deVere Group, one of the biggest advisers to British expats, warned investors that intense market volatility could last for years. ...
RBS and NatWest to stop offering mortgages to British expats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 02:19:06 PM
.... However, applications will still be considered from serving members of the armed forces, UK diplomats and UK consular staff. Mortgage broker Enness Private Clients said: “It is very disappointing to see yet another high street powerhouse turn its back on hard-working British expats. ...
The sexism faced by female expats image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:00:53 PM
....While Ms Taylor enjoyed the actual work she did in Brazil, and returned to the UK with a fluency in Portuguese, her experience is indicative of the problems that professional Western women - educated females pursuing a career in business or another skilled profession - can continue to face when working overseas. As recent reports show that a growing number of such women are now choosing or wishing to work abroad - including a NatWest survey revealing that women now make up 46% of all British expats, compared with 33% in 2011 - six females who have worked overseas share some of the problems they have faced. ...
Offshore trusts: what are they? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 06:42:50 PM
.... They left their landed estates to “trustees” to pass on to their children should they die while on crusades in the Middle East. British expats use offshore trusts and private banks all the time, don’t they?. ...
Brexit would negatively affect lives of millions, official UK report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 10:15:03 PM
....The government’s first official analysis into how Brexit would unfold in practice says a decade of uncertainty would hit “financial markets, investment and the value of the pound”. It also warns that the rights of 2 million British expats to work and access pensions and healthcare in EU countries may no longer be guaranteed. ...
The enduring popularity of expat shops image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:09:27 AM
....This is not the place to buy your rye bread, bockwurst sausages, or pilsner brewed according to Germany's purity law. Founded 20 years ago by a British expat, what began as a small kiosk is now a retail empire, with three brick and mortar stores and an online operation. ...
State pension is frozen for 560,000 British expatriates image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 03:11:00 AM
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Dividend tax raid: what can expats do? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 10:10:24 AM
.... . Many British expats have share portfolios which they set up with UK banks or stockbrokers before they left the UK or while they were abroad due to the more familiar regulatory regime back home. ...
Don't trust your financial adviser the way you trust your doctor  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 06:22:42 AM
.... . • Exposed: the rip-off investment 'advisers’ who cost British expats billions . ...
VIDEO: Rugby World Cup: Indians giving the sport a try image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 11:16:20 PM
. Rugby union was introduced to India by British expats back in the 1870s but interest soon waned, and other sports, mainly cricket, have grown in prominence. ...
Tanzania's hidden treasure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 01:26:28 AM
.... . Robert Grafen-Greany, affectionately called "GG" by the staff, is a British expatriate leading the prospecting and geology work being done on the mine. ...
Why our mashed potato is a smash hit in the Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 10:09:51 AM
....His insight has allowed us to grow as organically overseas as we have done at home – in just three years the international side of the business now accounts for 16% of total sales. While originally our core customers were British expats who wanted a taste of home, our Chilli Baby Bakes – baby potatoes coated in a fiery chilli marinade – have grown increasingly popular with Dubai locals due to their spicy coating. ...
Government warns British expats over global financial rip-off  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 03:43:16 PM
.... . By setting up operations overseas, financial firms can sell investments to British expats without being regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. ...
US threatens to close expats' UK accounts  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 10:30:01 AM
. British expats living in America are being threatened with having their UK bank accounts shut down if they fail to comply with rigorous new American tax laws. ...
New Zealand's growing attraction for workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of August 2015 07:04:09 PM
...." . Across the city, another British expatriate hired by Hawkins, Rebekah Sanderson from Leeds, has fitted seamlessly into a new life 11,000 miles from home. ...
English farmer sells vodka to the Russians image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 06:03:16 PM
....” . The main market for Chase Vodka in Russia is the British expat community. ...
Rio's favelas get Olympics B&B fever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 11:18:45 PM
....". Alison McGowan, a British expat who runs Hidden Pousadas Brazil, a website which lists recommended guest houses and B&Bs, says such properties will be "absolutely crucial" during the Olympics. ...
Moving abroad? You may have to pay 55pc tax on your pension image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:40:59 PM
.... . They are popular with British expats who move abroad permanently and a large number are based in Australia and New Zealand. ...
How to maximise your state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of June 2015 06:00:09 AM
.... However, in around 170 countries the amount you receive will be frozen at the point you cease to be resident in the UK. If you retire in Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand, or Commonwealth countries such as Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nigeria, your pension will not be uprated annually, despite a long-running campaign by British expats. ...
British pensioners lose £10.6 billion by living abroad image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 28th of May 2015 08:21:50 AM
....6 billion of their income since 2007 due to the falling strength of sterling, according to currency specialists HiFX. The analysis of the top 13 countries where over one million British expat pensioners live and receive state pensions revealed that an expat pensioner living in the Eurozone claiming state pension abroad could have seen their monthly pension income of £440. ...
'We've lost £146,000 from failure of Portugal's biggest bank' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 12:56:17 PM
. The collapse of Portugal's biggest bank has wiped out the life savings of a handful of British expats, it was reported today. ...
British expats face shock 55pc tax charge on pension transfers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of May 2015 07:24:56 AM
.... . They are popular with British expats who move abroad permanently and a large number are based in Australia and New Zealand. ...
Capital gains tax: simple steps can protect expats from the worst image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 01:07:13 PM
.... • Ask the experts: Must I pay capital gains tax on my London home? . • British expats paid in dollars are snapping up UK properties . ...
How I lost £1.5m in a fraudulent inheritance tax avoidance scheme image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 07:00:05 AM
. Barry Gill, a British expat who has retired in Spain, claims to have lost more than £1m as a result of failed investments and a “scam” equity release scheme he undertook following advice from a firm which was not regulated to give financial advice. ...
We'll end frozen pensions for expats, says Green party image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:15:30 PM
.... . A year ago Telegraph Money disclosed that David Cameron was sympathetic to the plight of British expats whose state pensions had been frozen, according to an MP fighting for a change to the policy. ...
The ultimate pension freedom: Retire in Portugal and reduce your tax image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 02:05:06 PM
.... . Jason Porter of Blevins Franks, a company that specialises in financial advice for British expats in Europe, says this is available to anyone who has not been a resident for tax purposes for the previous five years. ...
The Lion Wakes: a Modern History of HSBC by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston: review image
.... The first 100 years are dealt with in a cursory manner. Rather, the account focuses almost entirely on the explosive growth of HSBC since China’s decision to open itself up to world trade in the late Seventies, years in which the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, as it once was, transformed through a series of ever more daring acquisitions from an outpost of empire – where British expats began their careers living in military-style dormitories on Hong Kong’s Peak – into the global leviathan it is today. ...
Meet the real Willy Wonkas: inside the colourful world of Cadbury image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of March 2015 01:30:00 PM
.... . There was panic among British expats across the Pond when it was announced this year that American brand Hershey’s had brought a lawsuit effectively barring the import of Cadbury’s products and other chocolate made in the UK. ...
Pension fears for public workers who plan to move overseas image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of February 2015 10:25:50 AM
....” . Mr Harris said that political unpredictability in the UK is also a threat to British expat retirees. ...
'I'm an expat with two UK pensions – can I get them transferred to an overseas bank account?  image
.... CFP, Herts . Generally, if a British expatriate doesn’t have an address in the UK, it is almost impossible to open a bank account with a UK-based bank. ...
Schoolteacher who made a million offers tips to fellow expats image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 11:10:41 AM
. A British expat who built a million-dollar investment portfolio on a school teacher's salary has written a guide designed to help Britons abroad save for retirement. ...
Expats in the Med provide evidence of why they deserve winter fuel payments image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 12:25:25 PM
. Thousands of British expats living in Europe are lobbying MPs in Britain in the hope they can continue to receive their winter fuel payments. ...
Spanish tax authorities chase Britons for 'underpaid' property tax going back years image
. British expats who bought homes in Spain at knocked down prices in recent years may face retrospective tax bills. ...
Cyprus expats slate 'sneaky' plans to stop winter fuel payments image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of December 2014 08:33:57 AM
. British expats in Cyprus are campaigning to reverse the Government's plans to halt their winter fuel payments from 2015, claiming the eligibility tests are unfair and "sneaky". ...
Young Britons buying foreign homes as way of getting on to property ladder image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 9th of November 2014 12:00:00 AM
....Freelance writer Beulah Devaney, 27, decided to move to Amsterdam with her 32-year-old partner, a web designer, to save for a deposit to buy a property. Although she was planning to buy in the UK, she says she is under pressure from other British expats to follow their lead and invest in property in the Netherlands. ...
House prices: which EU countries have performed best? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 10th of October 2014 03:13:20 PM
.... . France and Spain, where hundreds of thousands of British expats and holiday makers have invested in property, performed poorly. ...
Elderly people living in certain countries abroad are being denied pension rises image
....”. I don’t think it’s right that more than half a million British expatriate pensioners – including many war heroes – are being treated so shabbily by the Government. ...
Top 12 countries where British expats say they are healthiest and wealthiest image
. Australia remains the most successful destination for British expats but the Far East has soared up the rankings for overall quality of life, a survey has found. ...
Landmark ruling brings hope for British expats with 'illegal' Spanish properties image
.... . Thousands of British expats and holiday makers bought Spanish properties in the late Nineties and early 2000s. ...
Morrisons in Gibraltar - the unlikely success story image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of August 2014 08:00:18 PM
.... . However, the store attracts British expats from Spain and visitors from cruise ships as well as the local population. ...
Expats face £400 million tax raid image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of August 2014 09:00:57 PM
.... . At present, EU nationals and British expats are entitled to offset income earned in the UK against the £10,000 personal allowance. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 8th of August 2014 10:30:00 PM
.... But anyone retiring to either of the locations will have their pension frozen at the rate they left the UK. That's because of international pension agreements that have left more than half a million British expatriate pensioners with no annual state pension increase. ...
Spain regains top spot for retiring abroad image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:01:21 AM
. Scores of British expats who were drawn to Spain in the Nineties and early 2000s struggled to cope during the financial crisis and returned to Britain. ...
Government accused of misleading people choosing to retire abroad image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:55:08 PM
.... But anyone retiring to either of the two popular locations will have their pension frozen at the rate they left the UK. That’s because of unfair international pension agreements that have left more than half a million British expatriate pensioners with no annual state pension increase. ...
Where in the world can you pay the least tax? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:01:15 AM
.... But is this true or is it just a matter of perception? . In case you believe that, when it comes to tax, the grass is always greener, we’ve surveyed the tax regimes in some of the most popular destinations for British expats and summarised our findings in the boxes on this page. ...
Euro fall hands state pension boost to expats image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:12:27 PM
.... . To compound the pain, some of the Commonwealth countries most popular with British expats have seen the sharpest increases against the pound, thereby diminishing the buying power of their state pension pounds. ...
Virgin Atlantic allowed me to buy tickets for flights it knew it was to scrap image
.... But as I still needed to travel, I was forced to pay higher ticket prices with an inferior carrier. As a British expat who has lived in the US and Australia for the past decade, I have flown almost exclusively with Virgin, have silver membership of its Flying Club and now feel completely let down. ...
British business to win share of $400bn Saudi Arabian infrastructure bonanza image
.... . More than 26,000 British expatriates are thought to be working in Saudi Arabia, with some of the UK’s biggest companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell and HSBC, maintaining a significant presence on the ground. ...
The retirees snapping up cut-price Spanish property image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 25th of May 2014 06:49:45 AM
. Swarms of British expats, who were drawn to Spain in the Nineties and early 2000s, found they could no longer sustain their life in the sun and packed up and returned to Britain. ...
Portugal 'land grab' laws: meet the families who could lose homes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 07:03:22 AM
.... . British expats who own waterfront property in Portugal have been left in limbo as the country's government decides whether to water down plans that could see thousands lose their homes. ...
British expats in Portugal face losing homes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of May 2014 02:03:52 PM
. British expats who own waterfront property in Portugal face losing their homes if they are unable to locate documents that prove the land has been privately owned for 150 years. ...
Is Dubai the new Spain for British expatriates? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of May 2014 07:27:13 AM
.... . NatWest’s latest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Report shows Dubai is now number three in the table of nations offering the best quality of life for British expats, behind Australia and Canada. ...
Ethiopia's big plans to boost tourist numbers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of April 2014 11:14:56 PM
....One of these two facilities, in the Bale Mountains National Park, was opened this year by another British entrepreneur. This might lead one to ask whether the Ethiopian government should be taking the lead here rather than enterprising British expats. ...
....Some things seem simply a question of fairness and justice. I don't think it's right that more than half a million British expatriate pensioners are being treated shabbily by the Government. ...
Expat state pensions: Cameron 'sympathetic' to calls for end to freezing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of April 2014 10:13:47 AM
. The Prime Minister is sympathetic to the plight of British expats whose state pensions have been frozen, according to an MP fighting for a change to the policy. ...

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