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Interview With Tania Bearsley, Regional Director UK/Europe, Kea New Zealand

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (07:18:53)
Tania Bearsley
How long have you been an expat?

12.5 years, we moved to London in 2005... we only intended to be here for 4 years


Why did you chose to move to the UK?

We had come to a crossroads in our NZ lives, and were presented with the opportunity to apply for a UK Ancestry Visa.   more ...

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From Small Town Australia To London’s Big City Life

Posted on Friday October 06, 2017 (07:10:37)

I was born and raised in Australia, in a small town called Thornton just north of Sydney. The Great Southern Land is the envy of many for its warm weather, wide open spaces and abundance of possibility but it has its downsides too, one of those being isolation. Being so far from the rest of the world makes it time consuming and expensive to travel, so for a long time Australia was all that I knew. My parents took my brother and I on a couple of trips to Thailand when we were kids but Southern Asia was as far as I'd been.

At the age of 20 I decided it was time to spread my wings and venture further afield. I'd dreamt of adventure for as long as I could remember. Stories like Robinson Crusoe and The Famous Five had a big influence on me, so when the idea of venturing into the big wide world began formulating in my mind it didn't take long for it to become a full blown plan. I'd travel across Europe for a few months and then settle in London for a while. I began saving, got my UK visa, and it was all I could think about for an entire year.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Finding A Tutor In London

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017 (08:19:00)

With ever-mounting pressure upon children to achieve good grades, there is a high demand for private tuition. Yet with no independent rating system to judge how qualified a tutor may be, how can parents hope to pick the right person to provide their children with the necessary academic skill set to excel?   more ...

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The Latest Brexit News For Expats In The UK

Posted on Monday September 11, 2017 (08:21:20)

Brexit is the term used to refer to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. On 23rd June 2016, a referendum was held in which 51.9% voted for Britain to leave the EU against 48.1%, who voted to remain. More than 30 million people took part in the referendum. Following the vote, former home secretary Theresa May took over from David Cameron as the new Prime Minister of Britain.   more ...

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Summer Holiday Getaways Within The UK: A Guide For Expats

Posted on Friday August 18, 2017 (14:54:00)

It’s the final few weeks summer and you’re in the mood for a getaway. Why not stay within the shores of the UK and bypass the annoyances of long drives to the airport, delayed flights, and the difficulties of conversing in a foreign language? Going overseas means you will miss out on all that the UK has to offer. Here is our expat guide to summer getaways within the UK.   more ...

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Report: UK Most Expensive Place For Expat Assignments

Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017 (12:32:01)

A yearly survey of 40 financial hubs has revealed that the United Kingdom continues to be the most expensive country for expat assignments. This is the case even considering the fall in the pound’s value following the Brexit referendum. This was something that emerged in the latest MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey by ECA International.   more ...

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Things To Do As An Expat In London This Summer

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (16:13:34)
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London is an appealing destination for many reasons. It has an iconic skyline, as well as a view that never fails to disappoint with the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard and other famous buildings. It is a multicultural hub in which more than 300 different languages are spoken. It is, in fact, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.   more ...

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A Guide To Income Tax For Expats Moving To The UK

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017 (15:20:51)
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While the UK is among the world's most popular destinations for expat talent to develop their careers, the income tax situation is complicated.

There's no doubt that cross-border taxation can be a complex area in finance and law but it's something expats will need to deal with.

For those expats moving to the UK, there are various tax compliance obligations they must meet, as well as social security and tax filing rules.   more ...

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What Do Expats In The UK Think About Brexit?

Posted on Friday June 23, 2017 (14:07:46)
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Since the Brexit vote in 2016, there has been much concern and discussion around what will happen to expats when the UK leaves the EU.

A main area of concern at the moment is around expats who are worried about the effect Brexit will have on them. How is the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union going to affect the Europeans who live in the UK, or British people living abroad? There is a sense of security for the moment; until Article 50 comes into power, all expats have the right to remain as they are and carry on. However, it’s not a long-term resolution, which is leaving many expats on edge about their future.   more ...

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Five London Expat Meetup Groups To Attend

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017 (15:52:20)
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Moving to London as an expat is an exciting decision. The big smoke is where many new experiences are to be had and lots of new culture is yet to be discovered. Settling down in London as an expat is easier than many think. There are various ways to make new friends and find someone to go exploring with.   more ...