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An Expat Guide To Making Friends In The UK

Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017 (08:37:04)
(c) Robert J Heath on Flickr
If you are moving to the United Kingdom (UK) in the near future, congratulations! You’re on the move to a great place. Whilst you may be excited about your new adventures ahead, there are many emotions that come with moving. Understandably you are leaving your friends, family, home and memories behind. Luckily, there is social media nowadays to keep in touch with all those familiar faces, but moving abroad can feel lonely at first.   more ...

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A Guide To The Cost Of Living In London

Posted on Monday February 20, 2017 (09:33:49)
(c) jeviscachee.com
People often call London a mini New York. It is the British version of the city of dreams and it truly does make those big dreams become a reality. This is one of the reasons many Londoners love this wonderful, diverse and fresh city. If anything new or innovative is going to happen, London is going to be the first place to do it. Whilst many people reside here permanently, London also sees millions of tourists each year, all of whom want to experience a piece of the British lifestyle.   more ...

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Ten Classic British Traditions All Expats Should Experience

Posted on Tuesday February 14, 2017 (10:31:24)
Where to begin with an offering of the ten classic British traditions all expats should experience?


1. The pub

Let's start in the pub - the best times often do. Expats who have just moved to the UK may be surprised at how popular the pub is to their British colleagues but it's a good place to socialise and make new friends.   more ...

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Report: UK Citizenship System Reform After Brexit

Posted on Monday February 13, 2017 (10:49:38)
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says that reform of the UK's citizenship system will help prevent harm to the economy.

The Home Office has revealed a 14% increase in the past 12 months in the number of EU nationals applying for British citizenship - which, the IPPR says, illustrates the level of uncertainty the Brexit result is causing.   more ...

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Is Now The Time For British Expats To Buy UK Property?

Posted on Friday February 10, 2017 (13:40:20)
(c) Andrew Hackney on Wikipedia
One of the reasons why many people are currently thinking of investing in UK property is that the pound is trading at historic lows against most of the world's leading currencies, which makes property in the UK much cheaper for foreigners and expats to buy.   more ...

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Visa Diaries: Packed for Exile

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (10:42:58)
(c) chrisfleming on Flickr
by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK.

I am an Australian citizen, and I have lived in the UK for six years, and lived with my partner, Andy, for nearly three. I started on a Tier 5 working holiday visa, before moving to a Tier 2, sponsored by my employer. After three years, I switched to a Tier 4 student visa. This will be my fourth visa application.   more ...

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UK - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Thursday January 26, 2017 (07:11:39)
(c) hozinja on Flickr
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the UK and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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A Guide To Celebrating Burns Night For Expats In Scotland

Posted on Wednesday January 25, 2017 (13:41:06)
Robert Burns
If you’re new to Scotland, then you’re probably wondering what Burns night is and what all the fuss is about. Burns night or Burns supper is a tradition that celebrates the life of popular 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. This tradition has been carrying on since 1801 when a few of his friends got together to raise a toast to his achievements and reflect on his life.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Renting Property In London

Posted on Friday January 20, 2017 (10:27:04)
England’s capital is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic, lively and fast-paced cities in the world. In addition to being the financial hub of Great Britain, London is at the pulse of Europe’s of fashion, art, entertainment and commercial scenes. You can see the city almost buzzing with an urban energy at any time of the day or night.   more ...

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Brexit: What it may mean to your state pension

Posted on Wednesday January 18, 2017 (10:02:03)
There are two pension issues (state pensions rather than occupational pensions) that I come across frequently when talking to people living in the EU about the implications that Brexit may have. The first is Pensioner Rights for working people, and the second is the potential ‘freezing’ of the UK state pension.   more ...

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