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United Kingdom Discussion Forum - Latest Posts

  American Schools In London: A Guide For Expat Parents
  How Is Brexit Affecting Expats In The UK?
  What Expats Heading To The UK Need To Know About Insurance
  Coming To The UK?
  Visa Diaries: On Teamwork
  CGT on foreign property
  Vehicle insurance
  An Expat Guide To Making Friends In The UK
  A Guide To The Cost Of Living In London

Expat Focus Columnists - UK
Michelle Garrett
Oliver Heslop

  How Will Brexit Affect Expat Mortgages?

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

When a majority of the citizens of the United Kingdom voted for Britain to exit the European Union on June 23, 2016, it created a huge amount of uncertainty around the political and economic landscape of the future, not just across among the member nations and the continent, but all over the world. This was evident in the way the Pound Sterling got significantly weaker in the days that followed the referendum. Many foreign investors put a complete halt on their business activities in the UK so that they could carefully assess the situation as well as the potential risks they may incur, which subsequently had an adverse impact on the economy.   more ...

  American Schools In London: A Guide For Expat Parents

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

Moving to London can be a daunting task, especially when you consider all the familiar things you’ll be leaving behind. It can also be a stressful process for families with children who are currently in education. The American schooling system differs greatly from the schooling system in London. The classes, grading methods, timetables, uniforms and general way of teaching are all different from what American children will be used to. Many expats who have moved to London therefore choose to send their children to American schools, which enables them to continue their education on more familiar ground.   more ...

  How Is Brexit Affecting Expats In The UK?

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

There has been a lot of talk about ‘Brexit’, a term that is used for the United Kingdom departing from the European Union. It has already had a major impact on the country. Many expats have moved to the United Kingdom and started to settle into what was supposed to be their happily ever after, which has now turned into an uncertain situation. Citizens who originate from the European Union have been threatened with the closing of bank accounts, termination of employment and rental agreements, or even revoking their right to reside in the UK.   more ...

  What Expats Heading To The UK Need To Know About Health Insurance

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

As one of the world's most popular expat destinations, the UK offers great opportunities and though it has one of the best healthcare services in the world there is still a need for international health insurance.

There are two issues to appreciate for all expats moving to the UK and the first one is for those heading to the country from other European Union member states as they will not need a visa but will need the European Health Insurance Card to ensure they can access healthcare services.

However, the EHIC is not meant to replace traditional health insurance cover but simply give the holder access to emergency and some other treatments.   more ...

  Visa Diaries: On Teamwork

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK. You can find part one of my Visa Diaries series here.

I am now well into month two of my exile abroad. I've been keeping busy, catching up with friends, bonding with my niece over books and horses, visiting grandma's house, and attending a wedding.   more ...


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