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United Kingdom - A diverse land, the United Kingdom combines the cultural treasures of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales with England's charm. Experience London, enjoy thatched cottages and village pubs, or explore wild Celtic landscapes.

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  Should You Buy Or Build A House In the UK?

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

When you move to a different country, you are faced with the option of either buying a home or building your own from scratch. These are two different paths that come with their own sets of benefits and challenges.

The main advantage of buying an existing home is that you can complete the deal and start living in your new home in a shorter period of time.   more ...

  The Ten Most Surprising Things About Moving To London As An Expat

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

There are few cities in the world – perhaps no other city – that can offer you the kind of experience that London can. The architecture, the iconic locations and sights, the infrastructure, the constant buzz, the vibrant business and cultural scenes, the incredible mix of people you will encounter – it’s difficult to be an expat in London and not be grateful and happy for the chance to live in this city.   more ...

  Moving To the UK - What To Expect As A New Expat

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

There are many good reasons to move to the UK. Despite being such a small island, it has one of the largest economies in the world, which continues to witness steady economic growth, translating into lucrative employment and business opportunities.

Some of most highly regarded universities are located in the UK, such as Oxford and Cambridge. The country’s National Health Service is considered an excellent example of a universal healthcare system on which many other countries have based theirs.   more ...

  The Expat’s Guide To (Affordable) Renting In London

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

London: the home of cockney rhyming slang, jellied eel pies and world-famous football clubs.

Whether it’s for the promise of increased job opportunities or the brilliantly multicultural feel, London draws in thousands of new residents every year from across the world, keen to get stuck into the world of employment, as well as give back to their local communities. The National Office of Statistics revealed that in 2014 London was the only region across the whole of the UK that saw a migrant population increase of over 10% (13.8%). There must be something in those pies!   more ...

  A Guide To Tipping In London: Who, How Much, When And Where?

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

Tipping is one of those minor but important customs that is different everywhere you go and is rather tricky to figure out. For expats, it’s among the bigger of the small challenges. Should you or shouldn’t you tip? How much should you tip? What’s a good way to tip? Going against tipping etiquette can be quite embarrassing, and it could make you less welcome at your favorite restaurant.

The UK doesn’t have as much of a tipping culture as the US or Canada, but in some situations it is seen as traditional, while in others it’s just the polite thing to do. Depending on the total bill, it might be seen as considerate to leave the change behind. And of course, if you’ve received exceptional service, it is fair to offer a generous tip. Conversely, if you’re unhappy with the service, you are not expected to leave a tip.   more ...


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