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Expat Focus International News Update January 2019

Posted on Monday January 21, 2019 (12:41:51)

Best countries for expats to work in

The best five countries for expats to work in are all outside of North America, with Germany taking the top spot.

That's the finding from a new survey published by HSBC Expat, in which Bahrain claimed second place. Bahrain overtook the UK, Switzerland and the US in offering better career opportunities and progression as well as fulfilment for expats.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update January 2019

Posted on Monday January 21, 2019 (12:27:49)

Expats overseas require a 'duty of care'

More than two thirds of expats working overseas say they are dissatisfied with the time they have available for spending with family, a survey reveals.

The findings from Cigna, a global health services company, also found that 24% of expats who are living alone or are single admit to being lonely.   more ...

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What Could A No-Deal Brexit Mean For Brits Wanting To Study Abroad?

Posted on Monday January 14, 2019 (09:42:32)

The possibility that Britain might exit the EU without a deal on the table is currently looming large in everyone’s mind, not least for British students planning to go abroad to study.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update December 2018

Posted on Thursday December 20, 2018 (10:55:01)

UK cracks down on ‘golden visas’

A route into the UK for wealthy foreign investors who utilise the country’s ‘dolden visa’ schemes have been suspended by the UK government in a crime crackdown. Currently, foreign investors are spending millions of pounds to access a Tier 1 visa, which is a fast-track route to settlement in the country.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update December 2018

Posted on Thursday December 20, 2018 (10:42:44)

HR departments need to 'address expat risks'

Expats working overseas are facing specific risks that HR managers should be addressing, says Helix International. The firm, which provides healthcare and risk management solutions around the world, says that any difficulties an expat may encounter can be mitigated by HR departments carrying out a detailed assessment of their suitability for the post. There is also a need to carry out a thorough preparation for the individual before they head overseas.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update December 2018

Posted on Tuesday December 18, 2018 (10:20:06)

The Brexit negotiations may charitably be described as being in complete disarray this close to Christmas, with Theresa May having been subjected to a Parliamentary coup engineered by her own party, and her deal’s journey through Parliament being postponed to an unknown date.   more ...

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The Differences Between British And International Schooling

Posted on Monday December 17, 2018 (08:23:29)

Travelling the world there are a hundred and one tasks to cross off the to-do list. From visas and local currencies to languages and finding a place to live, an important aspect is the education of any children coming along for the ride.

Stephen Spriggs of William Clarence Education is here to look at international schooling for expat families and the differences in the classrooms. How you can ensure your children get the best education possible from the transition?   more ...

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What Impact Might A No-Deal Brexit Have On The UK Healthcare System?

Posted on Monday December 10, 2018 (12:17:07)

On the 29th of March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, after the referendum vote on the 23rd of June 2016 produced a result which said that 51.9% of the UK population favoured leaving the EU.   more ...

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Americans Abroad: What Do US Expats Look For In A New Country?

Posted on Friday December 07, 2018 (07:59:27)

The US State Department estimates that there are approximately nine million US citizens living abroad. Starting a new life as an expat obviously appeals to a lot of people.   more ...

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The Latest Brexit News And What It Means For Expats In The EU

Posted on Thursday December 06, 2018 (08:03:01)

Whatever one’s personal feelings about Brexit, there is one thing on which we can all agree; whether you’re a British expat in the EU or a European expat in the UK, the degree of uncertainty regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is deeply unsettling. At the time of writing, there still isn’t a deal on the table, but there is a great deal of confusion over what Brexit is actually going to mean for British residents abroad in the European nations. Even if there is an eleventh-hour deal, we’re all going to have to scramble hard to catch up with the ramifications.   more ...

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