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How To Move Your Pet To The UK

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017 (11:58:15)
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Pets have been part of many families for decades now. Many have grown up with pets since their childhood; others have been treated to a pet after wishing for one. Often they are ‘babies’ to people who do not wish to have children. They are dependent on their owners to look out for their well-being and often travel with them wherever they go. Travelling with your dog or cat was something that holidaymakers did not deem possible in the past. However, with more pet friendly hotels than ever before, it has become more accessible, and moving abroad is no different. Whether it be a holiday or an expat relocation to the United Kingdom (UK), rest assured your pets can migrate with you.   more ...

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Speed Dating For Expats In London

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017 (11:37:29)
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Leaving your hometown or country often causes relationships and friendships to break up. Pursuing a move to new destination that has only ever been a dream before is a bittersweet time - you are sad to leave people behind, but there are also many new memories and adventures on the horizon. Settling into a new destination can take some time. Often, work and other commitments can cause love lives to be neglected. Eventually, the desire for human interaction becomes a lot more apparent, whether it be in the form of making new friends or finding a potential life partner.   more ...

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Report: UK Migration Falls In 2017

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (15:42:05)
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The United Kingdom, one of the top expat destinations in recent years, appears to have lost some of its appeal among migrants from across the world ever since the Brexit vote. According to a report published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), immigration to this country has fallen to a two-year low after citizens voted to leave the European Union. The drop is an indication of fewer people entering Britain to study as well as an overall reduction in net migration.   more ...

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A Guide To Setting Up A Bank Account In The UK

Posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017 (13:21:09)
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Settling down in a new place takes time, even if you move to a place you really like. However, once you get accustomed to the culture and lifestyle of new home, planning your finances should be one of your top priorities.

Anyone who is employed, works as a freelancer or runs a business should open an account with a bank locally, so that all their domestic and international transactions can take place without any problems.

The whole procedure is fairly straightforward and simple, as long as you meet all the banking prerequisites.   more ...

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Nine Ways To Stay Healthy When You're Working Long Hours In The City

Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017 (12:54:34)
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With many City workers ranking up around 60+ hours every week, they need to undertake exercise and a healthy lifestyle during the working day. However, this article isn't just aimed at City workers but everyone who spends long periods at their desk.

But before moving on to the ways of staying healthy, we should consider what working long hours every day actually does to the body.   more ...

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Report: The Brexit Effect On International Market Access And Expat Employment In The UK

Posted on Monday May 08, 2017 (14:02:05)
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On Thursday June 23rd 2016, the people of Britain voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union in a landmark referendum. Eurosceptics across the continent celebrated the outcome, which also sent shockwaves throughout the international economy.   more ...

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9 Things Expat Brits Miss About Home

Posted on Monday May 08, 2017 (11:20:30)
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Dorothy was right, there really is no place like home. When she began to miss Kansas, all she had to do was click those ruby slippers together and be whisked magically out of Oz back to Aunty Em and the farm.

But here in the real world, it isn’t always that easy to get home when the call of home starts to tug on your heartstrings. When you’ve upped sticks and settled in another country, you face major challenges in finishing up your job and dragging yourself back home.   more ...

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How To Register With A Doctor In The UK

Posted on Saturday May 06, 2017 (02:07:08)
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The National Health Service, or NHS, is the largest and oldest healthcare provider in England. It is known to be one of the leading healthcare systems in the world. Records show that the system caters to over one million patients every 36 hours, and covers everything from routine checks to dealing with long-term illnesses.   more ...

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Visa Diaries: The Final Word

Posted on Friday May 05, 2017 (16:37:11)
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by Genevieve Rogis

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

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Report: Number Of EU Citizens Looking For Work In The UK Declines In 2017

Posted on Wednesday May 03, 2017 (15:28:00)
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The arguments for and against Brexit were complicated, emotive and confusing. Although the public vote stirred strong emotions from all sides, the debate didn’t extend much further than that.

Famously, the figures used by Vote Leave promised millions of reclaimed expenses to be committed to the NHS. These numbers were contested and shot full of holes, but for those who wanted to believe them, they were bulletproof.   more ...