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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 ...

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How To Apply For A National Insurance Number In The UK

Posted on Monday April 24, 2017 (15:51:53)
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The United Kingdom is a popular expat destination for many reasons, including its culture, lifestyle, benefits, healthcare, diversity, education, infrastructure, and career opportunities. Outsiders considering a move to this place should not be deterred by its high living costs, unpredictable weather, grey skies and unimaginative cuisine.

It is absolutely essential that you get all your paperwork in place if you are planning to settle down in the UK. While the procedure is relatively straightforward, it can be quite time consuming. Moreover, there are a number of things that you have to keep in mind and missing out on even one could have repercussions. It is therefore best to seek the services of a professional to guide you through the entire process.   more ...

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Do We Do Enough To Make Expats Welcome in the UK?

Posted on Monday April 24, 2017 (14:29:00)
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The UK has a long tradition of immigration. Many argue that the island is a nation of immigrants, its character and culture shaped by successive waves of migrants from pre-Roman times to the modern day. Their contribution to Britain's history, culture, and landscape cannot be ignored.   more ...

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Visa Diaries: Waiting

Posted on Friday April 21, 2017 (14:29:40)
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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.

You get a lot of sympathy when you're separated from your partner, and your home, for any length of time. People ask how you are, if you're holding up ok, if you miss him. They help you look on the bright side, remind you about seeing your friends and family, having a long holiday, enjoying better weather and bluer skies.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Taxation In The UK

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017 (15:45:25)
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For most people, immigrating to the United Kingdom (UK) means working for a living. As a part of working life there are many expenses that need to be considered, one of which is taxes. There are many types of taxes that apply within the UK, whether it be on everyday items in the form of VAT (Value Added Tax); Income Tax, which is a tax you pay based on how you earn; or corporation tax, which is paid by businesses that is levied on a company's profits. However, the focus of this article is on income tax.   more ...

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A Taste Of Home: Where To Find Your National Cuisine In London

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017 (15:28:27)
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Leaving a country where you grew up and spent your early life, adapting to the culture you were born into, and then moving to a city that is very set in its British etiquette, there will be times when you miss a little piece of home, including those authentic traditional home-cooked meals.   more ...