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Relocating To The UK? Consider One Of These Top Rural Locations

Tuesday August 30, 2016 (15:02:33)
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The United Kingdom is renowned for several factors such as its cultural diversity, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare facilities, education, social tolerance, benefits and high standards of living, just to name a few.

Foreigners moving to the UK are often drawn to London or some of the other urban areas such as Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol for various reasons. Predictably, life in these cities is relatively fast paced, with a lot to see and do.   more ...

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Ten Scots Expressions For Expats Moving To Scotland

Monday August 29, 2016 (11:42:31)
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Scotland: a historic land where kilted clans roam the windswept glens and bagpipe music fills the air. Or something like that.

This proud nation is actually a little more diverse than just haggis, Rabbie Burns and Braveheart. Although it does celebrate its cultural heritages, Scotland is also a destination for modern culture, with the annual festival in the capital being a whirlwind of art, theatre, music and comedy.   more ...

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Just Moved To London? Here Are Ten Ways To Make New Friends

Friday August 12, 2016 (15:04:08)
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London has the third highest population in Europe, after Istanbul and Moscow, with an estimated 8 million people calling the Big Smoke home.

With so many people, it’s surely easy to make a friend in the capital? Sadly not: London has incredibly high rates of loneliness, with over 30% of the city’s population reporting that they feel isolated. As one Guardian reader put it, “I never felt more lonely than when I lived in London, surrounded by millions of people.”   more ...

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London - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday July 05, 2016 (13:46:14)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at London and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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How Much Do EU Migrants Really Use The UK's Welfare System?

Wednesday June 22, 2016 (13:44:38)
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Anyone with half an ear pointed toward the UK will hear the hue and cry of intense political debate. In the halls of power, over the airwaves and on the streets of towns across the nation, Brits are loudly voicing their opinions and critiquing those of their neighbours, arguing furiously.   more ...

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EU Citizens Are Relocating To The UK - Here's Why

Wednesday June 15, 2016 (13:39:06)

The United Kingdom has long been known for its vast cultural diversity; each year people from all around the world move to this country for work, business, study, or to join their family members. Over the last 20 years, the number of foreigners living in the country has more than doubled, from two million in 1993 to over five million in 2014, and the figure is only increasing by the year.   more ...

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Moving To The UK? Avoid Culture Shock By Learning About These Eccentric British Habits

Wednesday June 08, 2016 (14:20:38)
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An Irishman once said ‘the reason the sun never sets on the British Empire is… God would never trust them in the dark.’

Whether this Irishman was reporting the entire British people or untrustworthy or utterly inept isn’t clear from this quote. But it is clear that for many new arrivals to the Green and Pleasant Land, Brits are certainly a strange bunch.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To London Boroughs - Part Three

Thursday June 02, 2016 (12:54:45)
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Talk to a Londoner and you could come away believing that the city is not just the capital of the UK, but of the entire universe. They’ll praise its busy, bustling streets, its world-class art gallery and its place at the forefront of fashion.

The Big Smoke attracts visitors, expats and Brits to its heaving, cosmopolitan metropolis, boasting thousands of years of history and a place at the forefront of business, art and technology.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To England's Home Counties

Wednesday June 01, 2016 (13:19:59)
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The ‘green and pleasant land’ of rolling hills and picturesque rural perfection, England is often celebrated and romanticised for its countryside and village life.

Not that this is reflected in guidebooks and business papers. For most of the working work, England, and indeed the entire UK, appears to exist solely within the M25. London’s reputation as a thriving, bustling, money-making super-city pulls arriving expats into its urban grip with all the force of a black hole, allowing only the most determined to escape.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To London Boroughs - Part 2

Friday April 22, 2016 (14:36:18)
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Read part one here.

They say that “when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life.” The massive metropolis is the ultimate destination for cosmopolitan culture, fine fashion and booming business.

But London isn’t one homogenous soup, it’s a fine and varied platter offering visitors a choice in the delicacies they enjoy.   more ...