Repatriating To The UK? Six Financial Issues To Consider

Are you repatriating to the UK? In this article, Expat Focus partner and Founder of Global Expatriate Tax Services Limited, Oliver Heslop, looks at six financial issues British expats should consider when moving back home. A good friend of mine moved to the Middle East about fifteen years ago, and this year he moved back … Read more

Sydney and London, more similar than you’d think?

If you stopped a few random residents in the street of either city to make that assertion, there’s a fair chance you’d be greeted with scepticism. If you’re a Londoner you’re probably already thinking, hang on — Sydney-siders live in a sunburnt city, but perversely your rainstorms produce biblical deluges. That it’s full of abrasive … Read more

Cryptocurrencies and Expats in the UK – What Are The Tax Implications?

Are you a foreign national in the UK who owns cryptocurrency? Do you understand the tax implications? In this article, Expat Focus partner and Founder of Global Expatriate Tax Services Limited, Oliver Heslop, looks at key issues to be aware of so you stay on the right side of HMRC. Millions of British taxpayers, including … Read more

Should Kiwis And Aussies Still Move To The UK?

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Following Brexit and amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is living and working in the United Kingdom as attractive as it used to be? In the past two years, we’ve seen a mass exodus of many expats from the countries they were calling home. The number … Read more

Elena Leeming, North Yorkshire (UK)

Who are you? My name is Elena Leeming, and I am originally from Western Siberia in Russia. I am 37 and I am married with two kids. We live in North Yorkshire, UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was 16 and I moved abroad with my mother originally. What challenges did … Read more

2021 UK Tax Changes To Pensions

Covid-19 has caused the UK Government to re-examine pension finances and to roll out certain reforms. These types of reforms, aimed at reducing costs, were inevitable in most European economies. In this article, we will look at four key topics: The UK Government’s new formular for paying out state pensions The freeze on the lifetime … Read more

How To Move Back To The UK

Becoming an expat is a brave choice. It takes courage to move to a country that isn’t your own and make a life there – but it also takes courage to move back home again. This isn’t an admission of defeat. It may simply be that circumstances have moved beyond your control. As an expat, … Read more

Gloria, Edinburgh

Who are you? My name is Gloria, and I am Italian, bubbly and a travel lover. I am 25 years old and living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Scotland about seven years ago. I decided to study and get my undergraduate degree here … Read more

Bonny, UK

Who are you? My name is Bonny. I am a 46-year-old. I am French, the mother of two lovely girls, and have been living in the UK for over 20 years. Having worked since 2000 as an operations manager in the professional training and coaching industry, I was feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed, so I … Read more

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