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What Might Brexit Mean For Expats Working In London?

Monday February 11, 2019 (18:07:12)

In another article, we looked at how the UK’s exit from the EU was likely to affect the country as a whole.

Numerous studies, including the government’s own, showed that rural and industrial parts of the UK were the areas most likely to suffer. The midlands and northern England could face a 20 percent slowdown in growth, whilst nearly 20 percent of all British industry is set to suffer from Brexit.   more ...

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Moving To The UK? Which Areas Will Be Best (And Worst) Off After Brexit?

Monday February 11, 2019 (18:04:07)

Another year has slipped by and many of us are taking on new year’s resolutions with determination and zeal. Smokers are quitting, the gyms are filled with newly energised fitness first-timers, and millions of Brits are shaking off their bad habits in a brighter, more optimistic 2019.

Unfortunately, Westminster can’t quit its old habit of disagreeing about everything, meaning Brexit is still looming over the country like a muddled spectre. Before MPs left Parliament for the Christmas break, they had been due to vote on details of the exit plan, which would be a significant step towards finalising a deal with Brussels.   more ...

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Staying In The UK Legally After A Relationship Breakup

Thursday December 20, 2018 (19:23:22)

Tales of international romance sadly don’t tend to end with the happy couple riding into the sunset to enjoy a life of loving, bureaucracy-free bliss. If Cinderella had happened to be a foreign citizen when she fell for her Prince, she would have needed a visa advisor rather than a fairy godmother to reach her happy ending.   more ...

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How To Pass The UK Citizenship Test

Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:34:58)

The UK Citizenship Test is a challenging hurdle to overcome at the best of times, and uncertainty over Brexit adds a further layer of anxiety to the process – especially when native Brits cheerfully report that they have tried the test and failed.   more ...

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What Does The EU27 Settlement Scheme Mean For You?

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (13:38:14)

Brexit is currently creating a great many questions in the minds of EU nationals as well as the British themselves, and a new settlement scheme such as the EU27 may well be top of the list of queries. What is it? And what is it likely to entail?   more ...

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What Do The Changes To The UK's Tier 2 Visa System Mean For Expat Doctors?

Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:41:38)

It is no secret that the state of the NHS has been a major topic in recent years, with chronic understaffing in facilities across the nation. With fewer young people studying to become doctors, in part due to increased university fees that could see them facing a crippling debt of £50,000 upwards, the UK has for some time heavily relied on qualified international workers to fill the void. However, since 2011, there has been a restrictive cap in place on the number of skilled foreign workers permitted visas under the Tier 2 system. With a cap set at just 20,700 people per year, this number has often been quickly reached, meaning that many migrant doctors who had been offered jobs in the UK had their visas rejected in accordance to the Tier 2 system.   more ...

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How To Bring Your Pets Into The UK

Wednesday September 26, 2018 (14:50:29)

Moving from one country to another can be stressful. Therefore, having everything neatly ordered is a must. Between finding a place to call your own in an exciting new country, to getting your belongings packed and ready to be sent to your new home, there are so many steps you must take to make your transition as smooth as possible. Such a move can be hard enough for you and your family, but what if your furry, feathery or even cold-blooded loved ones are moving with you?   more ...

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Where To Find The Best Sunday Roasts In London

Wednesday September 26, 2018 (14:43:19)

Some countries are famous for their cuisine. The French have Cordon Bleu, the Italians have a rich heritage of pasta and wine, Singapore sizzles in a fusion recipe of cultural delights.

Britain, on the other hand, enjoys a global reputation for stodgy dollops of carbs, tasteless beer and an obsession with gravy. While the rest of the world may not see the charm of the Cornish pasty or the savoury deliciousness of the Scotch egg, British people love their comfort food.   more ...

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Accessible London: A Guide for Expats Who Use Mobility Aids

Wednesday August 29, 2018 (18:33:14)

London has an alarming reputation for being inaccessible, with many areas retaining the original Victorian architecture. However, in recent years a number of improvements have been made to enable those who use mobility aids to enjoy many areas which had previously been inaccessible.   more ...

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American In London? Here's Where To Find A Taste Of Home

Thursday August 16, 2018 (07:51:28)

America is land of the free and home of the brave, according to the song at least. But what happens when Americans pack up their lives, leave the States behind and settle in the land of hope and glory?

One estimate puts the number of Americans living in the UK at 197,000. Whilst a large number of these are service personnel and their families, who are clustered around the runways of air bases in Suffolk, a great many more have settled in London.   more ...