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Is the UK government serious about reversing the 15 year rule

Is the UK government serious about reversing the 15 year rule
Following the UK government’s decision to announce – again – their intention to grant votes for life to UK expats overseas, the media debate on the Overseas Electors Bill is heating up. According to Senior Lecturer in politics at Sussex University Sue Collard, whose article was published on the London School of Economics and...

Tax breaks and added perks aim at attracting City bankers to Europe

Tax breaks and added perks aim at attracting City bankers to Europe
If you’re a financial services professional planning to relocate to Europe either before or after Brexit, you’re likely to keep more of your salary than your UK counterparts. New analysis has shown bankers and financial services professionals will benefit from certain personal tax sweeteners after their employers have relocated to new...

Netherlands wins out on lifestyle for would be expatriates

Netherlands wins out on lifestyle for would be expatriates
Moving overseas can be the result of a lifestyle choice or the result of a career-oriented relocation, but choosing your destination is all part of the fun. With so many annual surveys concentrating on the ‘best place’ syndrome, it’s fairly easy to pick a few which seem suitable and go on from there. However, thinking about it...

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol
The Spanish Supreme Court has amended the law applying to residence for tax purposes. For expats living and working in Spain, criteria for residency for tax purposes are decided by individual jurisdictions, with ‘residence’ also being interpreted differently for non-tax purposes. However, the main test applied to individuals concerns...

Getting to grips with Brexit induced currency movements

Getting to grips with Brexit induced currency movements
If you need to send money overseas for any reason, you should take into account the Brexit effect on currency exchange rates. It was obvious from day one after the referendum result was announced that the pound sterling was about to suffer a lasting negative effect, as it dropped immediately against the euro and other major currencies...

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition
British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters during her Chinese trip she’s determined to deny rights to EU expats who arrive in the UK during the transition period. May’s comments are certain to provoke a new row with Brussels as they follow the EU’s offer of a ‘status quo’ transition period of just under two years. The...

Netherlands needs more international tech skills

Netherlands needs more international tech skills
The already huge tech sector in the Netherlands is growing faster than expected, and now needs highly-skilled international professionals. The significant growth in the sector is both good and bad news, as there aren’t enough home-grown tech specialists to satisfy its increasing demands. At the present time, some 286,000 employees are...

Long stay expats and new arrivals urged to register with the Spanish padron

Long stay expats and new arrivals urged to register with the Spanish padron
If you’re still determined to emigrate to Spain before Brexit is finalised, you really do need to register with your local authority soon after you arrive. Local authorities in Costa del Sol towns popular with expat Brits are growing ever more concerned about the number of unregistered UK expats in their locality. Recently released...

Global economics study slams France as unattractive for expat professionals

Global economics study slams France as unattractive for expat professionals
A study undertaken by global economics organisation OECD has criticised France for its lack of attraction for skilled expat workers. The study's main target is France’s economic immigration system which, according to the OECD, desperately needs improvement and modernisation in order to supply the needs of its labour market. Although...

London now most expensive European city for upscale rental property

London now most expensive European city for upscale rental property
With London now Europe’s most expensive city for rental accommodation, is it time for expat professionals to request a move to another location? According to new research, professionals living and working in London must now pay out some £5,000 plus every month for suitable apartments within a reasonable distance from their places of...