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Is France’s work-life balance really so good?

Is France’s work-life balance really so good?
France has a reputation for a better work/life balance than many other European cities, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Many would-be expats decide on France as their perfect emigration destination by taking into account the country’s reputation for a positive work/life balance. The French, according to expat legends, work...

Tips on starting your own business as an expat in France

Tips on starting your own business as an expat in France
Starting a new small business in France is reputed to be a bureaucratic nightmare, but with the right help it’s still possible! France is undoubtedly the heartland of bureaucracy, admin and paperwork, but scrupulous admin procedures can protect budding expat entrepreneurs from making even the least obvious mistakes. The first, essential...

French property still tempting British buyers in spite of Brexit

French property still tempting British buyers in spite of Brexit
The French property market is expected to stay strong in 2019 despite Brexit. One of France’s major attractions for expats is its sheer size and diversity, with its varied climate offering everything from snowy peaks through rolling farmlands to the stunning beauty of its Mediterranean coastline. British buyers have always favoured the...

New French international schools anticipate post-Brexit expat student demand

New French international schools anticipate post-Brexit expat student demand
France is planning to increase the number of international schools in anticipation of demand from British expat parents. The French government is gearing up to increase the numbers of international schools in order to deal with an influx of international students as a result of Brexit. A new law due to be debated later this week will see...

Droves of returning Brit expats may be barred from NHS services

Droves of returning Brit expats may be barred from NHS services
British expats repatriating to the UK are likely to be refused access to the NHS until they’ve lived in the home country for a full six months. For elderly Brit expats with potentially life-threatening conditions or those who are on cancer or heart medications, the delay could prove fatal. According to Jean McHale, a professor of...

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement
Has Brexit redefined the stereotypical view of Brit expats in France? According to the popular view supported by many media outlets and online websites, British expats in France come in three flavours – retirees living in idyllic French villages , small business owners working in the hospitality sector and Eastenders living it up in...

Why free movement is essential for many Brit expat businesses in Europe

Why free movement is essential for many Brit expat businesses in Europe
Whilst Britain waits with bated breath for the result of tomorrow’s Commons vote on May’s Brexit agreement, a good number of the 1.3 million Brits living in the EU are fearful they’ll lose their cross-border businesses. The threat is twofold in that many British expatriate entrepreneurs work across several EU member state borders...

Making French friends enhances expats’ quality of life

Making French friends enhances expats’ quality of life
If your intent once you arrive as an expat in France to only have French friends, you’re perhaps better off staying in the home country! France has a seemingly unshakeable reputation for unfriendliness to British expatriates, but is it really deserved? The many British expats who’ve chosen France due to TV travelogues and French...

New startup offers unique glimpse into France’s expat world

New startup offers unique glimpse into France’s expat world
Arriving in an unfamiliar country is a stressful experience, even if you’ve made an effort to learn the local language before you left home. Even if you can communicate to some extent, finding your way around local bureaucracy, renting an apartment or even opening a bank account can be a confusing experience for the newly-arrived expat....

Why is the online free press no longer free for British expats?

Why is the online free press no longer free for British expats?
At this crucial moment in time, gaining access to information about Brexit’s effect on the lives of UK expats all over Europe is essential, especially in Spain and France, both favourite retirement hubs for Brit pensioners. Up until very recently, Brexit and other news in the English language was freely available online to UK citizens...