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International residency schemes make emigrating easier

International residency schemes make emigrating easier
A decade ago, there was little choice as regards residency abroad for those with a reasonable nest egg to invest, but nowadays it’s possible to choose between 20 countries’ special offers. Today, acquiring residency or citizenship in many attractive expat destinations is just a matter of buying property priced over a certain amount....

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens
France has won top place in a recent survey for its unlimited attractions as an emigration destination. Although would-be migrants could be forgiven for being confused over the vastly conflicting results of such surveys, real estate giants Rightmove Overseas rank France at the top of the long-term expat tree. The poll, published late last...

Which expat haven gives the most happiness and contentment

Which expat haven gives the most happiness and contentment
New poll identifies the good, the bad and the decidedly awful expat destinations spread across the world. According to recent surveys, up to 50 per cent of UK residents would head off to fresh fields and pastures new given half a chance, but deciding the best location for a new life can be fraught with dangers. A new poll by Lloyds Bank...

UK property price recovery is good news for migrants

UK property price recovery is good news for migrants
With British house prices soaring last month to their highest since 2010, would-be migrants are expecting more cash to buy their dream properties overseas. Along with a recent survey indication that 48 per cent of Britons would leave the country if they had the chance, research into property prices has seen first-time buyers re-enter the...

Brit expat boom turns sour as 33 per cent head home

Brit expat boom turns sour as 33 per cent head home
Perhaps the miserable, freezing weather last winter was responsible for the recently-reported rise in visa applications, but living the expat dream has soured for over a third of migrants. A recent survey by an immigration and relocation specialist company has revealed that 33 per cent of British migrants heading for a new life return to...

French millionaire exodus swells with two more heading to London

French millionaire exodus swells with two more heading to London
Following the rush to buy property and establish residency in a small Belgian border town by the French ultra-wealthy including actor Gerard Depardieu, two more French billionaires are heading to London. CEO of France’s tech giant Dassault Systems Bernard Charles is as critical as those who’ve gone before him over the French...

UK the most popular EU country for migrants

UK the most popular EU country for migrants
Recently released statistics show that the UK is the most popular European Union destination for migrants, with over half a million arriving during 2010. The Eurostat report will have come as no surprise to Londoners and residents in many cities and towns in the northern parts of England, as their communities have borne the brunt of...

France?s richest man moves billions to Belgium

Posted on January 25, 2013 in France Relocation Tax
STORY LINK France?s richest man moves billions to Belgium
France?s richest man moves billions to Belgium
France’s richest man, billionaire luxury goods mogul Bernard Arnault, has officially transferred his fortune to a Belgian investment firm set up for the purpose. One of the first of France’s super-rich to buy property just over the Belgian border, Arnault had applied for his Belgian passport shortly after the Socialist Party came into...

Sarkozy latest wealthy Frenchman planning emigration to evade rich tax

Sarkozy latest wealthy Frenchman planning emigration to evade rich tax
Following in the footsteps of other high profile millionaires, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has been planning to emigrate to the UK and set up a £800 million equity fund. Sarkozy and his third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s plans to leave were discovered during a raid on their Paris mansion last year by fraud police...

Jarre joins list of French millionaires avoiding tax increases

Jarre joins list of French millionaires avoiding tax increases
Famous French composer Jean-Michel Jarre is the latest French millionaire to flee his home country to avoid the recently announced swinging income tax increases. Even although the French government has not yet passed into law the two-year temporary 75 per cent income tax level applicable to those earning over £850,000 a year, the list of...