France News - Emigrate UK Page 4

This is the category page for all France news here on emigrate.co.uk, where you can view all the France emigration news.

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...

Brit expat bankers set to make millions more in Europe

Brit expat bankers set to make millions more in Europe
If there’s one group of workers who won’t be voting Remain should a second Brexit referendum become a reality, it’s the British bankers now heading for massive salary increases and tax breaks in Europe. Foreign governments have opened their bank vaults to welcome the best of the British banking and investment sector to their lands...

Is France still cheap for expat living costs?

Is France still cheap for expat living costs?
Is France still an affordable destination for UK expats? The chosen destination for many British expats lies just across the English Channel and has two main advantages – it’s cheap and quick to get back to the UK to see family and friends, and the French language is still taught in the majority of UK secondary schools. In addition,...

Expat life in France can become a personal nightmare

Expat life in France can become a personal nightmare
The majority of expats who choose France as their overseas home are happy to have done so, but what makes a dream turn into a nightmare? Survey after annual survey praises France as an expat destination, especially for Britons, with many having lived there for several decades. Most say their quality of life has improved considerably,...

Spain still number one for British expat retirees

Spain still number one for British expat retirees
Although the number of Brit expats in Spain is falling fast, the country is still Britons’ number one favourite for retirement. Statistics compiled by a leading international removals company placed the long-term expat favourite at number one in its data on UK emigrants’ European destinations. Some 13 per cent of their clients were...