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Shock EU memo prevents expat reciprocal healthcare after no-deal Brexit

Shock EU memo prevents expat reciprocal healthcare after no-deal Brexit
An official Brussels memo has sparked fury in expat hubs across Europe as it prohibits EU member states from agreeing to reciprocal healthcare for UK expats in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The EU government memo leaked to the Daily Telegraph gives the worst news possible for British expats in the EU’s 27 member states. The document...

Facing up to UK inheritance taxes as an expat living overseas

Facing up to UK inheritance taxes as an expat living overseas
The majority of British expats living and working overseas aren’t even aware they may well be hit with a large inheritance tax bill if they’ve been mentioned in a family will. The misunderstanding that inheritance tax doesn’t apply to Brit expats overseas is likely to be the fact that they’re not taxed on their overseas incomes....

Expat professionals lose fight against Dutch tax break law change

Expat professionals lose fight against Dutch tax break law change
To the dismay of expat professionals in the Netherlands as well as those thinking of working there, the hated 30-per cent ruling legislation has passed into law. In spite of brave attempts by the campaign group United Expats of the Netherlands, The extremely popular tax break which attracted huge numbers of highly-skilled professionals to...

Expats in EU warned to exchange UK driving licences before Brexit

Expats in EU warned to exchange UK driving licences before Brexit
The British Foreign Office is urging UK expats in Europe to exchange their UK driving licenses in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. Although the warning comes possibly too late as regards some EU member states' bureaucratic procedures, it’s an unpleasant fact that a no-deal Brexit on 29 March will render all British drivers’ licenses...

Would a second referendum exclude long-stay UK expats in EU?

Would a second referendum exclude long-stay UK expats in EU?
As the possibility of a second Brexit referendum creeps nearer, would the 15-year disenfranchisement still apply to long-stay UK expats in Europe? One year after it was first introduced, the Votes for Life bill is still crawling its way slowly through the British parliamentary process, meaning it may well not be passed in time to let...

Ponzi schemes steal millions from expats in the Gulf States region

Ponzi schemes steal millions from expats in the Gulf States region
Muslim investors all across the Gulf States poured their cash into Ponzi schemes set up by Heera Group and lost the lot. Many thousands of expat workers and citizens in the UAE and other Gulf States were enticed into investing in financial instruments promising ‘guaranteed’ 36 per cent returns. The so-called investment plans were...

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen
The British Brexit team’s announcement that UK nationals living in EU member states will only get their state pension annual increases if the EU reciprocates has struck fear and fury into the hearts of UK expats in Europe. The 11–page policy paper entitled ‘Citizens’ Rights’ states lawmakers want to preserve the triple lock...

Expat communities and Spanish tourism still at risk from post-Brexit flight ban

Expat communities and Spanish tourism still at risk from post-Brexit flight ban
If you’ve just bought your Spanish dream home with the intent to visit occasionally until you retire, Brexit could wreck your plans. Ever since the referendum result was announced, British-based airline bosses have been trying to find a way around EU regulations which would halt all UK-based flights across Europe including those to...

Shock Andalusian election result could impact British expats post-Brexit

Shock Andalusian election result could impact British expats post-Brexit
As if British expats in Spain and those attempting a fast move to the Costas don’t have enough problems, the rise of the right in Spanish politics could well spell even more difficulties for foreign residents. After the shock results of the Andalusia elections were announced, former Europe minister Denis McShane sounded an alarm warning...

European Court of Justice throws out Brit expat referendum challenge

European Court of Justice throws out Brit expat referendum challenge
British retired expats in EU member states have lost their referendum challenge based on disenfranchisement. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has rejected a case brought by Harry Shindler and others which claimed the 2016 Brexit referendum was invalid due to over a million British expats being blocked from voting. The French...