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BVI residents start campaign against new expat regularisation rules

BVI residents start campaign against new expat regularisation rules
In a surprising update on the BVI’s expat regularisation initiative, concerned citizens are hitting social media to persuade lawmakers to vote against the new law. Local residents in the British Virgin Islands have formed a protest group against the new law and are using social media to urge lawmakers to vote it out. A committee has...

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements
A warning about strict income tests has been issued to UK expats already living and working in France and those planning to do so in the near future. Despite the present uncertainty about Brexit and France’s previous request that all British expats get their cartes de sejour, it seems the French government is already forcing Brits whose...

Seasteading Andaman Sea couple in hiding after death penalty threat

Seasteading Andaman Sea couple in hiding after death penalty threat
An USA expat and his Thai girlfriend are facing the death penalty for seasteading off Thailand’s sea coast. For adventurous expatriates, the sky used to be the limit, but in this case it’s the sea which was the location for a couple’s chosen 'des res'. Expat Bitcoin investor and seasteader Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend...

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet
As the British government attempts to manipulate lawmakers by tying in vital carers’ allowances with frozen pensions, expats and lawmakers’ fight to get full pensions is heating up. The frozen pension scandal isn’t just confined to countries where there’s no reciprocal agreement between the two governments, as it’s totally...

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case
Is this the way forward for British expats desperately needing free movement? The crowdfunder appeal by French lawyer Julian Fouchet is now closed, having reached within €1,000 of its target. The appeal was to enable the dedicated advocate to bring his case before France’s State Council on behalf of British expats desperate to retain...

UK MPs join fight for expat losers in PremierFX scam

UK MPs join fight for expat losers in PremierFX scam
One of the first risks encountered by newly-arrived expats is that of being scammed out of their savings by dodgy financial advisors working illegally in popular retirement destinations. It’s a sad fact of emigration to a new land overseas that many new arrivals are befriended by seemingly friendly expatriates looking to defraud them...

New UK laws to protect expat landlords as well as tenants

New UK laws to protect expat landlords as well as tenants
If you’re looking to supplement your UK state and private pensions via buy-to-let investments in the home country, it’s wise to keep an eye on new taxes and laws. This March, two important changes affecting both letting agents and landlords will become law, with one benefiting expat investors and the other causing a few problems for...

UK expats in Australia facing private pension transfer problems

UK expats in Australia facing private pension transfer problems
British expat retirees in Australia and those planning to arrive post-Brexit may be hit by the economic fallout resulting from the UK’s EU divorce. Although Brexit, whatever its final result, is unlikely to have a negative effect on British pension transfers to Oz, UK retirees may well lose out on their returns as sterling crashes....

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....