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Airlines warning Brits not to book flights to Europe after March 2019

Airlines warning Brits not to book flights to Europe after March 2019
Britishers planning to travel to Europe after March 2019 can expect warnings from airlines that their flights may not be able to leave. Airlines serving routes between the UK and Europe, American or other worldwide destinations are preparing website warnings stating tickets booked for flights after March 2019 might not be honoured. Every...

Cold calling scammers get more time to con emigrating retirees

Cold calling scammers get more time to con emigrating retirees
Financial fraudsters are stepping up their efforts to con would-be expats out of their pension savings as the UK government’s cold-calling silencing plan is put on the back burner. The British government’s promise to crack down on cold-calling by pension scammers has now been shelved for at least a year, due to ‘legal issues’...

Expats need more reliable info on pension options

Expats need more reliable info on pension options
Experts in the field of expat finance are now realising clients are being short-changed by their providers once they stop paying in to their pension funds. Debates over the rights of deferred members who stop contributing to their pension but still have a fund are hotting up in the trade after research revealed under a third of providers...

Barnier puts British expats onward movement rights on back burner

Barnier puts British expats onward movement rights on back burner
The post-Brexit rights of UK expats already living in Europe to move to another EU country are being pushed back by the EU negotiating team. Future movements by UK expats already in Europe are not to be the subject of any discussions for the foreseeable future, according to the EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Campaigners working to...

Rerun of dementia tax could cause post Brexit problems for expats

Rerun of dementia tax could cause post Brexit problems for expats
A throwaway comment by a UK government minister about raiding property to pay long-term care bills could prove problematic for UK expats. The hated, and at present discontinued, so-called ‘dementia tax’ which forced the sale of property owned by Britons in care homes could soon be re-established. The government’s Care Minister...

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam
Twenty-four Irish emigrants are being held in detention in Australia and awaiting deportation after having their visas cancelled for running a roof-fixing scam. The arrests were made after police searched a caravan park in the Hazelmere area of Perth, Western Australia, and took seven “people of interest” into custody, according to the...

EU president issues migration warning to UK

EU president issues migration warning to UK
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that it would be wrong to portray Eastern Europeans as criminals as most of them “earn their wages”. The UK has recently introduced more stringent immigration laws, and Cameron has stated that Europeans on low pay in Britain should not have...

New Zealand government offers new immigration advisor guide

New Zealand government offers new immigration advisor guide
A new guide aimed at would-be immigrants to New Zealand is focusing on the need for those seeking visas to apply only via licensed immigration consultants. The Guide to Licensed Immigration Advisors is being issued after reports of fraud by unlicensed immigration firms preying on would-be migrants. The guide is being issued in several...

Expat Scots barred from voting in independence referendum

Expat Scots barred from voting in independence referendum
Scotland’s controversial referendum on independence from the rest of the UK is not likely to represent the views of all Scots as those not living north of the border are banned from voting. Expatriate Scots, whether they’re living just across the border in England or working in distant countries half-way across the world, are all...

Canada temporary foreign worker programme faces first legal challenge

Canada temporary foreign worker programme faces first legal challenge
Canada’s controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Programme, already unpopular with employers, is now facing a legal challenge by a Labrador businesscouple. Introduced in its reformed version in June by Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, himself a former immigration minister, the programme includes the Labour Market...