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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...

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...

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...

Japan gearing up to be an expat destination

Japan gearing up to be an expat destination
As the West moves to close its borders, Japan is slowly letting more foreigners in. For literally centuries, Japan has been more than reluctant to allow immigration, due to its fear of losing its iconic culture and ethnicity, but its ageing, shrinking population has spurred PM Shinzo Abe to imagine the unimaginable. Earlier this month,...

Brit expats see glimmer of hope in massive new Brexit poll

Brit expats see glimmer of hope in massive new Brexit poll
The results of a massive new Brexit poll are buoying up the hopes of British expats in the EU, but will politicians take notice? As the Brexit nightmare grinds on and British expats living in EU member states grow ever more fearful of a no-deal exit, the results of a huge, nationwide poll are telling it like it really is. The poll,...

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports
Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, there’s been a massive surge in the number of Brits applying for Irish passports. In the year before the referendum, some 46,000 applications for Irish passports were processed, all of which went to citizens in mainland UK rather than to Northern Ireland. By the beginning of...

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances
According to leading financial advice firms, all British expats should now be reviewing their financial strategies in the light of a possible no-deal Brexit. The news that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is setting aside some £500 million in preparation for a no-deal Brexit is sending shivers up the spines of a good number of British...

Brit and German unis join together to save EU research grants

Brit and German unis join together to save EU research grants
A famous UK university is working with its German equivalent to get round the Brexit effect on EU research funding. The threat to UK universities’ EU research funding caused by Brexit could recede due to a plan by two leading world universities, with academics in the UK have fearing the ending of EU research grants ever since the...

Cyprus pledges residency rights for British expats

Cyprus pledges residency rights for British expats
As time runs out and a no-deal Brexit looms, the Cyprus government has decided British expats who’ve been living on the island for five years by December 31, 2020 will be given residency rights which include their family members. The Cypriot Interior Ministry’s announcement came as a huge relief for worried British expats on the...

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs
For British expat retirees in EU member states, the position as regards annuity payments and SIPPs post-Brexit has been as clear as mud. For Britons already retired in EU member states as well as those approaching retirement and planning to head overseas, the ongoing confusion about pension payments has caused stress and fear. Advisors...