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Expats heading for the Netherlands may be out in the cold this winter

Expats heading for the Netherlands may be out in the cold this winter
Expat entrepreneurs thinking of heading to the Netherlands should note that the country’s housing shortage has forced costs through the roof. The Dutch government is now under pressure to take measures to solve the country’s acute housing shortage as property prices continue to soar. Right now, house prices all over the Netherlands...

Dealing with emergencies as a new expat arrival in Beijing

Dealing with emergencies as a new expat arrival in Beijing
If you’re newly arrived in China and haven’t yet got to grips with Mandarin Chinese, dealing with an emergency can be your worst nightmare. Even in your own country, responding to an emergency situation can be intimidating, but for new arrivals in China it can be an expat’s worst nightmare. Some while ago, English-speaking expats in...

Will Brexit wreck the Spanish property market’s expat buyer sector?

Will Brexit wreck the Spanish property market’s expat buyer sector?
Will a full Brexit mean Spain is less of an option for Britons buying permanent homes? Spain will always be a favourite destination for British retirees and small business entrepreneurs, but how will Brexit affect its popularity over the next five years? Spanish regions such as the Costa Blanca are packed with Brits living a laid-back,...

Expat IFA businesses in the Caymans in for a shock

Expat IFA businesses in the Caymans in for a shock
The Cayman Islands are now heading for an EU blacklist after a failure to stem tax abuse. Both the British Virgin Islands and the Caymans were grey-listed last year due to companies claiming tax advantages although they had little or no economic presence on the islands. As a result of failures to address the situation, the EU has now...

Isle of Man extends its expat relocation initiative for another year

Isle of Man extends its expat relocation initiative for another year
If a career on the Isle of Man seems an attractive proposition, the 2019 relocation incentive has been extended for another year. The programme, known as the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, was originally set up to support employers’ recruitment efforts as well as to increase the population on the island and will now run until the...

Tips on Singapore’s living costs for new expat professionals

Tips on Singapore’s living costs for new expat professionals
Given that Singapore always seems to feature high in the many cost of living surveys, is your reassignment paying enough? Singapore’s reputation as an extremely expensive destination for expat professionals is well deserved, but it has to be said the city-state as a destination is hard to beat for its uniqueness and diversity. It’s...

How to survive being a trailing spouse in a strange land

How to survive being a trailing spouse in a strange land
Being a trailing spouse in the country where English is only slightly the second language can make settling in a nightmare. Many women make the choice to give up their own careers in order to travel overseas as part of an expat family package. The first thing they discover is that being a trailing spouse is far harder than they’d...

Bilingual training for expat children boosts problem solving in adult life

Bilingual training for expat children boosts problem solving in adult life
Expat families in the Czech Republic have concerns over their children’s need to become bilingual. Expat families with very young children are often worried about how to address their need to become bilingual at an early age. Language acquisition takes place from children’s very first year, leaving expat parents planning to live...

Lisbon gets new innovative international school for expat kids

Lisbon gets new innovative international school for expat kids
One of the major issues when relocating overseas with your family is finding the best international school for your children. When it’s essential to accept an overseas reassignment and there’s no option but to have your family come along as well, most parents’ major concern is to ensure their children have the best education...

Survey shows Singapore still an expat favourite

Survey shows Singapore still an expat favourite
Singapore wins again as the best location in the region for expats in general and especially for Asian professionals. Asia is nows firmly in the running as a professional relocation destination for qualified and experienced expatriates from diverse countries. Always a favourite with Westerners, Singapore is now high on the list of...