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British expats relying on seasonal work in Spain are fearing the worst

British expats relying on seasonal work in Spain are fearing the worst
British expats in Spain who rely on seasonal work as an extra income now face being left high and dry. Working through Spain’s tourist season either on daily rates or short term contracts has been a favourite with British expats short of ready cash or on the UK government’s less than generous retirement pensions. Clubs, bars and...

Prague University of Economics is favourite with expat students

Prague University of Economics is favourite with expat students
For British students keen on the expat experience as part of their studies, the Czech Republic’s Prague University of Economics is the perfect choice. In this rapidly-changing world, the total cost of a UK university degree is forcing talented students to search overseas degree-level universities with courses in the English language. For...

British government advises stranded expats to stay where they are

 British government advises stranded expats to stay where they are
British authorities are urging UK tourists and expats trapped overseas to stay where they are whenever possible. At the present time, tens of thousands of British citizens are stranded overseas due to lockdowns, closures and visa issues. The current advice from the British government is to stay put for now, unless onward travel is an...

New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats

New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats
As the level of coronavirus infections in Thailand increases, expats living in the northern city of Chiang Mai are coming together to organise support systems for the most vulnerable. According to British Consul Ben Svasti, the new and appropriately named Chiang Mai Search and Rescue effort is now working with long-established Lanna Care...

Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic

Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic
Expats living in Turkey are having a far easier time than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe. Turkey was a favourite for Western expats right up until the violence of the Arab Spring, but seems now to be regaining its popularity due to its sensitive approach to the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s recently reformed healthcare...

Deadly coronavirus pandemic forces Europe to close down

Deadly coronavirus pandemic forces Europe to close down
Europe is shutting down as the pandemic takes over. Brits who’ve planned to leave the UK for an EU member state by the end of this year may have to either cancel or delay their departure due to the seemingly uncontrollable spread of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not just those heading to the EU who’re affected, as many other...

Extra stamp duty increase on buy to let is bad news for expat investors

Extra stamp duty increase on buy to let is bad news for expat investors
If your expat retirement strategy is based on buy-to-let income, yesterday’s 2020 budget may not be great news. Nowadays, many would-be expats planning their overseas retirement base their investment income on British buy-to-let revenues, with the long term appreciation in house prices an added bonus. Buying and letting out a property...

Is Turkey the answer for expats leaving EU member states?

Is Turkey the answer for expats leaving EU member states?
Given that Iran, Iraq and Syria lie along Turkey’s southeastern border, is the country a good destination for relocating expat retirees? The magnificent city of Istanbul, the Roman ruins along Turkey’s southern and western coastlines, Pamphylia’s sunny, wide beaches and warm seas, the steppes of Anatolia and the mountainous backdrop...

Brit pensions watchdog warns employers over underfunded DBPs

Brit pensions watchdog warns employers over underfunded DBPs
If you’re relying on your workplace defined benefit pension to fund your expat retirement strategy – read on! Britain’s financial watchdog is warning companies against the deliberate underfunding of workplace pensions which could lead to savers being far short of adequate funds for their retirements. The warning came as the...

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era
British expats needing a taste of home could be disappointed once the Nicosia Debenhams closes its doors. For many British expats, a taste of home is almost essential for their health and well-being and is taken into account when deciding on a suitable country for work or retirement. Over the years, businesses in many UK expat hubs have...