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UK intelligence says expat Neil Heywood was not a spy

UK intelligence says expat Neil Heywood was not a spy
As reported by the BBC, the British foreign secretary is denying claims that Neil Heywood – a murder victim in China last November - may have been involved in British intelligence. Intelligence member William Hague stated that the victim was not a staff member of the UK government in any way. It is not typical for ministers to talk about...

BBC to film UK immigrant lifestyle in NZ

BBC to film UK immigrant lifestyle in NZ
As reported by Voxy, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is ready to give New Zealand another burst of prime-time TV exposure to an audience of millions. The BBC will be spending five weeks filming in New Zealand for a long-running TV series called “Wanted DownUnder” – in which 'typical' UK families explore the prospect of beginning...

Cambridge study suggests UK immigration may push down house prices

Cambridge study suggests UK immigration may push down house prices
Areported by the Telegraph, even a tiny influx of foreign immigrants into a particular area can produce noticeable effects on the monetary value of local estates as wealthy people move away, reveals a Cambridge study. The research, which is the first of its kind, goes against the popular belief that immigrants push up house prices, making...

Expats in Spain battle for homes

Posted on March 14, 2012 in Spain UK
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Expats in Spain battle for homes
As reported by This Is Money, expats in Spain are battling to save their homes after losing their life savings to an Icelandic bank's equity release programme. Hundreds of forgotten UK victims of failed bank Landsbanki are now on the verge of having their properties foreclosed after a legal battle of four years. Many victims are retired...

Half of UK citizens consider emigrating overseas for retirement

Half of UK citizens consider emigrating overseas for retirement
As reported by The Telegraph, nearly 50% of UK citizens are considering emigrating to a cheaper place overseas in order to enjoy a higher living standard during retirement, reveal new data. Many say the situation is akin to the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, where a group of UK pensioners relocates to India to flee from the...

Chinese elite migrate overseas for children's education

Chinese elite migrate overseas for children's education
As reported by English Eastday, a rising number of China's elite are transferring their money to foreign nations via investment immigration, as most families are seeking better educational options for their children. On average, over 10 billion yuan (US $1.59bn) of wealth has been leaving China every year via emigration since 2009, as 80%...

Emigrating doctors cost Tanzania $2 billion in brain drain

 Emigrating doctors cost Tanzania $2 billion in brain drain
Tanzania is one of nine sub-Saharan nations which have invested nearly $2 billion in training doctors without finally seeing the benefits due to emigrating doctors and brain drainage, according to a new study. The study published by the British Medical Journal reports that nine sub-Saharan African countries (Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia,...

Bogus immigrant weddings halted in Leeds

Bogus immigrant weddings halted in Leeds
As reported in the BBC, nearly 70 bogus marriages involving immigrants to the UK were stopped by immigration officers in a one month period thanks to a scheme which monitored an active downtown register office. The UK Border Agency appeared at the scene to halt two nuptials involving men living in the nation illegally. The nuptial services...

N.Z. worker emigration to Australia may cause labour shortage

N.Z. worker emigration to Australia may cause labour shortage
As reported by Business Week, a record emigration of New Zealanders in 2011 seeking jobs and higher pay in Australia is risking the country’s earthquake-affected economy weak to a labour shortage during reconstruction. A record high of 45,863 New Zealand citizens permanently relocated to Australia by Dec. 31 2011, according to a recent...

British pensioner emigrates after council tax jail term

British pensioner emigrates after council tax jail term
A female pensioner who has been jailed twice for refusing to pay council tax due to high levels of crime in her street has decided to emigrate. Josephine Rooney, 75, has decided to move to Ireland, after giving up a decade-long fight to change her neighbourhood, reports the Daily Mail. Rooney said she is “fed up” with syringes being...