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Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements
A warning about strict income tests has been issued to UK expats already living and working in France and those planning to do so in the near future. Despite the present uncertainty about Brexit and France’s previous request that all British expats get their cartes de sejour, it seems the French government is already forcing Brits whose...

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit
Expat business travellers reliant on visa-free entries with a British passport may be stymied post-Brexit. The value of a passport is calculated by the number of countries which allow visa-free entry, an important issue for expats and business travellers looking to save time and money. Prior to the Brexit referendum, the British passport...

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet
As the British government attempts to manipulate lawmakers by tying in vital carers’ allowances with frozen pensions, expats and lawmakers’ fight to get full pensions is heating up. The frozen pension scandal isn’t just confined to countries where there’s no reciprocal agreement between the two governments, as it’s totally...

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives
The Brexit extension may give companies more time to adjust to whatever comes next, but for UK expats in Europe, EU expats in Britain and Brits planning to emigrate it’s just another six months of stress and uncertainty. British in Europe and the 3Million, both campaigning for citizens’ rights, are now demanding an ‘immediate end to...

Expat families and pensioners in one small corner of France

Expat families and pensioners in one small corner of France
The northern, coastal region of Brittany is the real France, without the glitz of Paris and the Cote d’Azure but with a caring community based on family and friends. Over the past several decades, some 14,000 Brits have made the short trip across the English Channel to their new lives and haven’t regretted the move for a minute....

Getting to grips with the French healthcare system

Getting to grips with the French healthcare system
If you’ve decided to give France a chance post-Brexit, you’ll need to get to grips with its healthcare rules. Once you’ve actually arrived in your chosen destination, how you access the French healthcare system depends on your category as a new expat on the block. If you’re an employee, a legal resident in France, a business owner...

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors
Expat property investors are getting better deals due to the Brexit effect on UK house prices. If investing in a UK buy-to-let property is part of your expatriate financial strategy, now’s the time to take the plunge. Uncertainties due to the chaotic Brexit negotiations and the continuing possibility of a no-deal exit are now slowing...

Emigrating to France to escape Brexit Britain

Emigrating to France to escape Brexit Britain
For decades, Brits who’d had enough of the changes in the home country headed for France as the nearest destination offering a more satisfying lifestyle. The thought of living through the worst predictions about Brexit Britain is causing many who voted to remain in the EU to consider leaving before it’s too late. In the good old days,...

Overseas retirement dreamers caught up in pensions tax grab

Overseas retirement dreamers caught up in pensions tax grab
If you’re working and saving hard in the hope of retiring in upscale comfort overseas, you may be in for a very unpleasant shock via the UK taxman. More than a million workers are now at risk of falling foul of the ‘pensions lifetime allowance’ limit of £1.03 million, with another 1.3 million of those coming up to retirement in the...

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case
Is this the way forward for British expats desperately needing free movement? The crowdfunder appeal by French lawyer Julian Fouchet is now closed, having reached within €1,000 of its target. The appeal was to enable the dedicated advocate to bring his case before France’s State Council on behalf of British expats desperate to retain...