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Useful Job Hunting Tips for Expats moving to Australia

November 10, 2014 |

So you’re looking for work in Australia, fortunately unemployment in Australia is at a very low 6.10%, one of the lowest in the world riding off the wave of a solid economy and significant foreign investment. With unemployment levels expected … Read More

Keeping the Vote

November 8, 2014 |

I recently received an email from a fellow blogger, urging me to encourage all expats who read my blogs to vote in the next UK General Election. Apparently, only 30,000 of the 2.5 million expats who have the right to … Read More

When things go wrong – Healthcare abroad in the EU.

November 6, 2014 |

Advice on unplanned treatment abroad

When travelling to another EU country, be it on holiday, for business or to study,  should you fall ill or have an accident you have the same rights to healthcare as people insured … Read More

Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest

November 5, 2014 |

Of New Zealand’s 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury’s population growth rate was above the national average, Statistics New Zealand said last month. In the June 2014 year, Auckland’s population grew by 34,000 (2.3 percent), while Canterbury’s grew by 11,400 … Read More

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

November 4, 2014 |

Whether you are a Brit relocating to the US or anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, or Northern Africa, you will need to get used to driving on the opposite side (or, as they call it, the … Read More

Wearing a Dress to Make a Point

November 1, 2014 |

The Canarian Island of Gran Canaria is well known for its ‘live and let live’ attitude to life, which is one of the reasons why I love this island so much. Whether you are straight, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or … Read More

The Difficult Questions You May Face as an Expat

November 1, 2014 |

When you meet new people, whether in your country of origin or at your new location, personal questions will be asked. It took two moves for me to become accustomed to the seemingly innocent but sometimes pushy “getting to … Read More

Majority of British Expats Unaware of Tax Benefit

October 31, 2014 |

A study carried out by Find UK Property has revealed that most British expats are unaware that they could get up to £10,000 of tax free rental income when they purchase a property in the UK.

The UK currently allows … Read More

Record Net Inflow of Migrants Continues

October 29, 2014 |

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,700 migrants in September 2014. This equals the highest-ever net gains recorded in August 2014 and February 2003.

The increase in monthly net gains over the last … Read More

Impact of changes in the ‘pension death tax’ on QROPS in France

October 27, 2014 |

The Chancellor’s announcement on the removal of the pension death tax creates a field day for clichés! The speech drew widespread approval at the recent Conservative party conference. Osborne has done it again, pulling a ‘rabbit out of the … Read More