Why Australia Is Still An Attractive Option During UK Government Hell

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sandy Dhaliwal

So for those thinking about making the move Down Under for a smooth transition from the UK, why not see if your skills are still needed in Australia, you may be surprised by what you find.

How Technology Has Made It Easier Than Ever To Live Abroad

Patrick Gilligan | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Patrick Gilligan

Whatever your views on the rise of tech; as digital communication continues to improve and remote working becomes easier and more common, so will living abroad.

Expat Un-Brats: Why Taking Your Children Away From Everything They've Known Could Be The Making Of Them

Vicky Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vicky Mitchell

My boy was made in Italy, took his first breath in the UK, cut teeth in Hong Kong, was pre-schooled in Australia and primary schooled back in the UK. His sister's birth certificate bears a picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but her passport's a very regal British burgundy, which was issued in New Zealand.

Five Reasons Why I Want To Raise My Kids Canadian

Helen Dugdale | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Dugdale

The accent, the people, the outdoor lifestyle, plus the slightly slower pace of life than in the UK. My romantic dalliance is with Vancouver after I lived in the city, pre-kids. Since then I've spent far too much time dreaming about moving back.

The UK Has Gone to the Dogs, So Where Can We Escape To?

Jess Melia | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Melia

I've been thinking about moving abroad for years. I've often looked out of my office window and wistfully dreamt of finally doing my Masters in California, reuniting with my friends in Amsterdam, or going to work with giraffes in Kenya. Anything to take my mind off of the dire weather we so often face in England and I can't get away from.

My Thoughts on Emigrating to California Two Years On

Dr Anna Arrowsmith | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Arrowsmith

On this day in 2014, my husband Tim and I exited the LAX immigration offices for the first time as US residents. It was a momentous move that involved selling our home in the beautiful British countryside, leaving all family and friends, uprooting our businesses, shipping our entire house contents and flying two whippets over the Atlantic.

Yes, It IS About the Money

Dr. M Ali Abbasi | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Dr. M Ali Abbasi

The objection to the junior doctor pay deal on offer is not childish petulance, avariciousness or political gaming. Nor is it an attempt to align junior doctor remuneration with financial sector packages. But it IS about money and being paid a fair wage for a demanding job.

Leaving Was Never My Proud

Deirdre Collins | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

Traveling is exciting but not when it's forced upon you. Slowly things began to change, in trickles at first and suddenly a large proportion of my peers had moved abroad, some to the UK others Canada, Australia and it seems everywhere in between.

Migration in the UK and EU: Facts and Figures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Reflections on a Year Past

Anne Look | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There is a kind of loneliness here. Australia forces a sensory of self that holds no prisoners. It's a strange juxtaposition, resting somewhere between a launching pad for the fearless and a refuge for the fearful. You're exposed in your remoteness, yet somehow comforted by the thought of it.

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

The Move

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

By the time I flew home, I was in talks with a newspaper editor in Nairobi and had six weeks to plan my move: five months, one week and one day after R and I had first met. The nearness of my impending departure, this time with a veiled sense of permanence hanging over it, hit my mum a little more.

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Genealogy and Working Your Cornish Roots: Just Find the Holes in the Earth

Scott Phillips | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

f you have any Cornish blood or Cornish branches in your family tree, you are most likely familiar with the adage often repeated to me by my paternal grandfather 'Gramps' Phillipps: "If there is a hole anywhere on earth, you're sure to find a Cornishman at the bottom of it."

The Daily Express's Latest Campaign Flirts With Fascism

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.

Bulgaria: Why It Matters to You

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

For more than a month, every day, tens of thousands of Bulgarians have taken to their streets protesting against a discredited government acting counter to the interest of its people. Scratch the surface and this distant, seemingly abstract, revolution on the EU's Eastern-most edge suddenly becomes relevant to citizens and taxpayers of all European nations.

Building a Better Britain Down Under?

Paul Ward | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Ward

After the Olympics, the British are patriotic but pessimistic, it seems. A recent survey and report undertaken at the University of Huddersfield found that six out of ten people would like to emigrate but want to move to a country that shares a sense of Britishness and its values.

Migrants 'Reduce Jobs For Britons'

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

There are 23 fewer jobs for British workers for every 100 migrants from outside the EU, the Government's immigration advisers said today. An increa...

Migration Hits Record High Of 252,000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

The government's immigration policy has come under attack as statistics revealed net migration hit a record high of 252,000 in 2010. In 2009 net mi...

Pensioner Leaves UK For New Zealand, At The Age Of 102

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

British pensioner, Louise Sydes, has decided to emigrate to New Zealand at the age of 102 because her care home in Kent is being demolished. The th...

Parlez vous, er, English?

Walter Ellis | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Walter Ellis

Education and class have nothing to do with fluency. There are waiters across Europe who speak English infinitely better than most British university professors speak French, German or Italian.

Studying Is The Main Reason For Net Migration

Olivia Williams | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Net migration to the UK increased last year by more than 20 per cent, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics report, published ...