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Living in the UK : How the UK rates as an expat destination

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Living in the UK has a lot to offer expats, especially professionals. Let’s have a look at what expats report about living in the UK, including the benefits as well as the drawbacks.

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Theresa May to make it more difficult for Aussies planning to move to the UK

In launching the UK conservative party's new election manifesto, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new policies that will make it more difficult for Australians to find work and move to the UK, and it will now cost Australians…
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What Expats Should Know about the UK Healthcare System

The UK Healthcare system (or the NHS - National Health Service) is one of Britain's most famous and cherished institutions.  However, what rights do expats have to use it? One of the most amazing things about becoming an expat in the…
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Quick Facts for Australians Moving to London

London is one of the most dynamic and fast-paced cities on the planet. But what it makes it such a unique place is that despite being a cultural, business and artistic hub, it is also a great place for setting up home and raising kids. It offers…
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Tips for Expats Renting an Apartment in London

Choosing the right place to live can affect almost every aspect of your life. As an Australian renting an apartment in London, there are a few major differences involved in the process that you should be aware of. Whilst London (and the UK in…
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Surviving Your First European Winter

The prospect of your first European winter should rightly be filling you with not only excitement but also a tingle of fear for what lies ahead in some of the world's chilliest places. Coming from an environment of balmy days and cool, yet…
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2017 sports calendar for Aussies in London

So that you can plan your year ahead in between work and European travels, we thought all the expat Aussies in London (and Europe) would appreciate a summary of all the sporting events happening in London and the UK for 2017.  In this article,…
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First Ever Direct Australia to London Flight To Commence in 2018

Flying Australia to London just got alot easier with Qantas today announcing that it will start the first direct flights from Australia to London in March 2018, when Perth will become the Australia hub for the 17 hour Perth to London non-stop…
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What is the best option to convert british pounds to Australian dollars?

Are you wanting to get the best exchange rate when you convert british pounds to Australian dollars?  In this article we review a number of options to identify how you can ensure you get the maximum amount of Australian dollars when transferring your…
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What Brexit Means For Australian Expats?

The result from the Brexit referendum seems to have taken everyone by surprise, and many people don't appear to have thought about what happens the day after a Brexit vote.   Here, I share my views on what Brexit means for Australian Expats? What…
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What does Brexit mean for the British pound vs Australian dollar?

Whether you’ve seen it on the news, read it in the newspapers or witnessed its dramatic effects on OFX's live Market Rates page, the European Union (EU) referendum has taken centre stage in recent months. As we get closer to 23rd June 2016,…

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