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Operation Airlift Underway For Brits Stranded Abroad

The British government is working with partner airlines to bring thousands of stranded travellers back to the UK. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has set aside £75 million to help pay for the airlift involving British Airways, Virgin and EasyJet. He is also calling for international collaboration between government and airlines to get marooned travellers to … Read more

Expat Landlords Get Buy To Let Mortgage Aid

The financial pain of coronavirus uncertainty for buy to let landlords has been eased by the housing minister. Secretary for Housing Robert Jenrick is extending a mortgage lifeline to landlords who pass on the help to tenants who cannot pay the rent due to illness or the loss of income due to the deadly virus. … Read more

Financial Package On The Way For Self-Employed

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Financial support is coming for freelance and self-employed expats who pay their taxes in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised. In his last Prime Minister’s Questions in a sparse House of Commons before Easter, Johnson announced ministers were “working as fast as we possibly can to get the appropriate package of support for everybody … Read more

Support For Dropping Helicopter Cash Takes Off

The time for more governments to consider dropping helicopter money on households trapped in dire financial straits due to the coronavirus outbreak is with us, says financial experts. Central banks are running out of weapons and strategies to counter the bottom falling out of the world economy as the deadly illness threatens to hold nations … Read more

Cost Of Living Overseas Is A Shock For Expats

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The cost of living in a new country is a concern for many expats who find their bills are higher than expected. Half are forking out more than planned after moving, research by Axa Global Healthcare reveals. Expats with families are especially hard hit, with 40% shocked by the cost of higher education and one … Read more

Spending Cash Is Becoming A Thing Of The Past

The days of handing over cash could be numbered as the economy is in a shift to digitisation, warn campaigners. New laws are needed to protect the pound in the pocket, says lobby group Access to Cash Review. And they are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to take urgent action to protect spending money in … Read more

Builders Scamming Online Find-A-Trader Sites

Unscrupulous builders are scamming online find-a-trader platforms by bribing customers to post fake reviews, a web site owner claims. Even though thousands of home owners rely on honest review sites when making a choice about which tradesmen to hire, customers are offered cash discounts to post favourable reviews of their work. The revelation comes from … Read more

Email signature slip-up costs land seller £25,000

A lawyer has cost a client selling land £25,000 with a slip up over an automated electronic signature. The lawyer sent an email confirming the sale for £175,000 by email with an auto-generated signature block – and later tried to back out of the deal claiming no contracts had been signed by both parties as … Read more

Best And Worst Cities To Live For Expats

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The Syrian capital of Damascus is rated the worst place to live in after suffering from years of civil war, according to a new global survey. The city scored a measly 30.7 points out of an ideal score of 100 to come bottom from 140 cities in the 2019 Economist Liveability Survey. Not far behind … Read more

No Deal Brexit State Pension Bombshell For Expats

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The British government will safeguard state pension uplifts for expats in Europe for three years after Brexit – with future rises dependent on negotiating a new agreement. The hammer blow was meant to reassure state pensioners overseas, but has had the opposite effect. Around 222,000 British expats live in the European Economic Area (EEA), together … Read more