Articles about the United Kingdom

Moving to a new country comes with some unique challenges - and who better to answer expats' questions than expats themselves and relocation specialists. Below is a list of helpful articles packed with advice, tips, and first-hand experiences to help expats make a home for themselves in the UK.

5 money-saving tips for making the move to the UK‚Äč

When moving to the UK, costs can stack up alarmingly quickly. See our guide on how to save money when moving to the UK.

Relocation responsibilities: preparing your property in the UK

For expats who are moving abroad, there are a number of things to consider. Preparing your property is a vital part of the relocation process. 

Scotland boasts highest quality of life in the UK

Not sure where in the UK you want to settle? Well, it seems that Edinburgh is the clear favourite, shooting up 97 places over two years to claim the top spot in 2015 when it comes to affordable living costs, high salaries and fast broadband. Read more about how Edinburgh claimed the best quality of life in the region.
 

Raising children in the United Kingdom

Meghan Fenn is an American expat living in Britain, and the author of Bringing Up Brits: Expat Parents Raising Cross-Cultural Kids in Britain. Here she offers her take on the British schooling system and what to consider when raising your children as an expat in the United Kingdom.

Researching schools in the UK

Relocation is a challenge in itself. Add your children to the equation and it’s a whole new ball game. Finding a British curriculum school may be a primary factor in your decision on where you relocate. Read this article about choosing a school in the UK.

Moving your pets to the UK

Travelling internationally with your pets can add an extra level of stress to an already high pressure transition. Pet relocation specialist Caitlin Moore shares her expert tips to make the process of moving your pets to the United Kingdom a little less intimidating.

Doing business in London - a guide for expat entrepreneurs

England's capital is an international city famous for its business and cultural diversity, and as an expat it is simple to start a business in London, says Nicolette Wykeman.
 

Finances 101 for immigrants to the UK

If you are immigrating to the UK to live and work, you will be learning a lot of new day-to-day tasks, including new ways of managing your money. This guide covers all sorts of money matters in the UK from converting your currency, to retiring in your new home country.

Pension planning for British expats

QROPS represents a new landscape of tax and retirement options for British expats, but there is a plenty of misleading and incorrect information written about these schemes. Read more about your pension planning options.
 

5 action-packed reason to be an expat in the UK

We explore the fun side of being an expat in the UK, listing the top 5 activities that'll excite the most adventurous thrill seeker.