Articles tagged as "Brexit"

Articles tagged as "Brexit" : 50 articles

Spanish expats in UK contribute £802 million to British economy

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

The enduring love affair between Spain and the UK – the occasional Gibraltar-themed spats aside – should serve as a reminder to those who wish to paint a picture of a divided Europe that even countries as ‘different’ as Britain and Spain share a great deal of love, respect and admiration for one another…

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Author: 03/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Of course you can stay in Spain, minister tells British expats

Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told the BBC: "Many Brits come to Spain to live or retire; we want to keep it that way."

Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told the BBC: “Many Brits come to Spain to live or retire; we want to keep it that way.”

Worries about Brexit and its potential fallout may have vanished from the headlines in recent months, but for many people they remain an irritant, a background noise of unanswered questions and worrisome “what ifs”.

And while there is still unlikely to be any 100% bonafide decision any time soon on exactly what Brexit means for Brits and EU citizens, the noises being made by politicians with a say and a sway in the matter are positive ones indeed…

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Author: 25/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s popularity could trigger 5% holiday price rise next year, says Thomas Cook

Worth the increase: Spain is already great value for money, so a slight increase is money worth paying.

Worth the increase: Spain is already great value for money, so a slight increase is money worth paying.

Thomas Cook, the leading travel agent, has told British holidaymakers that their Spanish getaway in 2018 is likely to be around 5-10% more expensive than this year due to a combination of increased demand and the weaker pound…

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Author: 29/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Cool heads needed as Catalonia “self rule” vote nears

Catalans will vote on October 1 on whether the region should break away from Spain. The problem is, the result will not be binding.

Catalans will vote on October 1 on whether the region should break away from Spain. The problem is, the result will not be binding.

Politics has the propensity to get messy quickly, perhaps more so in Spain than in most other European nations. Decades of fascist Franco rule kept a lid on regional tensions and whims by the use of force; and since 1976 Spain’s existence and progress as a successful European state has hinged largely on the promise and reality of an improved standard of living for all…

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Author: 25/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Brit expats in EU to continue receiving annual pension increase

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

Expat British pensioners who live in the European Union (EU) are to be reassured that their pensions will continue to rise each year after Brexit, reports the Daily Telegraph.

According to official documents released by the British government, British state pensions will not be ‘frozen’ in March 2019 – the month in which the UK is expected to leave the EU…

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Author: 15/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain poised for fifth consecutive annual increase in tourism

 

What's boosting Spain's tourism? Brits, city breaks, and the threat of terrorism elsewhere...

What’s boosting Spain’s tourism? Brits, city breaks, and the threat of terrorism elsewhere…

Spain is on course to smash last year’s tourism figures, which will mean that the country will register five straight years of annual increases in visitors, new data from tourism industry group Exceltur has shown.

The group forecasts tourism in 2017 to increase by 4.1% compared to 2016, which would see visitor numbers run close to 80 million for the year, if correct…

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Author: 26/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Number of pensionable-age Brits living in Spain doubles in past decade

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

A recent joint study conducted by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) has found that the number of Britons aged 65 and over living in Spain has more than doubled over the last ten years…

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Author: 24/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s king to speak at UK parliament this week

Spain's King Felipe will address British politicians at the House of Commons this week.

Spain’s King Felipe will address British politicians at the House of Commons this week.

The King and Queen of Spain jet into the UK this week for a three day-long Royal excursion that will see the couple take in a visit to Buckingham Palace, a dinner at Clarence House, a business workshop in the City of London, and a trip to the House of Commons, where King Felipe is expected to address Parliament…

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Author: 11/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain still main draw for Brits seeking property abroad, finds survey

Spain is still the main attraction for Brits wishing to buy a property overseas.

Spain is still the main attraction for Brits wishing to buy a property overseas.

Ever since last June’s EU Referendum result, doom-mongers have been predicting that the British pound would sink without a trace, and would-be UK buyers would be scared away from investing in overseas property…

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Author: 20/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Mobile roaming charges in EU to end on June 15

Swipe, tap and text to your heart's content from June 15 when abroad elsewhere in the EU.

Swipe, tap and text to your heart’s content from June 15 when abroad elsewhere in the EU.

There is nothing worse than returning from a relaxing holiday or visit to friends and family in Spain than to be hit with a hefty mobile phone bill.

While it is true that costs for using your mobile abroad have fallen sharply over the past few years, the very notion of being charged more simply for crossing country boundaries – particularly in a continent as interconnected as Europe – has always felt slightly opportunistic on the part of mobile service providers…

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Author: 02/06/2017 [0] Comments 
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