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How to Move to Germany

Guide to: Moving to Germany Germany, stereotypically known as an orderly and uptight country also happens to be one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries in the European Union. Birthplace to important historical figures such as Bach, Beethoven and Goethe. Germany is rich in culture, history and architecture with a diverse landscape, they also have a surprising amount of festivals and community celebrations to be enjoyed! The German economy is the largest on the continent; with a population of 81 million, Germany has one of the lowest rates of unemployment at only 5.2% and because of this the job market…

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10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats

10 Safety Tips for Travelling Expats There is an extraordinary amount of information and advice readily available to travellers – below we have put together 10 of the best tips to aid you on your adventures! Visit your potential new home before you dive in If you plan on staying in one place for a number of months, it is worth visiting for a week or 2 and renting an apartment to make sure that the reality meets your expectations. It’s important that you feel comfortable and secure in your new potential surroundings, so be sure to carry out some daily…

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How to Relocate to Spain

How to Relocate to Spain If the sunny climate of Spain appeals to you then you may be one of nearly 400,000 Brits that opt to swap their rain macs and Sunday roast for espadrilles and paella on a permanent basis. As well as the promise of glorious weather and a slower pace of life, crime rates have dropped by a minimum of 3% in recent years and a stable, strong economy remains. Although it is advisable to have enough funds to be financially secure without working for several months; Preparation is key, even if you are not planning on starting…

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International Removals – How Does it Work?

International Removals – How Does it Work? “Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”- Henry Miller So, you have made the mammoth decision to move abroad, and who could blame you? The climates and cultures of faraway lands coupled with the promise of new adventures in both work and play are enough to make anyone question staying the UK at some point in their lives. Whether you are pursuing a change in career or are taking some time out of the daily grind, there are some critical points to consider to ensure a smooth transition…

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How To Guide On Moving To and Living In Australia

Guide To Moving To Australia Moving to Australia is highly appealing to many people – the sun, sea and sand seems a lot better than a lot of the dreary days we are too often faced with here on the British Isles! Of course, it’s not all about the sunshine, and there are many reasons to immigrate to Australia, from career opportunities right through to quality of life and more. There are a few different ways of making the dream a reality, from using the temporary visa system in place for 18-30 year olds, or moving permanently either through a sponsor…

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How To Guide On Moving To and Living In America

Guide To Moving To America Moving to America is not a decision you can take lightly. Moving requires a lot of thought and pre-preparation, not unlike when you choose to move to any other country in the world. However, when it comes to the United States, the culture – although seemingly so very Western like our own – is actually very different, and can vary across each of the fifty different states. Americans do not take the decision to let foreigners move into their country lightly, and for that reason, you will have to adhere to very strict visa rules, which…

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CML Says Housing Market Sitting on a Plateau

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said that the UK housing market is now “sitting on a plateau”, backing previous claims by experts that the rise in prices had slowed. According to the CML gross mortgage lending totaled £17.8bn last month, falling 1 per cent from August 2014. However, the figure was still 10% higher compared with the same period in 2013. Furthermore, it was reported that activity in London had finally slowed, too, after prices rose 19.7% in August this year. It now appears that worries the Bank of England might have had about a UK housing market ‘bubble’…

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UK Property Prices Rise 11.7%: Has It Peaked?

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistic (ONS) show that there are now six regions in the UK where the average property price is now higher than the pre-financial crisis peak of late 2007. With UK house prices up 11.7% nationwide in the year to the end of July, experts are now wondering if the housing market has peaked or if it is set to keep rising. Unsurprisingly, the biggest rise was in London, with housing prices up a massive 19.1%, meaning the average property price in London is now over £500,000, according to the ONS.  The East and…

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What Would Scottish Independence Mean For Removal and Storage Companies?

As the nation waits patiently for the results of the Scottish independence vote, businesses across the UK are starting to wonder what an independent Scotland would mean for them.  Concerns that restrictions and regulations will hinder cross-border travel have left the UK removal and storage market yearning for answers. It would take 18 months until Scotland became independent if the ‘Yes’ vote wins. This means the country would become independent in the same year that it plans to hold its parliamentary elections, leading to concerns currently proposed polices could change depending on government. The current Scottish Government has said it “plans…

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Construction Sector Rises for Sixteenth Consecutive Month in Further Economic Boost

Despite shortages in supply doing their best to hold back the construction sector’s growth, August has actually seen it expand at the fastest pace recorded in the past seven months. August is the sixteenth consecutive month that the Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers’ Index has been above the level that indicates growth, this month rising to 64 from the 62.4 recorded in July. Because vendors have been recording slow delivery times (the slowest, in fact, since records began in 1997), economists had expected a fall, and they were surprised to see the opposite occur. However, Markit said that because the amount of…

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