Brexit update: Boris signals softening on controls

The British Prime Minister’s mention this week that his government is planning to abandon the plan to ensure all EU migrants to the UK must be coming for jobs paying over £30,000 suggests that “freedom of movement” could be less of an issue than anticipated for those moving to Italy. Indeed, for most people looking for a new life in Italy, Brexit shouldn’t be the end of your plans, but just the start!
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What can you buy in Portugal for the price of the average UK house?

Portugal’s property market is booming, and yet prices in many areas are still below their UK equivalent. The average British home costs £230,000, or around €250,000 and, for that, you’ll be looking at a small semi-detached home. In Portugal, you could find yourself by the beach, in a swish modern apartment, or a historic farmhouse in the countryside.
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Where are the best places to move to Portugal for families?

It easy to quickly gain a sense of how life is in Portugal for families. Visit any local restaurant on a summer evening and you’ll see children dining with the adults. They’re often there until way past a British “bed time!” Many people hark back to those times when children went out alone to play with their friends, heading back only as darkness fell. In many parts of Portugal, it can still feel like that. It’s therefore unsurprising that many people consider Portugal an interesting place to move with their families.
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Holiday lettings in France

Buying a property that will earn its keep as a holiday letting in France is a big part of many British buyer’s ‘French dream’. Some buyers hope to fund their new French lifestyle by buying a home with an annex to convert to a gîte and earn some extra income. How viable is that and what are the opportunities and challenges of running such a business?
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Spain more popular than ever….

New data shows that the British love affair with Spain shows no sign of abating, and Brexit isn’t going to get in our way! Spain also won plaudits as one of the top ten places in the world to retire, with its healthcare and lifestyle particularly praised.
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