Each year some 600,000 people move to the UK. A large proportion of those are British people coming back. They may have been living abroad for work, for their health, for early retirement, or with their parents. Many of them will be entitled to benefits. But to claim benefits when returning to the UK your first requirement will be to pass the Habitual Residence Test.
For many of our readers coming back to Britain after living abroad, one of the concerns is whether they can still access the NHS and other medical services. Fortunately, the answer is a yes, with no time requirement after moving back. Here’s how to access healthcare when returning to the UK, plus what help with costs you could be entitled to.
If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the UK property market by buying a flat, with prices more affordable since Brexit, you’ll find it’s a little different to overseas. For starters, what’s the difference between leasehold and freehold? Here are our top tips on what to consider when viewing a flat in the UK.
With the pound falling by up to 10% against many global currencies in the past three months, buyers from overseas are taking advantage of the decimated prices. And with prices falling in the capital anyway, due to Brexit uncertainty, both returning expats and long-term investors are finding value in the biggest buyer’s market for over a decade. One thing we know, UK estate agents will be thrilled to see you!
For anyone looking to profit from property investment, the old rules about avoiding debt may as well be thrown out. So long as it’s the right kind of debt, explains Alex Marshall. You just need to take your opportunities and remember the property investor’s golden rule…