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Brexit effect ‘limited’ on UK house prices

28 November 2018

Average house prices have risen in most large British cities since the referendum

What does the chart show?

Since the Brexit vote, average house prices have fallen in just one UK city out of 20 monitored by the Hometrack Cities House Price Index. Published on Wednesday, the index suggests there has been “no immediate deterioration” in the outlook for prices or market activity following the vote to leave the EU.

Only one city, Aberdeen, has seen average prices fall in the two years or so since the referendum. Even London, where there has been a sharp slowdown in activity and falling prices in...

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May hails boosts to UK's industrial strategy

21 November 2018

Inward investment into the UK is boosted by Airbus and Eutelsat orders. Plus, Equinix’s total investment this financial year of £295 million is a “vote of confidence” in London’s future as a premier financial hub.

The UK government’s Industrial Strategy has received a double boost with European orders being received for communications satellite components and an announcement of a major expansion of offshore wind blade expansion.

Airbus and Eutelsat to expand UK operations

Airbus and Eutelsat announced the order on Monday to manufacture satellite components at sites in Portsmouth and Stevenage in a deal said to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Meanwhile,...

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2018 FEM EMEA EMMAs winner of Best Vendor Partnership - Relocation Management Company of the Year announced!

15 November 2018

Winner: Tesco and Icon Relocation

Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) EMEA EMMAs (Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards) 2018

On Friday 9 November 2018, the winner of this year’s Vendor Partnership - Relocation Management Company of the year award was announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the InterContinental O2, London.

The FEM EMMAs are the premier awards for the global mobility and International HR industry and on Friday night, following a highly successful two-day Summit, key figures and leaders gathered to celebrate the brightest and the best in the EMEA region.

Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Head of Content and Events Director at FEM said: “The...

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Best Vendor Partnership - Relocation Management Company

13 November 2018

On Friday 9th November, the winners of this year’s FEM EMEA EMMAs were announced at a momentous Gala Dinner at the riverside InterContinental O2, London.

FEM celebrated its 10-year anniversary and to mark the occasion hosted an awards ceremony with a room brimming with global mobility talent.

The awards for Global Mobility and HR professionals were judged by a panel of independent experts, who commented on the number of new entries and the quality of innovation and fresh ideas in this region. Here we announce who won and include some of what the judges had to say.

Tesco and Icon Relocation

“An innovative...

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UK to provide healthcare coverage for expat retirees in EU

06 November 2018

The British government has introduced a bill aimed at continuing the funding of EU-based Brit expat pensioners’ healthcare in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The government says the bill “seeks to safeguard healthcare for 190,000 expats and 50 million people who travel abroad every year, through agreements with the EU or member states”.

It will establish the basis for a new arrangement allowing the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme to continue after 2020, subject to an agreement with the EU. EHIC grants UK nationals access to free healthcare abroad, and pays for 250,000 medical treatments each year.

For the 190,000 state...

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