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UK Non-residents could lose tax-free allowance

UK Non-residents could lose tax-free allowance

Hundreds of thousands of non-residents could lose their tax-free allowance on UK earnings, under Treasury proposals. It says the UK’s allowance is higher and, combined with restrictions in other countries,…

Before considering surrogacy overseas do your research, advises FCO

Before considering surrogacy overseas do your research, advises FCO

Foreign and Commonwealth Office urges prospective parents considering surrogacy overseas to get legal advice. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is today encouraging prospective parents to seek professional legal advice…

Revised guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK

Revised guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK

Guidelines include information on general malaria prevention, country recommendations and anti-malarial drug information. The Public Health England (PHE) Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) has published revised Guidelines for Malaria…

UK Passport workers go on strike over staffing and pay

UK Passport workers go on strike over staffing and pay

Hundreds of passport workers across the UK have gone on strike in a dispute over staff numbers and pay. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said the action was…

New report shows FCO helped thousands of British Nationals overseas

New report shows FCO helped thousands of British Nationals overseas

New figures show fall in some serious types of consular case, but FCO still helped over 17,000 British people last year. The British Behaviour Abroad report 2014, published today, highlights…

Consular statistics for the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Consular statistics for the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Foreign Office releases details of consular assistance provided to England fans during the World Cup in Brazil It is estimated that twenty thousand England fans visited Brazil over the course…

Visa-free access to EU Schengen area

Visa-free access to EU Schengen area

From 9 June 2014, all British Overseas Territories citizens (BOTCs), British Overseas citizens (BOCs), British Protected Persons (BPPs), and British Subjects (BS) will be allowed to travel visa free to…

Additional measures in place overseas to help British Nationals who need a new or replacement passport

Additional measures in place overseas to help British Nationals who need a new or replacement passport

Her Majesty‚Äôs Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014. However, demand continues…

Young Brits putting family finances at risk overseas

Young Brits putting family finances at risk overseas

FCO and ABTA issue warning to young British travellers about the importance of travel insurance. Travelling abroad uninsured can cost thousands if a trip goes wrong. Yet according to new…

Cuts in passport service in the UK hits expat applications causing chaos

Cuts in passport service in the UK hits expat applications causing chaos

For the people of Britain the backlog and workload problems are causing annoyance and anger, but this has now spread overseas as expats are finding their applications caught up in…