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Review of consular assistance following British murder and manslaughter cases overseas

Review of consular assistance following British murder and manslaughter cases overseas

FCO publishes results of review of consular assistance after a murder or manslaughter overseas. In 2014, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Consular Assistance Department conducted a review of the support…

Changes to UK birth and death registration overseas

Changes to UK birth and death registration overseas

Phase two of the transfer to the UK, of overseas birth and death registrations of British Citizens will begin on 8 September. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is changing the…

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,…

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…

Possible changes to expat Brits’ access to the NHS

Possible changes to expat Brits’ access to the NHS

British expats living in Thailand and elsewhere overseas may soon be eligible for free National Health Service (NHS) treatment and prescriptions on visits to the United Kingdom, after a recent…

HMRC campaign targets offshore account holders in fresh clamp-down on tax evasion

HMRC campaign targets offshore account holders in fresh clamp-down on tax evasion

Chancellor George Osborne launches the campaign as G20 ministers agree next steps in global fight against tax avoidance and evasion. As G20 ministers welcome a new global standard to automatic…

New British Business Centre opens in Thailand

New British Business Centre opens in Thailand

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) launch the new business hub for UK SMEs. The British Business Centre was officially opened by Mark…

Motorists are warned about driving licence renewal reminders received by text or email.

Motorists are warned about driving licence renewal reminders received by text or email.

A message for Brits with UK driving licences DVLA has been made aware that some customers have received text messages or emails regarding a licence which is due for renewal.…