Relocation Destinations
2014 Autumn Statement

News and comment from a relocation perspective on Chancellor George Osborne’s 2014 Autumn Statement

Chalkboard and Venn diagrams

Autumn statement response: productivity conundrum ‘greatest challenge’

The CIPD has responded to chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement by acknowledging the positive economic signs, but drawing attention to the UK’s longstanding productivity problem and a potential solution to it with a root-and-branch skills policy review.
New UK houses

Stamp duty reform to push up house prices?

The government's reduction in the amount of duty paid on home purchases could end up pushing up the price of houses at the lower end of the market, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned.
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Prime central London buyers worse off after Autumn Statement?

Faisal Durrani, International research and business development manager a international real estate agents Cluttons commented on the impact of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on international buyers in the capital.
Relocation Sectors
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David Sapsted Reports
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BT bids to return to mobile phone market with EE purchase

BT has disclosed that it is now involved in exclusive talks to buy EE, Britain's biggest mobile phone operator, for £12.5 billion.
Bank of England

Co-op alone in failing bank stress test

The troubled Co-operative Bank has failed a Bank of England stress test to see how the UK's banks could cope with a severe downturn in the economy, it was revealed on Tuesday.
Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Re:locate.
Education Explained

Education Explained: Applying for a school place in England

As part of the Education Explained series, providing information and practical guides, Rebecca Marriage takes a look at applying for a school place in England.

Education Explained: The International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate

As part of the Education Explained series, looking at the choices for relocating families, Rebecca Marriage examines the International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate.

Education Explained: Apprenticeships in England

As part of the Education Explained series, looking at the education options for relocating families, Rebecca Marriage takes a close look at Apprenticeships in England.
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Analysis by Ray Furlong
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Powerhouse economies to profit as oil prices plummet

The price of oil has fallen by more than 20 per cent since June. It sounds like good news for anyone who wants to be mobile, implying as it does cheaper petrol or air fares.
flags of China and USA

China’s economy takes the lead – but the U.S. profits

China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s biggest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Ray Furlong is Multimedia Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He spent 17 years at the BBC as a World Service presenter and foreign correspondent. For Re:locate he writes exclusive analysis of international affairs.
Latest Corporate Finance News
Bank of England

Co-op alone in failing bank stress test

The troubled Co-operative Bank has failed a Bank of England stress test to see how the UK's banks could cope with a severe downturn in the economy, it was revealed on Tuesday.
President Putin broadcasting live

Shock interest rise fails to cure the rouble’s woes

Russia's attempts to stop the flight from the rouble by surprisingly increasing interest rates from 10.5 to 17 per cent suffered a fresh setback on Tuesday as Brent crude dipped below $60 for the first time in more than five years.
Cape Town city view

Africa’s CFOs ‘less optimistic’ about domestic economies

Currency risks, economic uncertainty, government policies and regulation are key concerns for CFOs, finds the latest Duke University, CFO magazine, and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ joint survey.
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Immigration News
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Russia: Detailed changes to work permits

Work Patents are to replace Standard Work Permits for CIS Nationals and there are changed notification requirements for Highly Qualified Specialists.
St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow

Russia – forthcoming changes to standard work permits

1 January 2015 will be a day of note for Russian immigration with a raft of new regulations for foreign workers.
Brandenburg Gate

Germany still the favoured destination of EU migrants

Despite the impression given by UK politicians when discussing EU migration, Germany, and not Britain, remains by far the favourite destination of migrants within the European Union, according to a report from the OECD.
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Policy

Talent management – the key to success?

The independent community for international HR and mobility professionals, RES Forum has highlighted the vital importance of talent management to companies and organisations with global ambitions in its Key Trends in Global Mobility 2014.

EuRA on trend

Attended by a record number of delegates – 670, from over 50 countries – this year’s EuRA conference was held in Edinburgh.

Recruitment – the war for talent goes virtual

Adopting more innovative recruitment practices is high on the wishlists of many HR professionals in emerging and developed economies – especially those seeking to attract the attention of talented Millennials.
Serviced Apartment Solutions
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ASAP unveils new Quality Accredited logo and serviced apartment definition

The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has unveiled a new logo for its Quality Accredited (QA) programme.
Booking online

Online channel management for serviced apartment booking agency

Serviced apartment booking agency, The Apartment Service has linked up with Vertical Booking to provide an online channel management product for serviced apartment operators.
SilverDoor logo

SilverDoor launches brand evolution

Serviced apartment agent, SilverDoor, has unveiled an evolution of its brand which includes a new logo, colour palette, strapline and phone number.
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Smart Move

Smart Move

Whether you’re coming to the UK from abroad, moving within the UK, or going overseas for work on an international assignment, we’re here to help, with the latest news, articles and practical advice on a range of key subjects, from property and schools to lifestyle, partner’s career options and settling in your new area.

From new graduates and young professionals, through families with children, to senior executives, we have something for everyone.