Europe & the UK

Despite increased focus on Asia Pacific, Europe remains a key location for businesses seeking international growth. Several of its countries regularly feature among the top relocation destinations in global mobility surveys. Read more

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), inward investment organisations from around the continent are competing to attract international businesses to their region or country. Germany, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are among the countries competing for a piece of the post-Brexit action. However, with new trade agreements in the pipeline, the UK continues to draw foreign direct investment (FDI) from around the world.

Despite the pervading influence of the EU, Europe is a diverse continent. Individual destinations bring their own challenges for those managing talent mobility or setting up a business or branch office there.

This section includes articles, tools and resources, plus the latest news, to help you achieve your business objectives. With input from specialists across global mobility and the relocation industry and the latest perspectives from regional conferences, we analyse key trends influencing Europe’s relocation and global mobility scene, including the impact of Brexit, demographic and economic shifts, and compliance issues.

We cover the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation, looking at everything from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to immigration, talent management and commercial property, as well as the full range of employee and family support topics, including education and international schools, residential property and serviced apartments.

There’s plenty of practical advice and information for HR and global managers responsible for international assignments, whether long term, short term, rotational, developmental or project led, plus support for those setting up a business or a company office in Europe.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across Europe.

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News and features

Education

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IPSEF 2024 – Inside information

Delegates at last week’s IPSEF Global Conference gained valuable insights into new and emerging international school markets and how to successfully navigate them.
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Explore ICS Paris: A Gateway to an international Education & Parisian Living

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Research highlights potential impact of VAT being applied to school fees

The Labour Party has pledged that if elected at the General Election, it would apply VAT to school fees, which could see parents paying up to 20% more. New research with headteachers, bursars and finance managers at fee-paying private schools in the UK reveals 91% believe that 10% or more of their pupils would be at risk of leaving their school if VAT is applied to fees because their parents would not be able to afford to pay them. Some 35% believe between 15% and 30% could be at risk of leaving according to Premium Credit.

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Immigration

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Managing migration: a global challenge

As policymakers around the world seek to resolve the ‘trilemma’ of balancing economics, human rights and anti-immigration rhetoric, people keen to work or study abroad face increasingly high barriers to realising their plans. David Sapsted reports.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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Innovation back on serviced apartment sector agenda

Thursday’s launch event for the latest GSAIR report ended on an inspiring note, with co-host Mark Harris encouraging delegates to work together to solve the ‘most challenging of challenges’.
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