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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Education

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New graduate visas ’to fill skills gap’

A simplified but “highly selective” visa scheme to attract overseas graduates to the UK, could help fill the nation's skills gap, according to a leading immigration lawyer.
The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

Tina L. Quick explores in her second edition how starting college in a new country is exciting, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
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The Importance of Home Language Maintenance

ICS London discuss why maintaining and developing students’ home language(s) is important for many reasons such as culture and identity, cognitive benefits and learning other languages.

Immigration

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Call to scrap short-term ICT visa rules

The UK's leading trade body for the financial services industry is calling on the government to scrap visas for overseas staff needed for short-term, intra-company transfer (ICT) projects

Short-and long-term accommodation

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UK businesses welcome legislative moves

Businesses have welcomed government ambitions outlined on Tuesday to take greater steps to 'level up' the UK economy, to boost financial services and to reform and reduce taxation.
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