For Expatriates

This section is designed to support you if you are relocating. Whether you’re moving within the UK, coming to the UK, or relocating overseas 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.

Education & Schools

Expatriate Finance

Expatriate life

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Culturally attuned leadership: the case of China

With the rise of Western businesses operating in China, and with increasing numbers of Chinese businesses operating in other parts of the globe, the focus on effective cross-cultural leadership has never been more important. Dr Sue Shortland explains.
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Speaking beyond borders

Languages can give students confidence, identity and a greater understanding of each other in today’s shifting political and cultural landscape. Ledetta Asfa-Wossen reports.
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Think Global Women community celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

Relocate Global and the Think Global People community marked International Women’s Day in London at the Institute of Directors on Friday 8 March.

Health

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New UK foreign secretary sets intentions

Resetting the UK's relationship with EU nations and sealing a long-awaited free trade deal with India are priorities for David Lammy, who became Britain's foreign secretary following the Labour Party's victory in last week's general election.
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Global mobility supply and demand: What is happening in the corporate world?

From a global mobility perspective, 2024 has got off to an interesting start. Corporate travel and assignments are certainly back and in full swing. Fiona Murchie and Marianne Curphey report.
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From complexity to simplicity: How tech revolutionizes RFPs

The relocation process is never a completely stress-free experience for employees – and it often proves equally straining for relocation professionals.

Partners & Family

Top tips for business travellers heading to Paris this summer

World Travel Protection's security expert Kate Fitzpatrick offers advice to business travellers for staying ahead of game as this summer's Paris Olympics get underway.
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Permits Foundation News Update June 2024

Permits Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation share their news.
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'Partnering for Progress' Permits Foundation 2024 Conference

The Permits Foundation Conference brought together an engaged audience keen to press ahead and build on progress made over 22 years to establish a partner’s right to work in as many countries as possible around the world. Fiona Murchie was there to find out more and the implications for global mobility.

Residential Property

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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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How are cost pressures and supply shortages affecting the global mobility market?

Journalist Marianne Curphey led an informal discussion with guest panellists Fruzsina Hodson, Senior Manager, Santa Fe Relocation and Shan Norman, GMS, Regional Vice President, EMEA Weichert Workforce Mobility, with interjections from global mobility, tax, immigration, serviced apartments and education experts capturing current trends and challenges at the Think Global People Networking Reception held at the Institute of Directors. An insightful evening for navigating international markets.
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The role of employee and family relocation support in the current cost of living crisis

The rising cost of living affects assignees and their families through increased rental and household expenses. Dr Sue Shortland explains why family support is needed alongside financial interventions.
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