For Expatriates

Smart Move 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

First evidence session on the impact of Brexit on higher education

The Education Committee has held a public hearing at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, for the first evidence session of its inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education.

Expatriate life

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Trust in me: simple communications key

An online poll by the Academy of Executive Coaching suggests when it comes to how leaders can best build and maintain trust, plain speaking is a must.
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Is a core-flex policy the answer to global mobility needs in 2017?

A phalanx of new reports suggests locally-focused and flexible mobility policies are increasingly the policy solution of choice for companies looking to best match employee and employer needs. Here, Lisa Johnson, global practice leader of Crown World Mobility's consulting services, outlines the advantages to a core-flex approach.
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Relocating abroad boosts expat health

The majority of expats believe their mental and physical health have improved since moving overseas, according to a recent study from AXA PPP International.

Health

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North-South house price gap ‘could narrow in 2017’

The gaping North-South gap in UK property prices could begin to narrow during 2017 as buyers eye more affordable cities outside London and SE England, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index.
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New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate.

First evidence session on the impact of Brexit on higher education

The Education Committee has held a public hearing at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, for the first evidence session of its inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education.

Partners & Family

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Workplace cultures risk alienating fathers: new study

New research suggests working fathers increasingly face similar dilemmas to working mothers as the government undertakes a new consultation to assess support for fathers in the workplace.
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New data on shared parental leave suggests more to be done: CIPD

A year after the introduction of shared parental leave (SPL), new CIPD research concludes employers and government could do much more to encourage take up and support working parents.
International Family Law

Know your family’s legal rights at the click of a button

The International Family Law Group LLP have created a series of Web-Apps that provide legal rights information and will help to demystify the law and provide much-needed advice.

Residential Property

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North-South house price gap ‘could narrow in 2017’

The gaping North-South gap in UK property prices could begin to narrow during 2017 as buyers eye more affordable cities outside London and SE England, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index.
Ranks of trucks parked

New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate.
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UK housing market showing ’stoic resilience’

Average house prices across the UK increased by 6.7 per cent in the year to November 2016, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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