Portugal is a fusion of blistering sun, beautiful beaches, impeccable cuisine and friendly locals, all of which make it one of the most attractive places for UK expats to emigrate to. Approximately 49,000 Brits currently reside in Portugal, which is unsurprising given its warm, Mediterranean climate, affordability and relaxed pace of life.
If you are thinking of relocating to Portugal from the UK, then read our essential guide for UK expats.
The decision to move abroad is not one to be taken lightly, but with the correct planning and the right reasons, it could be the best decision you will ever make.
Continue reading as we round-up some of the main reasons as to why people might decide to pack up their life and move abroad.
Do you dream of sipping wine made from grapes grown locally? Or maybe you muse about the smell of freshly baked baguettes drifting through the air? Or perhaps you imagine residing on a sun-kissed Mediterranean coastline, or living on a cobbled street, nestled in a small, culture-rich village?
Are you thinking of moving to France? Rich in heritage and relatively close to home, it is no wonder so many Brits decide to move to this beautiful country.
France is an enormously varied country – someone wanting to move to Nice, for example, is unlikely to be wanting the same as someone choosing to move to Lyon or Paris, so it appeals to a diverse crowd of expats. It is also often seen as the ultimate retirement spot, with its relaxed pace of life and several other benefits that are not accessible in the UK.
If you are thinking of moving to France from the UK, then continue reading our essential relocation guide for UK expats.
This is one of our crews leaving today for a collection in Edinburgh, in advance of its forward journey to Berlin. At Matthew James Global Relocations, we are extremely focused on the wellbeing of our employees, evidenced by the COVID-19 training and personal safety kits provided to every crew member, and ensuring this crew can safely observe social distancing during their working day.
Spain is a popular choice for Brits wanting to escape the harsh UK weather and relocate to sunnier climes. However, with Brexit done and dusted, it’s left a lot of people uncertain about making such a move.
Now that Brexit has happened, many of us are wondering if moving to Spain is even still possible. Fundamentally, not a lot will change with regards to the legislation until the Brexit transition period expires on 31 December 2020, which means that until that date, you can still relocate to Spain as before.
Matthew James Global Relocations is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Association of Independent Movers (AIM).
We have made the decision to sponsor AIM as we believe that there is a place in the industry for an organisation that provides real value to its membership.
Matthew James Global Relocations has introduced the UK’s first Scania hybrid removal vehicle into its fleet. A key factor in the company’s decision to purchase the vehicle is our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. Last year, the company obtained ISO 14001 accreditation, which has helped us focus on making our operation more sustainable. As a hybrid, the truck’s nine-litre internal combustion engine is complemented by an electric machine which delivers 177hp and 1,050Nm of torque.
Relocating offices is no easy feat, in fact, for businesses of any size, it can turn into a major project, requiring plenty of preparation. The process is complicated, time-consuming and, in many cases, expensive, which means that if it is not well planned, there can be negative repercussions for the business.
If you are about to relocate your company, then read our handy guide on how to move offices in the most efficient way possible.