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French Exodus from London?    L’Exode des Français de Londres                                                                               

This is a very unusual period for the French community here in the UK. Once estimated to be over 300,000   the community is today facing the double threat of BREXIT  and the COVID  pandemic, and it’s clear that many are choosing (or finding it necessary) to return to France.

C’est une période très inhabituelle pour la communauté Française vivant au Royaume -Unis. Estimée à plus de 300.000 personnes la communauté fait face à une double menace, le BREXIT et la pandémie  du COVID.  Il est clair que beaucoup choisissent (ou trouvent nécessaire)  de rentrer en France.

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Top Tips For Moving Internationally

Right now, there are many issues with attempting to move to another country. With the current circumstances causing a lot of disruption to international travel and supply chains, it is even more important to plan ahead to avoid problems, disruptions and delays.

Here are some tips for international removals from the UK to another country.

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French Exodus from London? 

This is a very unusual period for the French community here in the UK. Once estimated to be over 300,000   the community is today facing the double threat of BREXIT  and the COVID  pandemic, and it’s clear that many are choosing (or finding it necessary) to return to France. So are we really facing a French exodus from London?

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The Best Countries To Move To In 2021

It may not feel like it at times, but one day, the coronavirus will cease to be a global crisis, and we will all be free to travel to new lands once again.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a good standard of life, which, reports the Guardian, has prompted many to relocate out of urban areas to the countryside. But once we can take to the skies again, where will you decide to go?

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Moving to France after Brexit

Moving to France after Brexit:  Of course this is still a huge area of concern for Brits planning on moving to France, and the British Government has done nothing to alleviate those concerns to date.  So we thought we’d take a few moments to jot down some of our thoughts. On what you can expect if you’re  moving to France after Brexit.

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A guide for anybody considering Moving from London to New York

ClickMoves is an International moving company and London to New York,  and  New York to London continues to be our busiest route  –  in fact in any one year we help upwards 600 individuals and families moving from London to New York,  and a little over 500 clients relocating to London from New York. So we’d thought we’d spend a little time to take a look at the biggest talking points for anybody considering moving to New York, and who better to ask than a few past and present clients to get their  perspective.

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4 Things To Know Before Moving To Spain

Spain is a huge and diverse country with a vibrant culture and so much delicious food, but it can be a little intimidating at first when you first arrive.

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Moving abroad can be overwhelmingly stressful

We all know that moving home can be overwhelmingly stressful,  but for an  international relocation take those stress levels and double, treble even quadrupole them.  So here at international movers “ClickMoves” we thought we’d take a few minutes and jot down some ideas that may help you alleviate some of that stress.

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The Most Affordable Countries To Move To In Europe

If you’re considering moving to Europe, then one major consideration must be the cost of living in the country of your choice. It’s now been revealed that the Republic of North Macedonia to be the most affordable country in the continent, with an average cost of £8,484 per year.

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Pros and Cons of moving Sweden

Over the past 12 months  we’ve seen substantial increase in the numbers for enquiries for folks planning to relocate and move to Sweden. So we thought that we would take a look at some of the pros and cons of moving Sweden.

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Where To Live In Singapore

Making the decision to relocate overseas is very exciting but it’s a little more involved than moving home and staying in the same country… there’s a lot more to organise and a lot more decisions to make, and it can be harder to decide where to actually move to if you’ve not spent a huge amount of time in your new country.

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Planning to Ship your belongings During COVID – Q&A

Over the past few months we have been helping all sorts of clients from all over the world sort out what to do with their personal effects , and providing international moving services following the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve even been helping clients locked-down overseas by establishing video links so that they can talk directly with the Click Moves teams during the pack-out process.

So we’ve been through our in-boxes and come up with a list recent questions from clients that we think might be useful to many of you out there planning to ship or transporting their belongings at this time?  

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The Cost of Moving Overseas: Why Portugal is Popular Now

During the Coronavirus climate and UK lockdown, you may have found yourself fantasising about far-off lands and sunnier climates, and now you’re wondering about the cost of moving overseas and whether you can actually turn that dream into a reality…

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Higher Salaries Motivate Teachers To Work Overseas

There has been an increase in the number of teachers leaving the UK to work overseas, research from the Council of British International Schools has found.

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Five Tips For Moving And Teaching Abroad

There are many reasons why people decide to pack everything up and move to a different country. Perhaps it’s an adventure, retirement to a sunnier climate, but surely the most common reason is to start a new job.

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Thinking of Moving to Spain?

Have you spent the Covid 19 lockdown thinking about your future and your lifestyle? You’re not on your own, because here at ClickMoves we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of enquiries from families thinking of moving to Spain, and moving to Portugal. So here we take a look at what you need to know about relocating to Spain form the UK.

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How To Use Virtual Viewings To Your Advantage

If you’re considering relocating overseas, or have already started the process of an international move, you might be finding the sudden surge in virtual property viewings is very handy.

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6 Tips On Planning A Move To Europe

We might all be grounded due to the coronavirus right now, but it won’t be forever. If you’re thinking about moving to Europe in 2020, it’s never too soon to start planning.

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Record Numbers of Britons considering relocating to Spain, Portugal and France

According to The Guardian record numbers of Britons are considering relocating to Spain, Portugal and France.  Estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live, or indulge their fantasies of owning a bolthole in the sun.

Searches for properties in Spain, particularly in locations such as the Costa del Sol, were up 34% year on year during May, while those for homes in France, including in areas such as the Dordogne and Brittany, were up 33%, said the website Rightmove.

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Estate Agents To Assess Customer’s Health Before Viewings

As estate agents prepare to head back to work on Wednesday 20 May, online property portal Rightmove has said that potential buyers and renters should first have an over-the-phone ‘health screening’ before physically viewing properties.

According to The Negotiator, Rightmove has warned that the responsibility of maintaining social distancing and conducting safe viewings will fall onto estate agents, who will have to question prospective buyers and sellers about any COVID-19 symptoms, or their vulnerability to the virus.

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Moving to Sweden during Covid crisis – Is it possible?

Here at Click Moves we’ve received a lot of enquiries in recent weeks from UK based Swedes with the same question “Is it possible to pack and ship my personal effects and possessions from the UK back to Sweden during this Covid crisis?”. Well the simple answer is YES, and as this seems to be a common concern for the Swedish Community in the UK , we thought that it would be a good idea to do a “Moving to Sweden Q & A” with the help of our good friends @londonswedes.

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Travel Restrictions Boosting Homesickness Among Emigrants

Moving abroad to start life in different country is difficult at the best of times, but never more so than during a global crisis.

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Transit insurance for an international relocation

For any international door to door moving service, most moving companies recommend that clients take additional home removal  transit insurance. Here we take a look in detail at the Click Moves transit insurance for an international relocation.

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Moving home during Coronavirus – is it possible?

Here at Click Moves we are still doing the best we can to assist client who are planning an international move, and need a quotation for a moving overseas. In fact we had a call this morning from Jacinta who is moving to Berlin urgently. So if you’re asking yourself the question “Moving home during Coronavirus – is it possible?” here’s a guide to what international moving services ClickMoves can provide during this difficult time.

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Can I Still Move Home During COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has meant many people have had to put plans on hold, whether that’s holidays, work, or moving house. Whether you had plans to move around the corner, or internationally, can you still move home during the lockdown?

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Moving to Sweden

Here at Click Moves we’ve seen a big increase in the number of requests for quotations for moving from the UK to Sweden. This is not just from Swedes moving back to Stockholm, or moving to Gothenburg, but from Brits making the lifestyle choice of relocating to Sweden. So we thought that we would take a look at the benefits of living in Sweden.

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What Foods Would You Miss When Heading Abroad?

When it comes to making the difficult decision to move abroad, most people consider how it will affect their work, their personal relationships, their mortgage, and any other roots they have put down in the UK.

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Moving home during CoronaVirus border controls

At this difficult time, a number of countries are imposing travel restrictions or closing their borders. However, it’s important to note that (as things stand) cargo is still moving and international trade continues. So it is actually business as usual here at Click Moves, and in fact we are very busy helping client move throughout Europe and the rest of the World.  Shipping during Coronavirus is unaffected.

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How Does Your Weekly Shop Add Up Overseas?

There are lots of reasons why people choose to emigrate, but for some it can be to have a better quality of life. That might mean that you’re earning more money overseas, or it could mean that the money you earn stretches further in a different country.

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Copenhagen And Bern Named ‘World’s Most Liveable Cities’

In a study from global mobility experts, ECA (Employment Conditions Abroad) International, Copenhagen in Denmark, and Bern in Switzerland have both grabbed the top spot as the world’s most ‘liveable’ cities, according to AOL.

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Moving to Barcelona?

Here at Click Moves we have a seen a big spike in clients moving to Barcelona, so here we take a look at what’s the attraction of moving to Barcelona.

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Why is Volume & Weight Important for an International Removal Quotation?

So I guess you are planning an international removal, you may even have started to get some removal quotations  in order to estimate how much your move will cost. If so you will have already figured out the cost for a door to door removal is directly linked to the volume and/or weight of everything that you are planning to pack and ship to your new home overseas.   So in this post we’ve tried you some basic tips and hints on how to estimate the volume and weight of your household goods and personal effects in preparation for your international move.

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Would Cultural Training Help When Moving Abroad?

Many people have a dream of living abroad, whether to enjoy a completely different lifestyle or to enhance their career opportunities. However, fantasising about relocating and actually doing so are very different things, which is why many people struggle with the reality of moving overseas.

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International Moving Quotations: What Costs To Expect

We come across quite a few Click Moves clients, (especially those that are moving for the first time) that are quite surprised about how expensive it is to move household goods and personal effects to another country by land, sea or air. Here we take a detailed look at some for the core costs, and extra costs that you may need to consider on international moving quotations.

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Moving to France – Tips and Hints

France is a hugely diverse country and different areas offering different things — people wanting to move to Paris, for instance, are unlikely to be the same people wanting to move to Aix en Provence or Biarritz. What everywhere in France largely does have in common, however, is a devotion to delicious food and drink. It’s also an incredibly beautiful spot in European – whether in the stunning Alpine region, on the streets of Paris or on the beaches of the French Riviera. So here’s some hints and tips on moving to France.

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Moving to New Zealand – Top Tips

New Zealand is becoming as popular a destination for relocation as it’s neighbour Australia. It’s lush scenery and temperate climate make it an attractive option for a lot of people. We wanted to give you brief top tips of what to consider.

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Moving Overseas is a Big Deal – Tips & Advice

Moving overseas is a big deal even if you have done it before several times. Whether you consider yourself to be a novice or an expert with removals, there is always some extra help & advice you could do with. So this week we are looking at the key questions to consider when planning an international move.

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International Movers Tips – how to reduce moving costs

If you’re moving internationally and you have received some quotations for removal services, you will already be aware that international movers base their charges on the total volume for the personal effects and household goods that want to pack and ship. Here’s how you can help to reduce moving costs, by reducing  the volume of your consignment:

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UK Online Searches For Overseas Relocations Rise Post-Election

It seems that a growing number of people may well have been researching international moving quotes after the general election result that saw the Conservative Party surge to victory.

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Move to Spain before Brexit: Moving to Barcelona

Barcelona remains a very popular destination for many of our clients, so much so that we have 2 brand new vehicles dedicated for clients moving to Barcelona.  So here we have a little Click Moves look at living in Barcelona.

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Budgeting for Moving Overseas

More and more families are moving overseas for better career opportunities, but its less frequent these days for employers to offer relocation packages or expenses.  As a result relocations budgets have become a  crucial factor in deciding to move overseas for work.  

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Moving to Germany – Top Tips

We’ve been handling a lot of enquiries for families moving to Germany, so we thought we would put together a little guide with some important “to-do” actions for new arrivals in Germany

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Want to retire in the EU? What could the future hold for you?

Roughly 15% of Click Moves clients moving to Europe are retirees looking for the good life. In this post we look at what the future might hold post BREXIT,  and talk to some recent clients.

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Thousands of families relocating from the UK to Europe

Thousands of families relocating from  the UK to Europe

Here at Click Move towers we’ve seen a huge spike in enquiries from families relocating from  the UK to Europe, and the principal cause seems to be not just BREXIT,   but also the future under the conservative government’s current leadership.  The future really does  just look dire,  and here’s what our clients are saying.

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Moving Home: Strategies to support young children

Moving home can be an extremely stressful and unsettling time for the whole family and particularly children.  Change of house, community, friends, school – stress levels can accumulate quickly leading to serious changes in health and behavior.    Here we look at some great ways to soften the impact of a move on your children

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Relocating Overseas for Retirement

This week the team at Click Moves have been dreaming about our retirement and we thought we would share with you some of the best retirement Cities we know of . Relocating overseas for retirement.

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Moving to France – some practical advice

Here at Click Moves we have seen a 62% increase in the number of requests we receive for international removals to France,   there are a number of reasons for this which include the ability for more and more workers to work remotely,  a fear of BREXIT aftermath,  a better quality of life – France has some serious appeal. Here we look at the practicalities of Moving to France.

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Shipping Cars to Hong Kong

We get a lot of requests for shipping cars around the World, and frankly for many destinations its just a non-starter due to excessive import taxes and duties (sometimes over 500%), however for certain destinations it can really be a very good option.  Here we talk about shipping cars to Hong Kong.

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Moving to Berlin, here’s some practical advice

We’ve seen a big increase in clients moving to Berlin recently, so we wanted to take a look at what’s so attractive about the city for expats and returning German citizens.

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Moving To Singapore? 10 Things You Need to Know

If you’re thinking of moving to Singapore, have an upcoming job assignment there or will be visiting friends and family on this enthralling island city state, here are 10 tips and insights from expat on the ground Jonathan Hesketh  that will help you hit the – very clean – ground running!

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Moving to Hong Kong? 10 Things You Can’t Leave Home Without!

We happened across a blog called Mint Mocha Musing and really liked her posts on moving to Hong Kong and thought we’d share with you.

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How much does an International Removal cost

No matter how long you have before you are scheduled to move overseas –  a few months, a few weeks, or a few days, you’re still going to have to answer a number of essential questions to complete the trouble-free move you want.  One of these fundamental questions is, of course, is how much are international moving costs?

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Who are the best International Movers in London?

I’m going to try to be as impartial as possible here – Click Moves is up there with the best, but you should get alternative quotes to check what the market offers. So here a short guide to who I think are the best international movers.

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Cheap Quote For Moving To New York

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a client planning an international move by air freight, she was worried because my quotation for her move to New York just seemed too cheap!

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Are You Moving To Portugal?

Hi everyone, we’ve been moving a lot of folks to Portugal over the past few months,  a lot more than usual,  so we wanted to take a look into life in Portugal, and particularly the associated costs in a little more detail   so that we could offer some up to date advice for any clients considering this move.

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International Moving Q&A

Q: I’m moving from London to Hong Kong and having trouble deciding if I should ship all of my furniture or only my personal effects.  What do you advise regarding my international move?

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Moving Insurance: Making a Claim for Damage

This is a guide to making a claim for damage through your transit insurance policy encountered during an international move.

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A Guide to Moving Insurance

A good Mover will take every possible precaution to minimise the risk of damage, however the fact remains that there is still a risk when transporting fragile items, be it across the street or across international borders – for this reason it is strongly advised to buy additional transit insurance. Here we try to give you a guide to moving insurance.

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Moving with pets

Moving home is hard enough, but moving home with a pet makes the process all that bit harder. Here with give some useful advice for families moving with Pets.

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Cheap Quotations for Moving to New York

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a client planning an international move by air freight, she was worried because my quotation for her move to New York just seemed too cheap!

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Advice to new Expats

Moving overseas with your career is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll make throughout your professional and personal life.  Here we offer some useful advice to new expats:

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Moving to Brazil

We’ve recently been asked  on a number of occasions for quotations for moving to Brazil and Uruguay, and we’ve been a bit shocked by some of our competitors who have given clients  very cheap door to door rates,  but failed to include all of the port charges  that  clients will definitely incur on the South American side.

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Moving to Portugal – tips & advice

Hi everyone, we’ve been moving a lot of folks to Portugal over the past few months, a lot more than usual, so we wanted to take a look into life in Portugal, and particularly the associated costs in a little more detail so that we could offer some up to date advice for any clients considering moving to Portugal from the UK.

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How to assess International Moving estimates & quotations

In this blog we look at everything you need to know in order to accurately assess a number of international moving quotations and estimates.

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What is the cost of shipping a container to Singapore

We get asked this question a lot from folks with no relocation allowances from their employers, and from employers budgeting relocation expenses. So what is the cost of shipping a container to Singapore, or Hong Kong or Dubai?

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Brexit: The French are moving out of London in their hundreds.

London has long been a favored expat city for the French, according to Emanuel Macron it was France’s “6th city”. Well the love affair is coming to an end as Brexit looms the french are moving out of London in their hundreds.

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Moving home and technology

Planning an international move can be a laborious and time consuming process, however there are a few tech firms out there developing software and apps to take the pain of moving. Technology for moving home.

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Top Tips when negotiating moving and relocation allowances

Your company has offered you a promotion at the Singapore office. Its an exciting proposition, but don’t forget to negotiate hard on your moving and relocation allowances. Here ClickMoves offers some tips on what to ask for.

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What should I ship to Hong Kong?

Elaine Chan recently used ClickMoves for her shipping to Hong Kong, and she asked a question that we often hear “What should I ship?”, and as always we were there to advise

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Sourcing International Moving Quotations made easy by ClickMoves

Simplifying the process for getting international moving quotations ClickMoves introduced the concept of A Pre-Move video survey over skype , facetime or WhatsApp a number of months back, and its proved a huge success with our clients.

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We are leaving the UK due to BREXIT

Here at ClickMoves we have seen a 41% increase in the number of EU citizens moving out of the UK.

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Caveat emptor: The Dubai Expat Relocations Story

Moving home is stressful enough, but in 2014 hundreds of Dubai expats lost their household goods and personal effects after paying Moving Company thousands of pounds. This is the story of Dubai Expat Relocations.

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Moving To Singapore

We Movers are often the first point of call when folks make that decision to move to another country, and for this very reason we are often on the receiving end of lots of Expat type questions. Here’s a selection of some of the most frequent questions and answers relating to Moving To Singapore.

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Do I need Transit Insurance

The question we are often asked by clients is “Do I need transit insurance?”, well the simple answer is YES. Whilst we take every possible care to ensure that risks of damage and loss are minimal, risks do remain.

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Top 5 Tips if you are planning to move overseas

If you are planning to move overseas it can be overwhelming, so here’s some top tips to help you plan and prioritise.

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Relocating for a new job – some things to consider

As the world shrinks and borders disappear international businesses and multinationals are mushrooming around the globe – workforce mobility has become a norm for any business. So will you be relocating in coming future?

A recent  survey found that nearly two-thirds of companies saw an increase in the number of international employee transfers , and they also expected that trend to continue increasing going forwards.

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Adjusting to life back in the UK

We have just moved back to the UK after the best part of 25 years traveling the world with my job. We left England all those years ago with suitcases, and we are returning with 2 kids, a cat and 2 containers full of furniture and personal effects. Of course we were expecting some adjusting, particularly for the children as they associated England with holidays and fun times, they’d had no experience of day to day life here as such. And for us the luxury of living with home help, maids, drivers and gardeners for the past quarter of a century would be a hard felt loss on our return.

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What to consider if you are moving to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work, with established Expat communities and a  growing demand for professional skills in the area. The quality of life can be extremely high but it comes at a cost ,

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