How to survive in London (2) – What not to do

London traffic lights

In the previous post in this series (Things to do before arriving), I listed a series of things to do before moving to London. However, it's important to remember which things to avoid doing, too. Don’t… 1. … send money by Western Union for a room before even seeing it. Oddly enough, many

UK Benefits: What financial aid can EU immigrants get in the UK?

UKIP campaign against EU migrants

After several years of crises and conservative government in the UK, immigration has been a main focus of both David Cameron's government and UKIP, the anti-immigration party. In particular, Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, has been constantly pestering non-British citizens living in the UK, especially with regards to immigrants

How to survive in London (1) – Before arriving

Tower Bridge (London) by Tom Bricker

Once you’ve made the decision to move to London, I recommend you follow these steps before you go: 1. Check accommodation prices to get an idea, but never send money or accept an apartment or room without seeing it first. Familiarize yourself with the different zones, the prices, the deposit you need

How to start a business or be self-employed in the UK

designer desk

Looking for a job in “your area” in another country can be tricky. Alternatively, you have the possibility of starting a business yourself, either as self-employed or as a limited company. So today I will try to explain, as simply as I can, the procedures for self-employment in Britain. You can