UK Yankee Articles http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/reviews/index.php/category/books/blogid/3 Welcome to UK Yankee, a free resource and community for expatriate Americans living in or planning to move to the UK, established in 1999. Please register to join hundreds of others in our friendly expat community. en Christmas Movies in London by Pop Up Screens http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/christmas-movies-london-pop-screens <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/popupscreens.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="67" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Add a bit of magic to your family's holidays by attending any of the special screenings of classic seasonal favourites. This is the second year of Pop Up Screens 'Christmas in the Snow', which will run for 8 days in December at the 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/christmas-movies-london-pop-screens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/christmas-movies-london-pop-screens#comments London Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:01:10 +0000 admin 3947 at http://www.uk-yankee.com What do US Expat Taxes, PFIC and FATCA have in common? http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/what-do-us-expat-taxes-pfic-and-fatca-have-common <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/investments_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="58" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>American expats living abroad have an opportunity to invest in a wide range of investment vehicles. Specifically, the United Kingdom residents have an access to a variety of tax-free collective investments. </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/what-do-us-expat-taxes-pfic-and-fatca-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/what-do-us-expat-taxes-pfic-and-fatca-have-common#comments expat tax Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:52:22 +0000 admin 3832 at http://www.uk-yankee.com UK NARIC – Helping you apply to study or work in the UK http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/uk-naric-helping-you-apply-study-or-work-uk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/graduation585.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="58" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you are applying for a job or a study programme in the UK, but have qualifications from outside the UK, how do you know that you satisfy the necessary requirements? UK NARIC can help you!</p><p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/uk-naric-helping-you-apply-study-or-work-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/uk-naric-helping-you-apply-study-or-work-uk#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:38:59 +0000 admin 3827 at http://www.uk-yankee.com A Guide to Pancake Day Events in 2013 http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/guide-pancake-day-events-2013 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/pancakes565.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="60" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here is your cut-out-and-keep guide to some of the events being held on Pancake Day in 2013. </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/guide-pancake-day-events-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/guide-pancake-day-events-2013#comments language and culture Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:37:33 +0000 admin 3823 at http://www.uk-yankee.com British Citizenship and Good Character/Criminality http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/british-citizenship-and-good-charactercriminality <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/2365/naturalisation.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="82" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> In December 2012, the UK Border Agency (<a class="glossary-term" href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/glossary/6#term213"><span hovertip=213>UKBA</span></a><span class="hovertip" id="213">United Kingdom Border Agency - government body overseeing visas and immigration</span>) changed the rules relating to good character when applying for naturalisation. Previously, convictions spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act need not be disclosed. However, it is now the case that all convictions or character issues must be disclosed on the application form. </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/british-citizenship-and-good-charactercriminality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/british-citizenship-and-good-charactercriminality#comments citizenship visas and immigration Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:56:28 +0000 qstalbots_steve 3771 at http://www.uk-yankee.com Localphone.com Celebrates Thanksgiving With Free Calls To The United States http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/localphonecom-celebrates-thanksgiving-free-calls-united-states <p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="Free Thanksgiving Calls" src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/users/admin/free-calls-over-thanksgiving-landlines.gif" style="width: 190px; height: 165px; float: left; margin: 10px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" />Leading international call provider, Localphone.com, will be celebrating Thanksgiving by giving away unlimited <a href="http://www.localphone.com/call/united_states">free calls to the USA</a>.</p><p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/localphonecom-celebrates-thanksgiving-free-calls-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> telephone Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:37:58 +0000 admin 3762 at http://www.uk-yankee.com US Expat Taxes and FATCA: To Disclose or Not to Disclose http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/us-expat-taxes-and-fatca-disclose-or-not-disclose <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/fatcadisclose.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="58" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in 2009, the global financial tycoon, UBS, made a payment of $780M to the IRS and forever changed the security of Swiss banking by reporting American Citizens with offshore accounts.&nbsp; Since then, additional international banks have come forward with information about American Citizens and Green Card Holders maintaining foreign accounts which had not been reported to the Department of </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/us-expat-taxes-and-fatca-disclose-or-not-disclose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/us-expat-taxes-and-fatca-disclose-or-not-disclose#comments expat tax Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:19:13 +0000 admin 3760 at http://www.uk-yankee.com 5 Halloween Getaways in the UK http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/5-halloween-getaways-uk <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-recipeimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uk-yankee.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/nodeimg_thumb/1/halloweenpane.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-nodeimg_thumb imagecache-default imagecache-nodeimg_thumb_default" width="100" height="58" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Longing for Halloween like you had it in the US? Ever wondered where the best places are to experience Halloween across the UK?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/5-halloween-getaways-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.uk-yankee.com/articles/5-halloween-getaways-uk#comments halloween infographic Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:44:38 +0000 admin 3743 at http://www.uk-yankee.com