The Immigration and Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) have issued a press release regarding the new UKBA immigration rules that will come into effect from 6 April, 2011:
"HAPPY MOTHERS DAY? DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: UK BORDER
AGENCY’S NEW IMMIGRATION RULES WHOLLY AT ODDS WITH
HOME OFFICE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN STRATEGY
The author of this article, David McKeegan, is Director and Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services[fn]www.greenbacktax.com[/fn], a US Income Tax provider that specializes in tax preparation for Americans who live abroad. All information was correct at the time this article was written (February 2011).
You probably don’t spend much time thinking or worrying about your US tax obligations (at least I hope you don’t), but over the last few years the US government has been cracking down on tax cheats who are hiding money abroad. You probably read a bit about how the Swiss Banks are opening up their records to show the IRS who has been hiding money abroad and how the War on Terror has emphasized the need to stop money laundering.
If you're a UK resident travelling in Europe, be sure to to get your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). All UK residents are entitled to coverage under this scheme regardless of nationality, however, those who are not EEA nationals will need to apply by post with supporting documents.
With swine flu spreading throughout the world and surrounded by media hype, some expats must wonder how they should deal with the ramifications of this epidemic sensibly. Cases are being reported in our children's schools and it is becoming clear that we will all likely have to deal with the uncertainty that surrounds being exposed to this virus.