London - the capital of the United Kingdom.
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For those of you planning to move to the UK, here are our 10 top pieces of UK information.
1. The UK draws in expats from all over the world.
2. With a landmass that covers more 244,103 sq. km/94,225 sq. miles. The UK is connected by a reasonably good road and train network, although traffic and signal failures can cause long delays.
3. The United Kingdom experiences an extremely varied climate, both across the country and in any given spot. Winter tends to be colder and wetter then summer but any weather can be experienced throughout the year.
4. EEA (European Economic Area) country nationals, those with permanent residence in the UK, Holders of UK ancestry visas, Spouses and partners of EEA national AND work permit holders do not require visas to work in The UK. Other people require work permits, and must apply to the relevant ‘tier’ on the UK's points-based system.
5. Expats of all cultures are found throughout the UK. While there is complete freedom of religion both expats and locals tend to keep their religious views to themselves.
6. English is the official language of the U.K., although Gaelic, a legacy of the Celtic past, is still spoken in parts of the Scottish Highlands. Welsh, also of Celtic and Breton origin, is a second official language in Wales and appears on road signs and buildings.
7. The property market is recovering well from the 2008 crash, however many argue that this is centred around London and inflated by non-occupied properties owned by foreign investors.
8. With a population of 63 million people; The United Kingdom is now the 5th largest economy recently overtaking France.
9. The United Kingdom’s currency is the Great British Pound GBP or Pound Sterling, £.
10. The UK continues to face threats from international terrorism. Although there were famous riots in 2011, the UK tends to be a law aiding country with few instances of domestic terrorism or public unrest.
Once you are settled, explore the rich history of the UK, as it is a truly fascinating country and a great place for friends and family to visit!
Download our Expats Guide to The United Kingdom
At World of Expats, our aim is to help you plan, move and settle in The United Kingdom with minimal fuss and upheaval so we have gathered together a range of useful information to help you relocate. From this page you can access information on buying or renting property, moving to, working and living in The UK - All of which can be downloaded in our handy ‘Expats Guide to The UK’.