The Benefits of Travel

In the recent general election, one of the hot topics was that of immigration and the effects this has on jobs. With the development of the European Union one of the key changes has been with border controls. People who live in E U member states are no longer considered citizens of just their country of birth but are also citizens of Europe. As such they have rights to travel and work in other member states and are entitled to the benefits not only of their country of origin but also of the country they move to. This has led to the development of a more flexible mobile workforce.

When we think of UK citizens moving abroad we usually think of people buying holiday homes and moving to France or Spain. However if we consider countries like Germany it is more likely that people will be moving there because of work.

If you are considering moving to Germany then we at European Removal Experts can help to make the transition as pain free as possible.

Once there it is also good to know that under EU legislation citizens of one country are entitled to the same benefits such as medical help.

Sometimes these benefits continue to be paid directly by the UK directly to you and sometimes they are paid to the country you are resident in and they in turn provide the same service as would be received by a native resident.

Also once you are working and paying into local tax and social insurance packages you are also entitled to additional benefits such as unemployment benefit and assistance when looking for work.

It is therefore good to know that even when making a big step like moving to Germany, you will not be without support should things not go entirely as planned.

On the Move

Over the last twenty years and the increase in travel technology the world has become an increasingly smaller place. This has particularly affected us in the UK where we used to revel in our isolation as an Island. This had served us well in the past protecting us from events in Europe. But with the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994 things have changed significantly.

With France now only 30 minutes away there has come a renewed appetite for travel and new opportunities for people who consider moving to France. This can be seen in the fact that when the tunnel was opened there were claims that it would be the end of the Channel ferries, but in fact they seem as popular as ever and there have only been some marginal realignment in services.

With the increase in travel for holidays there has also been an increase in people moving to France. This is perhaps inevitable as people travel and experience a different way and pace of life and they consider the possibility that they could have a better standard of living in France.

The fact that there has also been a rapid increase in property prices in the UK over the same period has meant that for perhaps the first time, people could consider selling up and moving to France with the possibility of buying a property and having some money to spare. Also with the ever closer ties with Europe there are more people moving from the UK to work abroad or even at extremes, commuting from France to the UK. The opening of the Channel Tunnel has certainly opened many opportunities.

Whatever your reason for considering moving to France, whether it is to enjoy retirement, to work or even to commute, we at European Removal Experts can help with those initial headaches of moving home especially to another country.