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Summer’s here – just look at the job market

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Busy beaches, busy bars and balmy nights signal summer’s arrival in Spain, and the boost the season delivers to the job market arrives like clockwork.

In Spain, there are a great number of indicators that serve to signal summer’s arrival: the rising mercury, the busy streets, the abundance of relaxed and happy-looking tourists shuffling about the beaches and bars of the Costa del Sol… going by these parameters, summer has well and truly arrived across many parts of Spain (current damp weather excepted, of course!)…

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Author: 09/05/2016 [0] Comments 

Want to be a smart property investor? Then think like Bill Gates

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What’s next on the horizon for Bill Gates? Why, Spanish property, of course…

Bill Gates is not the coolest man in the world. He’s not the most fashionable, and he’s certainly not going to win many beauty contests. But what he does do better than most people is invest his time, insight and money wisely

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Author: 06/05/2016 [0] Comments 

It’s settled: long-term Brit expats cannot vote in EU Referendum

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The High Court rejected the claim that the UK’s 15-year rule barring long-term expats from voting was illegal.

At the weekend the British High Court ruled against a legal challenge by two long-term British expats to have the controversial “15-year rule” rescinded, meaning that Brits who have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years will not be allowed to vote in the EU Referendum on June 23…

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Author: 04/05/2016 [0] Comments 

Leading analysts expect 10% increase in Spanish property sales this year

As buying overseas regains popularity, Spain once again finds itself top of the desirability charts.

2015 was a strong year for Spanish property, and experts predict an even more impressive 12 months in 2016.

There could be more than 440,000 property transactions in Spain in 2016, according to data gathered by leading analysts KPMG, Deloitte, N+1 and PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC)…

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Author: 03/05/2016 [0] Comments 

International students vote Spain best place to study abroad

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Madrid ranked as the best place in Europe for overseas study, with Seville and Barcelona also scoring highly.

A new poll by Uniplaces has found that Spain is considered the best place to study abroad by Erasmus students.

The survey results placed Madrid in first place, while two other Spanish cities – Seville and Barcelona – featured in the top ten at places fifth and seventh respectively

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Author: 28/04/2016 [1] Comment 

Majority of Brit expats planning to vote to remain in EU, survey finds

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67% of British expats polled said that they plan to vote to remain in the EU.

A survey by English-language newspaper The Local has found that the majority of British expats in Europe plan to vote to remain in the European Union (EU) in the forthcoming referendum…

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Author: 27/04/2016 [2] Comments 

Spanish rulemakers propose more flexible working hours

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Presenteeism is not really a Spanish thing, but certainly more flexible working hours would be welcome.

The fallacy that Spaniards are somewhat workshy was put to bed many years ago during the depths of the economic crisis as Brits, Germans and other Europeans welcomed hardworking but unemployed-at-home Spaniards to their shores.

Because in truth, Spaniards have always worked hard. In Spain, working hours are among the highest in Europe, as is productivity: when a Spaniard is at work, they work…

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Author: 26/04/2016 [1] Comment 

Spain’s booming tourism sector set to grow a further 3.8% this year

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Even in the winter months, resorts such as Puerto Banús are adept at drawing the crowds.

It has driven the Spanish economic recovery, put smiles – and a healthy glow – on the faces of millions of Brits every year, and has been responsible for one in five of all jobs created in the country so far this year – and now Spain’s superb tourism industry is on course for a bumper 2016…

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Author: 22/04/2016 [0] Comments 

Exact number of Brits in Spain still unknown

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Many Brits who own a holiday home in Spain do not live there permanently, but do spend a large portion of the year in Spain.

Is it two million? More? Less? Maybe 750,000? The exact number of Brits who live in Spain remains unknown, official sources have said, largely because of the difficulty in registering and recording who lives where, and for how long.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last week claimed that there were “nearly three-quarters of a million British people living in Spain” when he waded into the EU Referendum debate…

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Author: 18/04/2016 [0] Comments 

Spanish airports enjoy bumper March as passenger numbers up 14%

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Málaga airport has so far this year welcomed 14.4% more passengers than at the same point in 2015.

With Easter falling a few weeks earlier than normal this year, some tourism experts had worried about the impact that could have had on travel spending. After all, a sunny, dry Easter is far more enjoyable than a wet and windy one. And an Easter in mid-April is far more likely to deliver those conditions than one at the end of March…

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Author: 15/04/2016 [2] Comments 
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