(An expats look at why relocating to UK)
Moving to other country is one of the biggest transitions in your life. It can be challenging as well as immensely rewarding and enriching experience. UK is an attractive destination for expats. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Moving to the UK is an attractive option for various reasons.
Economy of UK
The United Kingdom’s economy is huge. The UK economy comprises the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland The UK is one of the world’s most globalized economies In fact, it’s the sixth largest in the world and it has enjoyed steady economic growth until the current world economic downturn. In essence though, businesses are still growing and people are finding work.
Cost of living in UK
Usually, students are expected to be able to cover their living costs independently. Compared to other European countries, the UK can be expensive; although compared to Scandinavian countries, the cost of living in the UK is low. However, as with everywhere, the cost of living will depend on what you do and where you live. The largest expense is usually rent.
Job Opportunities in UK for foreigners
Many expats dream of finding a job in the UK. If you are looking for a job in UK there are so many job openings. The top sectors for expats include computer programming, consultancy and the financial sector. The UK Home Office publishes a list each year of jobs in the UK for foreigners
Health Care in UK
The standard of hospitals and medical facilities in the UK is excellent and we will find that doctors and medical staff are well-trained. Health care in UK is by and large free and the National Health Service (NHS) is often said to be one of the country’s greatest assets. Expats eligible to take advantage of the NHS should note, however, that while the service is free, appointments can be difficult to make and waiting times are often lengthy. Each public healthcare system also provides free ambulance services for emergencies, when patients need the specialist transport only available from ambulance crews or when patients are not fit to travel home by public transport. In specific emergencies, emergency air transport is also provided by naval, military and air force aircraft of whatever type might be appropriate or available on each occasion, and dentists can only charge NHS patients at the set rates for each country.
Education in UK
Education is of a very high standard in the United Kingdom. People moving to the UK with children will find that there are lots of schooling options available, but the education standards vary considerably. Foreigners legally living in the UK are eligible to send their children to state schools which are funded by the government, but standards at these schools are sometimes low. Those who opt to have their child educated at a private or international school should budget accordingly. If further education is your intention, then the UK has what you need. With some of the best universities in the world, including Cambridge and Oxford, the UK is highly regarded for higher education.
Public Transport in UK
Public transportation in UK is of a high standard. The quality of road infrastructure is excellent. The entire UK is covered by a vast network of rail and coach services. People living in any of the major cities such as London, Manchester or Edinburgh won’t need to own a car as public transport is very comprehensive and getting around is relatively stress-free. Most cities have an extensive network of bus and light rail services, too.
There are few places with such a rich culture as the UK. With its ethnic mix of population and a long and interesting history it is a fascinating place to explore.
Religion in UK
The UK can be described as a multi-faith society. Christianity is the major religion in UK, followed by Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism.
UK has a reputation for wet weather all year round, it doesn’t rain every day all year around. However, it is impossible to guarantee good or bad weather in any given month.
Tourism in UK
UK is a perfect Tourist destination. So no matter what kind of holiday you want, you’ll enjoy in UK. You’ll find historical locations, ecological attractions and so on. The major tourist destinations are Eden project, Stonehenge, Tower of London, city of bath, Historic Yorkshire, Cambridge University, Lake District National Park etc.
UK has endless shopping choices from the bright lights of Oxford Street to the medieval rows of Chester. If its designer labels you want, head to London’s Westbourne Grove or Harvey Nichols in Leeds, or Portobello Market or Manchester Fashion Market for vintage and one-off finds.
Food in UK
British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. From Cornish cream teas and English wines to smoky Northumberland kippers and Brick Lane curries, English food is exciting and diverse. No matter where you are in UK, you can find great regional food and restaurants.
Sports in UK
Sports play an important part in the life in UK and are a popular leisure activity. England’s national sport is cricket, although too many people football is seen as their national sport. Football is the most popular sport. Some of England’s football teams are world famous, the most famous being Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Quality of living
United Kingdom is an attractive place for living. UK economy, which are growing in strength include IT, engineering, finance, healthcare, energy, oil and gas, as well as construction. Expats with experience and good skills in these sectors will find that there is a lot of scope for career progress in UK.However, living in UK will be an enjoyable experience for expats.