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 British Embassy Press Releases

Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm

Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm

A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had its licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator.

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Open Letter to UK Citizens Living in Spain, from HMA Simon Manley

Open Letter to UK Citizens Living in Spain, from HMA Simon Manley

Given the success of the Spanish State Visit to the UK the week before last, which, among other things, highlighted the importance of people to people links between our two countries, I thought it timely to return to the subject of citizens’ rights in the negotiations on our departure from and future partnership with the […]

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No excuses for benefit fraud

A Briton who lived in Mazarrón, in southwest Spain, and claimed that being penniless and homeless had left him no choice but to make a fraudulent claim for benefit has been handed two suspended prison sentences and ordered to repay in full the wrongfully claimed cash.

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The hunt is on for more of Britain’s most wanted fugitives

The hunt is on for more of Britain’s most wanted fugitives

Ten more of the most wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding in Spain’s British communities have been revealed in a new appeal by independent UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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15 year rule removed

15 year rule removed

The UK government has detailed plans to allow all overseas Brits to vote in parliamentary elections, seeing the 15 year rule removed.

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Consul thanks Jávea for helping Brits during blaze

Consul thanks Jávea for helping Brits during blaze

In a specially arranged visit to Jávea following the recent forest fires, British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris thanked authorities and local services for their handling of the situation and urged British nationals to always follow the instructions of the local authorities in an emergency situation.

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New Housing Benefit limits for claimants going abroad

New Housing Benefit limits for claimants going abroad

People living in Great Britain can now only receive Housing Benefit for 4 weeks if they are out of the country. Previously, housing benefit claimants could continue having their rent paid for up to 13 weeks.

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Be passport aware

Be passport aware

Be passport aware on your holidays and save time and money. Last year, more than 5,000 Britons lost their passports while in Spain.

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Statement by HMA Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, on the outcome of the referendum

Statement by HMA Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, on the outcome of the referendum

Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, today issued a statement to the English-language media in Spain which serves British nationals living in the country.

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Proxy voting enrolment ends June 7

Proxy voting enrolment ends June 7

For eligible British citizens, proxy voting enrolment ends June 7 2016. The deadline has already passed for postal voting.

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Surge in expats applying to register to vote as EU Referendum date is set

Surge in expats applying to register to vote as EU Referendum date is set

The announcement of the date for the EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union has triggered a surge in the numbers of British expats wanting to register to vote.

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Voting in the EU referendum

Voting in the EU referendum

Did you know you may be eligible to vote in the EU Referendum? If you have been on the electoral roll in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

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