Thursday, March 22, 2018

UK searches to move abroad increased by 30% post Brexit

UK residents considering a move

Spain will repeat general election on June 26 as King Felipe dissolves parliament

King Felipe signed a decree dissolving the current parliament in a bid to break the political stalemate

Ciudad Real ghost airport finally sold for €56.2 million

CR International Airport SL the new owner of abandoned ‘Don Quixote’ airport

Spaniards employed in UK face losing their jobs in Brexit

The bombshell comes as the IMF warned last night that a Brexit risked causing ‘severe global economic damage’

Fears mount over new financial crisis as Spanish stocks are rocked

The IBEX 35 dropped 4.4% on February 8, its steepest fall since August

Record-breaking bookings for Spanish holidays this summer

January figures for holiday bookings this summer are up by 27%

Spanish economy to boom in 2016 despite government uncertainty

SPAIN is set to outpace the world's leading advanced economies in 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The agency upgraded its outlook for...

Tourism brought €124 billion to Spain’s economy last year

84.7% of firms confirming their sales improved last year

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa and footballer Gabriel Milito owe Spanish tax man millions

Football clubs Racing Santander, Recreativo de Huelva, Jerez, Murcia, Albacete and Alicante are also named for owing the tax man more than €1 million

Multi-million euro lawsuit to take on 250 car dealerships and 30 manufacturers in Spain

Prosecuting lawyer Rosa Guirado has described this case as ‘even more damning’ than the Volkswagen emissions fraud

Spain in Top 10 for ‘ultra-rich’ people

There are 1,390 Spaniards with more than €43 million to their name

Spain second-most visited LGBT destination in Europe

Over €6 billion was pumped into the Spanish economy via LGBT tourism in the past 12 months

Spanish rail workers set to strike in September

September 4 will be the first of four 24-hour strikes by train workers’ union SEMFE

Malaga motorists rack up €4 million of fines in 10 months

Two speed cameras claimed €4 million in fines in less than a year

Spain sees largest fall in unemployment since 2005

Unemployment is falling, GDP is rising and forecasts are optimistic

British tourism in Spain on the up after Tunisia terrorism warnings

Without Tunisia as an option, even more Brits vacation in Spain

Cash used for 80% of Spanish transactions

Spain lags behind Europe in plastic and e-transactions

Spain paying a third less than Britain to download music, films and audiobooks

However, both Netflix and Spotify are still more expensive in the UK than Spain

eBay bans Spaniard for selling plots on the Sun

Using a loophole in the ‘Outer Space Treaty’ the Spanish entrepreneur is taking the trading website to court

Spaniards pay less alcohol tax than anywhere in Europe

A recent study found that Spaniards pay lower tax on their beers, whiskeys and wines than anywhere else in Europe

Budget airlines booming on flights to Spain

In April alone, 2.85 million Brits descended on Spain via low cost airlines

Spain’s Bankia to sell off €4.8 billion worth of Spanish property

Investment in Spanish property shot up from €4.9 billion in 2013 to a massive €17.8 billion last year

Andalucia hotel stays 10% up on last year

Hotels and guesthouses across the region recorded almost 7.1 million overnight stays in the first quarter of 2015

Thousands of bank accounts in Spain could be closed unless you hand in ID

Spaniards must provide a copy of their DNI national identity card, while foreign residents must either provide their residency card or passport by April 30

Hello to Hola Bank – expat focussed bank launching in Spain today

Backed by La Caíxa it is aimed at expats and foreign clients


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