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British Benevolent Fund extends help to expats on Costa del Sol amid twin challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit

A MADRID charity set up to help Brits in Spain who find themselves beset by financial difficulties has expanded to the Costa del Sol...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

ANALYSIS: Are Brits really leaving Spain in droves because of Brexit?

BRITS are leaving Spain in droves according to reports in the British tabloid press this week, but is there any evidence that this is...

Gibraltar treaty talks could begin within days to determine post-Brexit relations after threat of no-deal scenario

AFTER a rocky start, negotiations over future relations between Gibraltar and the EU-bloc are set to begin within weeks. The negotiating mandate was approved by...

BREXIT: 150,000 Brits in Spain have applied for TIE residency card. And here’s why you should too

THE British Embassy in Madrid has revealed that 150,000 Britons living in Spain have been issued with TIE cards since it was introduced in...

EXCLUSIVE: “Time to get out of Dodge” – meet the Brexit refugees making a new life in Spain (part...

Continuing on from our recent feature on Brits that have left their homes in the UK to start new lives in sunnier climes here...

INTERVIEW: UK’s Europe Minister flies into Madrid for talks with Spain over issues affecting British expats post-Brexit

In an interview at the British Embassy in Madrid, Europe Minister Wendy Morton told the Olive Press that “citizens’ rights remain really really important” to the British government.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Brexit refugees who fled Britain for a new life in Spain

BRITISH expats living in Spain watching events unfold in the UK in recent days may be forgiven for feeling a certain Schadenfreude as critics...

BREXIT: New rules means Spanish travellers to UK must show passport not ID card to enter from Oct 1

EUROPEAN travellers visiting the UK will no longer be allowed entry by showing an ID card and from October 1 must present a valid...

BREXIT SURVEY: What are the issues that most affect Brits in Spain? 

THE British Embassy in Madrid wants to understand more about the key issues affecting Brits living in Spain since the UK’s withdrawal from the...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

BACK TO SCHOOL: Brits in Spain urged to remember that children also need to register as residents

AS we move into September, families have been making sure that their children are prepared for the school year ahead.  But one important issue is...

OPINION: British demand for property in Spain appears indestructible

WHEN the 2016 referendum produced that famous shock result in favour of Brexit, the fear was that the longstanding love of British buyers for...

Over a third of a BILLION euros lost in business between UK and Spain during Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade...

SINCE the first of 2019, the value of Spanish exports to the UK has dropped £200 million, according to the UK Food & Drink...

Number of Brits buying property in Spain drops to historic low

THE number of Brits buying property in Spain has dropped to an historic low thanks to Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. But Brits do still...

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about new post-Brexit rules on UK passport validity

AMID all the other travel confusion and chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, UK authorities have just published a new notice of...

ANALYSIS: Brexit has serious consequences for vulnerable Brits in Spain with untold numbers falling through the gaps

Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain analyses the first report from the House of Lords European Affairs Committee which explores the issues surrounding the...

Brexit agreement over Gibraltar derailed as EU told to ‘think again’ over rules at border with Spain

THE British government has rejected the latest plan from the EU in post-Brexit treaty negotiations over the future of Gibraltar insisting that the bloc...

Brexit may force Spain’s main TV channels to cut down screenings of UK-made programmes

A fresh Brexit consequence could cut the number of British TV shows shown on European Union television screens including those in Spain. It's a new...

BREXIT ANNIVERSARY: Five years on from the vote that determined its future place outside the European Union, how has...

Katherine Brook takes a look at the progress made by Gib as it forges a new future after Brexit.

CONGRATS! Queen honours campaigners who fought Brexit and provide support to Brits in Spain

FOUR Britons behind leading citizens’ rights campaigns in Spain have been awarded MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year. The British Embassy in...

ITV EXPLAINER: What you need to know about changes to Spain’s vehicle safety checks from June 1

A SERIES of changes have been introduced to the Spanish version of the MOT – the ITV. As of today (Tuesday June 1), drivers passing...

REUNITED: “It’s wonderful to be home” say Brits returning to Spain as restrictions lift

AN EXPAT couple who spent months stuck in England unable to return to their villa in Spain and collect their beloved rescue dog from...

BREXIT: British driving licence exchange scheme extended until end of 2021

IN news that will come as a huge relief to all those British drivers resident in Spain who are in the process of exchanging...

15-year rule scrapped: Long-term Brits in Spain gain right to ‘votes for life’ in UK elections

British citizens who have moved abroad will be given 'votes for life' as the UK Government scraps the arbitrary 15-year limit on the voting...

How the fight for the rights of British citizens in Spain continues after Brexit

From concerns about healthcare and residency to problems regarding work and keeping families together, a new European Affairs Committee this week heard from Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson, about the biggest troubles faced by British residents in Spain after Brexit.

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