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Moving to The UK

An Introduction to The UK

With over 400,000 Australian born ex-pats currently living in the United Kingdom, it is a popular destination for Australians looking to move abroad. When moving to the UK, it is important to move with a provider who understands the United Kingdom and how to freight your goods from Australia to the UK.

Palmers has a number of years experience moving to the UK from Australia, covering everywhere from Cardiff to Glasgow, London to Liverpool, Exeter to Edinburgh, Northern Ireland and all areas in between. Our moving to the UK guide covers everything you can expect when relocating to the UK.

What to Expect When Moving to the UK?

The UK is a country of vast variety, with a criss-cross of cultures from around the world. From the iconic sights of Big Ben and the houses of parliament in London to the atmospheric Edinburgh castle, the beauty of the midlands and peak district to the breath-taking sights of Northern Ireland and Wales, the UK offers some fantastic sights to discover.

What Documentation is Required When Moving to the UK?

When moving to the UK you can expect warm summers and cool winters. Whilst summer temperatures do not rise to the same level as those in mainland Europe, the winters tend to be milder. Northern areas, particularly in Scotland, tend to get more rain, with lower temperatures in the winter. If you are looking for milder winters, southern areas of the UK tend to have less harsh winters.

Climate in the UK

When moving to the UK you can expect warm summers and cool winters. Whilst summer temperatures do not rise to the same level as those in mainland Europe, the winters tend to be milder. Northern areas, particularly in Scotland, tend to get more rain, with lower temperatures in the winter. If you are looking for milder winters, southern areas of the UK tend to have less harsh winters.

Summer

Winter

Cost of Living When Moving to the UK

When moving to the UK from Australia, it is worth comparing the cost of living between the two countries. On average, depending on where you are moving to/from, buying or renting a property on your move to the UK could work out as cheaper. This can vary by area, however. For example, moving to London will be considerably more expensive than moving to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Working in the UK

With the third-largest economy in Europe and the lowest unemployment rate since 1975, the UK is an attractive place to live and work. According to the Office for National Statistics, there are around 3.5 million non-UK nationals working in the UK with a large economic focus concentrated on London and the South East.

Healthcare in the UK

When moving to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, healthcare is provided by the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a publically-funded healthcare system that is free at the point of access. This is run through taxes rather than private health insurance. Private healthcare is also available with health insurance widely available.

 

Best Places to Live in the UK:

  1. Edinburgh
  2. London
  3. Bristol
  4. Newcastle-Gateshead
  5. Manchester
  6. Glasgow
  7. Leeds
  8. Cardiff
  9. Sheffield
  10. Liverpool
  11. Belfast
  12. Birmingham

Edinburgh

LONDON

Top Things to Do in the UK

If you are moving to the United Kindom, here are just a few of the incredible sights you can visit.

  1. Visit the Edinburgh Fringe
  2. Wander Wales’ Italian-style village of Portmeirion
  3. Visit the Beatle’s childhood homes
  4. See one of Shakespeare’s plays in his home town
  5. Ride the London Eye, see Big Ben & visit London’s many free museums
  6. See Stonehenge
  7. Visit Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones sights
  8. Go fossil-hunting along the Jurassic Coast

 

 

Palmers Relocations Services to The Uk

Our international relocation services to The UK include:

– Door-to-door service
– Shared container options
– Direct shipments
– Sea and Air Freight
– Car transportation
– Fixed price quotations

Get your free quote today and get a full international relocation to the UK.