Category Archives: GOV.UK

UK Government clampdown on fraudulent sickness claims

British Ambassador to Spain sets out UK Government clampdown on fraudulent sickness claims  British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley recently wrote to key stakeholders in the Spanish tourism industry informing them of the steps taken by the UK government to tackle fraudulent sickness claims, an issue which has had a…

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…

Compensation claim fakes ordered average of 12 alcoholic drinks a day

Two Liverpudlian tourists who tried to sue Jet2holidays, by claiming they were ‘bed-ridden’ during their visit to Gran Canaria as a result of food poisoning, were, it has transpired, actually boozing throughout their stay, according to their hotel bill. The duo stayed at the Gloria Palace Hotel on the south…

Guide to Seeing a Canary Islands Doctor

Do you want to know how to make an appointment with a GP? Or, in an emergency, how to call  

UK Government ‘Brexit’ webpage

British nationals looking for advice on travelling and living in Europe, following the EU referendum

Eligible to vote in the EU Referendum?

British Embassy launches expat awareness campaign If you have been on the electoral roll 

Oakley College Head Master to receive MBE

The Principal of Gran Canaria’s Oakley College is to receive an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Discover the secrets to a happy life in Spain

Ambassador urges British residents to follow the example of those who are most content.

“Canary Islands in the hearts of the British”

Playa del Inglés, today became the Canary Islands pioneer of a newly installed ‘help point’ system

‘Most wanted’ cocaine smuggler jailed in UK

One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives, captured after being on the run for nearly two years in Spain

1 in 5 British tourists take ‘Getaway Gamble´

The FCO reminds British nationals to get travel insurance as claims reach £370 million

Stay #PassportAware while in the Canaries

British consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife join forces with airport authorities to warn visitors

UK citizens overseas can still vote in the General Election

With the registration deadline of Monday 20 April just one week away, the UK Electoral Commission has urged UK citizens who are living overseas to register to vote in the UK General Election.

GOV.UK: UK announces health surcharge

From 6 April, all nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) coming to the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ as part of their visa application.