Whether you are moving back to the UK out of necessity or want, there are a few things to keep in mind. Whenever you return to a place that you haven’t been to for a while, it can often feel like everything has changed in your absence; this is because you tend to think of it the way as it was before you left, so it is a natural thought process to have.
Despite this, there may be some differences when you return, so it makes sense to do a bit of research so you know what to expect when you get off the plane. There are also some more practical considerations to keep in mind that will help to make your transition just that little bit simpler. Here are just a few of the things you might want to pay some attention to:
Moving Back Funds
If you have a bank account abroad, the chances are you will want to move the funds to your bank account in the UK – assuming you didn’t close yours when you went overseas. Search online for a service that will allow you to do a Euro exchange so you end up with a good exchange rate when you buy your British Sterling. If you closed your account in the UK, think about whether you can use the same service to transfer your funds to a trusted family member; you will be able to sort out another transfer when you are back on home soil.
Many people leave the UK for work, but then need to return when their contract expires or their services are no longer needed. Either way, this means finding new employment upon return to the United Kingdom. If you are in the same position, you should be able to apply for jobs before you even touch down at home; there are so many sites on the internet you could use to find suitable opportunities.
You could also use tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn to find companies that will be recruiting in the near future. It is worth noting that you should update your CV, as well as providing a cover letter explaining your return to the UK – people may be more likely to offer you an interview or position if they don’t need to pay your relocation funds.
Buying A House
You will also need to think about where you will live when you return. It is likely that your family members will be pleased to see you, but that doesn’t mean they want you sleeping on their sofa. See if you can line up a rental property for the meantime, or even buy somewhere if you have the available funds and time on your side. Renting is a good idea if you haven’t got a solid job offer yet, as you might find that you need to move to a different area in the near future for employment.