Tips for Renewing Your Health Insurance Policy in the UK

When you buy health insurance, you’re usually committing to a one-year contract. This results in an annual dilemma of deciding whether to stay with your existing provider or switch to a new one. Before your contract renewal date, you have the chance to evaluate whether the policy still suits your needs and budget. A month …

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Top 8 Places to Live in Belgium for Expats

Belgium is not just a hub of world-renowned chocolates and beers, but it is also home to the NATO headquarters, EU Commission, and European Parliament. Moreover, there are several cities that could be the best place to live in Belgium for expats like you. Relocating to any country is never easy, which is why doing …

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The world’s 3 most popular business travel destinations

As the world opens to international travel, many business travellers are eagerly packing their bags, preparing their business proposals and solutions, and jetting out to international hubs to seal deals and make up for lost face-to-face experiences. This Pacific Prime UK article looks at the world’s 3 most popular business travel destinations that will fulfil …

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Your guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this winter

Have you ever had the winter blues? You know, generally feeling sad and more down in the dumps when the temperature cools down and darkness ensues. It turns out this feeling can be explained not just by the colloquial phrase, but also by a scientific term known as Seasonal Affective Disorder – very aptly shortened …

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Paper £20 and £50 note withdrawal: Here’s what you need to know

Cash alert for everyone, including expats in the UK! Check your wallets and safe storage places; for your old paper, £20 and £50 banknotes will no longer be legal tender after 30th September 2022. The important announcement by the Bank of England comes at a crucial time when the old notes will finally be replaced …

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What extreme heat does to the human body

Many parts of the UK have witnessed soaring temperatures in the past few days – for instance, Santon Downham in Suffolk recorded a whopping 32.7°C (91°F) last week. When considering that global average temperatures are increasing year on year due to greenhouse emissions, amongst other factors, extreme heat is not only an inconvenience but also …

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UK inflation 2022: How to cope with rising prices

Prices are increasing the fastest in 40 years as higher energy bills affect households across the UK. The UK inflation rate surged to 9% over the past year to April 2022, up from 7% in March. The unexpected increase shocked millions of UK residents who were surprised by a GBP £700 increase in their annual …

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Why you can’t concentrate at work (and what you can do about it)

We’ve all had days where we can’t seem to focus on the task at hand and actually accomplish anything. We take way too long to reply to an email, then open a YouTube video and go down its often-inevitable rabbit hole, or scroll through social media much longer than we should. Knowing that our list …

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