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Florida’s only website for everything British

REST IN PEACE OUR BELOVED QUEEN, 1926-2022.  GOD SAVE KING CHARLES.  CONTACT THE PUBLISHER:  For queries or advertising rates, send email to :   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   Include your city.  Ask any questions on UK-USA matters and our professional British team guarantees to get you sorted, as we Brits say! OR call the British Bureau [305] 371-9340 during Florida office hours.  Launched in 1996, this website is consulted by Florida’s large expat British community, UK-US media and UK Brits wishing to move here.  Publisher:  Patricia Kawaja,  ex-Londoner and Florida editor of Union Jack British Newspaper for 24 years.

  flagmanARE YOU A BRIT RESIDENT IN FLORIDA?  OR A UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY HERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  We’ll keep YOU in the local British loop!  Send email to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:   Receive Florida  eBritnews.  Include your city.

flagmanTo find British events in your Florida city, click on the two BRITISH EVENTS pages on this website .

TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES for expats:  Fellow Brit British native and FABB member  Paul Jerome, has owned and operated his full service tax and accounting firm in the US since 2005. He is well versed in all US tax and accounting matters.  He offers business set-ups (i.e. advising the best business structure for each clients circumstance (i.e. Corps, LLC, etc.), full service accounting (payroll, bank reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, financial statement preparation) and is an experienced/qualified full service income tax preparer.  He can advise on the best business set-up and provide assistance in satisfying any visa requirements.  Paul’s firm has two Florida offices and has clients he services remotely, some in the UK.   TAMPA OFFICE Reach Paul on [813] 983-0235  or  LAKELAND OFFICE [863] 644-9756 or email your query to :  pjerome@americas-tax.com  His website is www.americas-tax.com  FABB member since November 2015

MIAMI ART WEEK December 1-6, 2022: Art Basel, Art Miami and other major art shows. Many British galleries and artists attend.
Info/tickets for all the shows see the ART page on this website.  

   WORLD CUP 2022:   TO  WATCH with fellow Brit fans: Consult the PUBS page on this website . They show the matches or will tell you which local bars do. Also see the SOCCER IN FLORIDA page on this website.

 £$  TIP:  TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER UK CURRENCY.  DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  USE MONEYCORP.   [FYI:  I use Moneycorp myself–Publisher]  TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on her cell [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com   To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend the services of Moneycorp. THE BEST WAY:  Moneycorp. At lower rates than any bank This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save you the considerable exchange fees.  Moneycorp does that for you.  Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report savings and satisfaction.   Moneycorp’s HQ is in London.  Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted FABB members since 2005. 

The preferred way to move your beloved pets to/from the UK. www.airanimal.com See Air Animal services on the SHIPPING page of this website.

flagman Are you a UK-based Briton wanting to move to Florida? Click on the green HOW TO EMIGRATE box on this website. 

  I recommend you take a Virgin Voyages cruise from Port Miami. Owned by Brilliant Brit Sir Richard Branson, who comes often to Miami.  [Was invited media guest onboard the ship Scarlet Lady in September 2021 and am booked as passenger on their December 22 Christmas cruise to Mexico–PK].  See the VIRGIN VOYAGES Page on this website. The new ship VALIANT LADY arrived October 30 with Sir Richard Branson in person. For info on all sailings and to book see www.virginvoyages.com 

   flagman   YOUR UK PENSION.  THERE ARE 2 TYPES:  A] The private company pension, if you worked for a UK business.
B] The state pension issued by the UK Government, available to all Britons at pension age. To see how to apply for either type, look at the
PENSIONS page on this website. Or email your pension query direct to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  Put UK PENSION on the subject line.  

 ► Do you own a vacation home in Orlando/Kissimmee?  Need peace of mind while you’re away? Use our experts from the Property Management page on this website. 

 flagman FLORIDA’S CURRENT BRITISH CONSUL-GENERAL is Rufus Drabble, effective August 2022, based in the Miami British Consulate-General. See the UK Government page on this website. OR Call the British Consulate -General [305] 400-6400 in downtown Miami. 

flagman   A BRITISH REALTOR UNDERSTANDS YOU BETTER!  Looking to buy/rent in Florida?  FABB’s realtors network was  established in 1997 and we strongly advise UK buyers to use one from our team listed on the PROPERTY page of this website.   FABB has the only statewide network of qualified, Florida-licensed expat British real estate professionals.  They work closely with UK-based Brits and resident Florida expats to find them a holiday home, permanent residence or commercial property.   A fellow Brit understands you better.  Avoid the pitfalls of negotiations in a foreign land.   IMPORTANT :   Only select a realtor operating in the LOCAL Florida area you wish to live.   

  flagman HIRE A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT! Persuasive, authoritative, attractive, always in style, trendy and alluring–a great sales tool. For commercials, radio, your company phone system or any other purpose.  Call the British Bureau office [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs.   


FOR UK BRITS WISHING TO MOVE to FLORIDA :    First step is to join FABB.  Since 1997,  FABB has helped more Brits get established in Florida than anyone else.  Avoid being conned!  We strongly recommend you join,  to use our trusted, expert team and advice custom to YOU.  TO APPLY:  Send an email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  with “JOIN FABB from UK” on the subject line.  Include your current UK city + age + occupation + single/married/children?  Here’s of the many testimonials from our UK members who used FABB for their move :   “We made it to Florida–thanks to FABB!  We used FABB’s trusted, experienced team.   FABB gave us peace of mind and oiled the works for this major step in our lives. The small membership fee saved us worry, precious time and possible fraud by others. “—OLWEN STUBBS,  who moved to Central Florida from Wales in 2007.  THE ULTIMATE TESTIMONIAL:   “All UK Britons planning to emigrate to Florida are recommended to join FABB.” —Her Majesty’s British Consul-General for Florida stated at a public function in 2002.  

flagman For today’s UK news always consult the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk    About the Royal family, all members:  Find the latest on their official website  www.royal.gov.uk    

 flagman FOR CHEAPEST FLIGHTS TO/FROM UK and European cities:   Use code 9340.  BEFORE YOU BOOK ELSEWHERE :  Contact the British travel whizz we Florida Brits all use for a farequote. Miami-based Richard has served British and American clients across Florida for 2 decades—-anybody who wants to fly to Europe.   Great personal service from a fellow Brit!  FIRST:  Email Richard your travel query with your phone number to rih@continentaltravelgroup.com   IMPORTANT:  Give Richard reference code 9340 for best deal. OR call Richard Hubbard on his cell  [305] 905-0950.    NOTE:  Richard handles flights FROM the UK too–maybe you want to buy a ticket for family to come over to visit you?  Ask Richard for a quote.

flagman  NEED TO RENEW YOUR UK PASSPORT?  Or apply for a new one for your British children?
Just go
to the PASSPORTS page on this website and follow the steps there 

flagman  ERIK MCALL is a UK-USA Tax specialist and FABB member.   Based in the UK, he has clients in Florida, all USA and UK.  He advises UK residents who have moved to the USA or plan to and receive income from UK sources (such as rental income).  Erik can also assist with any US tax concerns that you may have regarding non-US income and especially the sale of any residential property in the UK.      FIRST STEP:  Email him your query to erik@edaprof.co.uk   Erik McCall, CTA/ATT is a EDA Professional Services in Glasgow, Scotland. OFFICE 0141 261 1899  Email erik@edaprof.co.uk   Erik is a Member of FABB, Florida Association of British Business.

 flagmanTESTIMONIAL [Just one of hundreds on file]  ” Your website is the best I have ever seen for expat Brits and I’ve been on lots!” –OLIVIA HILL in Gwent, Wales.

  WELSH JOKE:  Two Texans Rex and Chuck were touring Wales when they came to the town with the world’s longest name:   LLANFAIRPWLLGWNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH  said the sign.  They argued about how say it.  Stumped. So they went into a local burger place and asked the waitress.
REX:    How do you correctly pronounce the name of this place please?
CHUCK:           Say it really slowly.

flagman  Want to find out if you’re eligible for a UK Government pension?  Read the UK PENSIONS page on this website–all explained simply!  

flagman UK-USA TAX ACCOUNTING:   Owner Accounting Services provides a US/UK tax service  to owners of Florida rental properties. The company is run by British professionals Laurie Harter and Stephen Harter, based in  the UK [Lymm, Cheshire].  Stephen  Harter is a qualified UK Chartered Management Accountant and Enrolled Agent and Certified Acceptance Agent in the USA.  They lived in Florida for several years and still own a place in Windermere, so familiar with UK-Florida matters. They offer the following services ITIN Applications (Renewal and New) , Non-Resident US Tax Returns , US Business Tax Returns , Ex-Pat US Tax Returns , FIRPTA 8288B services (when Selling) ,UK Tax Filing  including reporting US Rental Income in the UK , FBAR Filing etc.  In first instance, send your query to stephen@owneraccounting.com
Or call their UK office 01144 1925758330    

  SOCCER FANS IN FLORIDA!!  Go to the Soccer in Florida page on this website.  There you’ll find latest  DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS Miami team INTER MIAMI CF, local Florida soccer teams and where to watch the EPL live in Florida. 


flagman The British Bureau maintains the only statewide database of resident Britons and British businesses in
every Florida zipcode. It’s been compiled since 1991 and updated daily. 

►   FABB  [Florida Association of British Business]  was voted the Best British Business Group in the USA in 2010 by the UK Weekly Telegraph,  reaching expatriate readers in 49 countries.   IF YOU ARE A BRITISH-RUN BUSINESS IN FLORIDA,  JOIN TO SHOWCASE AND MARKET YOUR BUSINESS to the resident British community in all parts of Florida.  Find  FABB’s member British businesses and professionals in Florida listed on this website.  To ask how membership can bring YOU more customers + help your business grow,  email your query to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put  “FABB Membership Florida Business.  Or call FABB office [305] 371-9340 during Florida business hours.


 ► DO YOU NEED TO BUY AN E2 QUALIFYING BUSINESS for your Florida move? Find them on the BUSINESSES FOR SALE PAGE on this website.

  FACT:  The World Wide web, now known as the Internet,  was invented in 1989 by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, born in 1956.

Need a Job in Florida?  Obtain FABB’s Jobs Websites list.  For details email Name + City + Phone
to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On Subject line put: FABB’s Jobs list