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Florida’s only website for everything British

CONTACT THE PUBLISHER:  For queries or advertising rates, email your name and city to :   britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   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 LIVING 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 Florida British loop!  Email your name and city to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews.  

REST IN PEACE OUR BELOVED QUEEN, 1926-2022.  GOD SAVE KING CHARLES—coronation on May 6, 2023.
 £$  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.   

flagman TO WATCH SIX NATIONS RUGBY 2023 with fellow Brit fans see the Pubs and Rugby pages on this website. 

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 fare quote. 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 name and phone to rih@continentaltravelgroup.com   IMPORTANT:  Give Richard reference code 9340 for best deal. OR call direct 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.

flagmanARE YOU AN EXPAT BRIT OVER 57?  See the PENSIONS page on this website for how to apply for a UK pension.  

flagman Saturday February 11, 2023 Beloved British star Boy George will be appearing in the Ft. Lauderdale Pride Festival parade. To attend see www.prideoftheamericas.org 

  flagmanTo find British events in your Florida city, click on the BRITISH EVENTS + SCOTTISH page on this website .

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    FOR OTHER UK-USA accountants in Floridam see the FINANCIAL SERVICES page on this website.  

  SOCCER:  To watch Premier League with local Brits,  consult the PUBS page on this website. Then call your nearest one for current information.  Also see the Soccer in Florida page on this website.  There you’ll find latest  on DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS Miami team INTER MIAMI CF, local Florida soccer teams and where to watch the EPL live in Florida. 

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.

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 and owns a home here.  [I was invited media guest onboard the ship Scarlet Lady in September 2021 and sailed as passenger on their December 2022 Christmas cruise to Mexico. Had a super experience in every way—–PK, publisher.] The new ship VALIANT LADY arrived October 30, 2022 in Port Miami with Sir Richard Branson in person. For info/to book a cruise see www.virginvoyages.com   

   ► 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 UK GOVERNMENT IN FLORIDA, for UK visa matters, Emergency UK passports, UK Trade and more. 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.   

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

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 

 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:  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 to 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 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