The Latest ... in Global Mobility

Welcome to The Latest in Global Mobility , a round-up of what's being thought, said and is happening in Global Mobility circles. Read about what we are doing at Expat Academy for you, plus the latest from our experts to keep you up-to-date on the current thinking and advice in the industry.
The Secret Diary of a Global Mobility Manager
This week, Gina Tonic i quite chuffed with herself. After a company acquisition, and being given responsibility for the 'international assignments' workstream in the project plan, Gina reported back that the acquired assignee population were pleased with their new assignment package and the workstream got a big tick. That was until the HR Director got involved ...
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From our Global Mobility experts
Mexico Relocation: What you need to know
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America (behind Brazil) and has become increasingly dominated by private sector businesses, focused on a mix of industry and agriculture. The country has seen expanded competition in many industries which has opened up new job opportunities for expats.
Ireland: Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas
As of 3rd September 2018, the online appointment booking service for visa-required nationals seeking re-entry visas from the Re-entry Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will cease to operate. All applications must be submitted by post.
Corporate Criminal Offence Legislation – United Kingdom
Corporate Criminal Offence (CCO) legislation has been in effect since September 2017 and HMRC’s focus on this is increasing. The CCO legislation covers the failure to put necessary measures in place to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.