Moving From UK to Denmark

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Moving From UK to Denmark

MAKE YOUR REMOVALS TO DENMARK STRESS-FREE WITH SCHEPENS

If you’re thinking that Scandinavia may be a great place to work for a while, you’ll most definitely be considering Denmark as a potential destination. Schepens has been helping professionals, students and families who are moving from UK to Denmark for over a century, so we know the country well, and we know the logistics of moving there even better.


The World Bank recently named Denmark as the number one country in Europe for ease of doing business. For this reason, many multinational companies have invested in the country and have headquarters there. English is the language of business in Denmark, and the work-life balance offered to employees recognises and incorporates the need for family time alongside work time.

WORKING IN DENMARK

If you are moving from UK to Denmark for less than 90 days – to teach a specialist course perhaps or speak at a conference – you won’t need a visa for your stay. If, however, you are planning to work in Denmark for longer than 90 days you will need to apply for a work permit and residence permit.

  • Positive List. Every year on Jan 1st and July 1st Denmark announces a list of occupations which are in demand for highly skilled and skilled workers. UK professionals having job offers in these occupations can apply for a work permit. If granted a work permit, you can apply for a residence permit.
  • Minimum Salary Scheme. Anyone being offered a job with a salary that meets or exceeds the minimum salary set by the Danish Government, may apply for a work permit, even if the job is not on the Positive List. You will be required to work full-time, and hold a Danish bank account, into which your salary will be paid.
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HEALTHCARE IN DENMARK

For anyone with a residence permit, healthcare in Denmark is freeHealthcare services cover preventive, primary, specialist, clinical, mental health care, and children’s dental care. For customised care, there are insurance schemes available. Professionals moving from UK to Denmark will be allocated a GP, once they have a settled place of residence.

EDUCATION IN DENMARK

State education in Denmark begins at the age of 6, but many working parents place their children in day care from the age of 9 months. By the age of 3, 98% of children attend kindergarten. Throughout their school career, children will be encouraged to work collaboratively. They work in groups, are taught to problem-solve, and are always encouraged to challenge the accepted or established ways of doing things.

Education is free in Denmark and residents are able to choose where their child goes to school so long as there are places available. English speakers are given extra support, or they may be taught in a group with other English speakers until they become fluent in Danish. If you’reonly  moving from UK to Denmark for 6-12 months you may wish to enrol your child in an International school. Normally their first language is English, and they teach the International Baccalaureate.

THE BUSINESS CULTURE IN DENMARK

Workplaces may look much the same the world over, but how people behave in them can differ immensely. Danish businesses favour a flat management structure where teamwork is more important than a traditional hierarchy. The standard working week is 37 hours, and there’s no expectation that employees will take on overtime; spending time with your family is considered a priority.

The Danish workplace recognises that businesses will, at times, need to rebalance their workforce in order to remain economically successful. This is not allowed, however, to disadvantage workers. Employees that suffer as a result are compensated by a generous unemployment benefit of up to 90% of their salary for 2 years.

COST OF LIVING IN DENMARK

COST OF LIVING IN DENMARK

Clients moving from UK to Denmark find day-to-day living expensive, with groceries, and eating out as the greatest shocks to the system. Copenhagen is the most expensive city in Denmark – no surprises there, with consumer prices around 9.5% higher than in London. Rents tend to be quite a bit cheaper, but restaurant prices are 20% higher. For a snapshot of the difference between prices in London and Danish cities, take a look at the Numbeo website.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTE FOR REMOVALS TO DENMARK, CONTACT SCHEPENS TODAY ON 01794 323558.


SCHEPENS ARE SPECIALIST SCANDINAVIAN MOVERS

Schepens is a family-led, UK-based removals company with an excellent reputation as specialists in Scandinavian removals. We make runs to Denmark weekly, know all the major cities well. Because we ship regularly to Denmark, we’re able to offer clients flexible scheduling, and extremely competitive pricing on dedicated or part loads.

TAILORED REMOVALS TO DENMARK

100 years of moving from UK to Denmark persuades us that there’s no such thing as ‘standard’ European removals. Which is why we don’t offer ‘standard removals packages’. Instead, we allocate a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator to each client. These are experienced professionals who have managed many removals to Denmark and will be able to guide you through every step of the process. They will start by creating a tailor-made package for you, based on your specific requirements.

  • Professional Packing Service. Our professional packers will pack up your home for you, label boxes, and create a detailed inventory for shipping.
  • Customs Paperwork. We know and understand the Danish customs regulations thoroughly. We will be happy to complete your customs paperwork for you.
  • Insurance. Schepens insures your goods during transit. Should you require additional insurance such as Extended Liability or Accidental Damage, we can arrange cover.
  • Specialist Removals. If you’re shipping a piano, fragile goods, antiques, or artworks, Schepens can provide bespoke packaging, shipping, and insurance.
  • Self Storage. Should you need to store items in the UK, Schepens has secure, local storage facilities. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure environment.
  • Removals Vehicles. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

SCHEPENS EMPLOYEES GO THE EXTRA MILE

“Schepens are awesome! We had a tight turn around and they were so great in accommodating. They packed our delicate items with great care and everything arrived in one piece, even ahead of schedule. On top of this their pricing is complete fair. Love them.”

Maximillian B


SCHEPENS REMOVALS TO LOCATIONS ACROSS DENMARK

Schepens currently provide weekly removals to all the major towns and cities in Denmark, including:
CopenhagenAarhusOdenseAalborgFrederiksbergEsbjergGentofte, Gladsaxe, Randers, Kolding and Horsens. We also provide removals back to the UK from Denmark and any other European country.


ARE YOU THINKING OF MOVING FROM UK TO DENMARK? YOU WON’T BEAT SCHEPENS EUROPEAN REMOVALS FOR PRICE, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENCY. CALL US TODAY ON 01794 323558