Moving to Belgium from UK

Moving to Belgium from UK | European Removals | Removals to Belgium

Moving to Belgium from UK

Belgium is a country with a fascinating history, stunning natural landscapes, and a high standard of living. If you are thinking of moving to Belgium from UK for work, you can make the process easier by using an experienced European removals company like Schepens.

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Living in Malmö

Living in Malmo

ARE YOU CONSIDERING MOVING TO MALMÖ?

Malmö is often considered to be Sweden’s most European city. This is largely because of its geographical location on the southern coast, but it’s also reflective of its culture. Malmö, with 31% of its population having arrived from elsewhere, is the most diverse of Sweden’s cities. So what’s it like living in Malmö?

Schepens has a longstanding relationship with Sweden. We’ve been providing removals between the UK and all its major cities and towns for over a century, and we continue to make runs to locations across the country every week. Many of our movers are now happily settled, so we asked them what living in Malmö is like? Here’s what they told us.

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Living in Leipzig

Living in Leipzig | UK to Germany Removals

Living in Leipzig

Living in Leipzig

“My Leipzig will I praise! A little Paris, one that cultivates its people.” So said the distinguished German writer J.W.Goethe who lived and studied in the city as a young man. The 21st century Leipzig is a dynamic, cosmopolitan east German city which has retained its love of learning and culture. For over 800 years it has claimed the title of ‘City of Music. Today its classical traditions reaching back to the 15th century, vie with a contemporary and Gothic music scene.

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Moving to Malmö

Moving to Sweden | Removals to Malmö |

Moving to Malmö

Moving to Malmö

Malmö is a coastal city in southern Sweden which is located at the eastern end of the striking Öresund Bridge (featured in the BBC drama ‘The Bridge’); it’s 8km long and connects the city with Copenhagen in Denmark. Sweden’s third largest – and happiest – city is home to the world-famous professional footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović, and is now a hub for young families and tech start-ups, with almost half of the population under 35. It’s also very diverse, with around 170 nationalities registered.

Schepens have assisted many families and business individuals move to Malmö, particularly over the past few decades. We always appreciate hearing about how they’ve settled in their new home. Here’s a collection of experiences and tips they have about living in Malmö. 

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Removals to Horsens

European Removals | Removals to Denmark | UK to Horsens Removal Company

Removals to Horsens

Removals to Horsens

Horsens, in the East Jutland region of Denmark is primarily known as a university town, but the influx of students each year enhance, rather than define the life of this small but vibrant Danish city. It nestles between a low hills and valleys to the west, and an attractive harbour and beach to the east. Horsens has a long history but there’s no way it’s stuck in the past. It’s currently developing its industrial base providing new jobs and opportunities for the locals.

Schepens has been providing removals to Denmark for over a hundred years now. The most popular destination for clients relocating from the UK tends to be Copenhagen, 120 miles south east of Horsens. But there’s lots to recommend in this much smaller city, so here are our top attractions:

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Moving to Antwerp

Moving to Antwerp | European Removals | Removals to Antwerp

Moving to Antwerp

Moving to Antwerp? Schepens Can Help.

Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and home to the biggest port in the country. Historically, this powerful trading city has the enviable reputation as diamond capital of the world. Whilst the explorers’ ships no longer sail into the city, laden with gems, the diamond quarter still exists. Antwerp offers the contemporary visitor a vibrant fashion and entertainment scene with remarkable architecture and friendly culture. It’s still very much a medieval city though, with quirky cafe-filled cobblestone paths, a riverside fortress and a truly magnificent cathedral.

However beautiful the city, the thought of moving to Antwerp can be daunting. Any European move is a complex logistical task, which is why we provide a range of services to help. Take the strain off your shoulders by hiring a professional European removals company. We are the leading removal company for Belgium, performing dozens of removals to Antwerp each year.

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Moving From UK to Denmark

Moving From UK to Denmark | European Removals | Removals to Denmark

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.
working in denmark

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

Moving to Brussels From the UK

Moving to Brussels From the UK | Removals to Brussels | European Removals | Removals to Belgium

Moving to Brussels From the UK

A couple of decades ago, Brussels had a reputation for being a city full of bureaucrats. Nothing could be further from the contemporary image it shows to the world. This vibrant, cosmopolitan city is a popular destination for British expats because of its proximity to the UK, its relationship to the rest of Europe, its culture and its multiculturalism.

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Moving to Brussels

Moving to Brussels | Removals to Brussels | European Removals | Removals to Belgium

Moving to Brussels

At one time Brussels was known for being the headquarters of the EU and NATO, and little else, but that has all changed over the last decade. This self-styled ‘Capital of Europe’ is now considered one of the most diverse, multicultural cities in Europe. Visitors are invited to experience both the 21st century metropolis and, sitting alongside it, a medieval town, brimming with culture, and providing a wealth of historical charm.

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House Movers to Denmark

House Movers to Denmark | Expert European Removals | Denmark Residential Removals Company

House Movers to Denmark

Denmark is a beautiful country with the rich history and vibrant culture. It also has world class infrastructure and a very strong economy. These factors combine to make it a popular destination for migrants from the UK.

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