Help me plan my mom's first trip to the UK/Ireland. [more inside]
Looking for an American-style (doesn't have to be actually American!) private family doctor in London. Any suggestions for where/how to look? [more inside]
Two-fold UK banking question: Will HSBC charge me to close my account? What UK bank(s) would you recommend to a postgraduate student? [more inside]
how to find trustworthy and high quality tradesmen in England? In Particular in or close to Cambridgeshire UK. I've seen a few sites that purport to offer crowdsource reviews of tradesmen but they have a small number of tradesman and few if any reviews which means I can't place too much weight on them. Something like tripadvisor would be awesome as from experience I know that there are so many untrustworthy people doing these jobs.
After months of rambling on the wonders of waffles to my UK housemates, I was gifted the best present ever...a waffle maker! I am desperate to make this thing work. Need electrical advice. [more inside]
What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
J-1 visa advice! Help me get from the UK to the US for an internship without spending ALL my funding before I reach American soil… [more inside]
How seriously do UK county courts take false statements made in writing by defendants? [more inside]
I am looking to buy a decent flat cap. Something well-made, with traditional quality and material but not necessarily traditional in style. [more inside]
3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
How do I sell this car? Special s--tflake details, I can't drive it, it doesn't run, it is a green 1997 mg, and it was written off on insurance due to a bonnet dent which was never fixed. Oh also nasty ex b.s. [more inside]
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
Help me understand taxes as a freelance consultant in the UK. [more inside]
Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
Affordable, multi-currency small business/accounting software for dummies? [more inside]
Who is Buzzy Bus? [more inside]
I am in the UK. I am currently employed, but have accepted a new job with a start date early Jan. I am wondering how to gracefully(?) resign in a way that won't screw my finances? [more inside]
Where can one buy fun paper cocktail napkins in the UK? (I live in the US, and want to buy as a gag gift for someone in London) [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a financial advisor based in the UK? [more inside]
Watched the UK film "Fish Tank" the other night and I'm looking for similar movies. Movies dealing w/ or featuring prominently the lives of those in social housing. Suggestions? Thank you in advance.
Where can I get a decent breakdown of Government spending and taxation in the UK? In particular, where can I find reliable information about the cost of public workers / pensions. [more inside]
I want to put a film club together. Looking for ideas and advice on things I should prepare for. [more inside]
In my Internet peregrinations I came across this: 'In 2010 there were 32,788 road deaths in the USA (Source: DfT). This equates to 10.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 3.1 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2010.'. I am trying to equate these statistics with relevant land areas vs population.
My boss wants to change my holiday allowance. Ignoring how good or bad a deal this is, is it actually legal? Does it have tax implications? [UK specific] [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
Can I obtain a Tier 2 visa after doing a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa in the UK? [more inside]
So does anybody know a good place to work as a phone sex operator from home in the UK? [more inside]
Is there somewhere in or near London, UK that can give a summer-like experience for a few hours? I'm looking for the opposite of a snowdome or an ice bar: a space that's warm, bright and summer-themed. [more inside]
Where can I get a rag doll repaired in the UK? [more inside]
Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Do I have a legal right to cancel a contract with a UK company that has gone into administration and been bought-out?
What's the legality in the UK surrounding contracts signed with a company that goes into administration and is bought-out by a different company and re-branded? Is the contract still valid? Can you get out of the contract without penalty because you signed it with a now non-existant company? [more inside]
Please tell me exactly what I need to do to catch up on filing the tax returns that I didn’t complete for the last 4 years as a US citizen living abroad. [more inside]
Are there any skillsets for which a consultant in the UK could charge £500 an hour? [more inside]
What is the best UK cookbook for fish and seafood? [more inside]
UK (and especially London) folks, where should a returning US labor union staffer work in the UK? I’ll be returning to London (location non-negotiable) early next year after almost ten years in the US. I left the UK soon after I graduated (I’ve never held a career job there), and I’ve worked as a labor union staffer in the US, working my way up to positions with a good deal of strategic and management responsibility, but I'm absolutely open to a change... [more inside]
Gift/Souvenir ideas from the UK? [more inside]
Why aren't there any (or many) older cars on the road in the UK? [more inside]
We hired a moving company to ship our furniture/stuff from the UK to Switzerland. They said it would take 14 days. It will now actually take 35. All this while we've been paying rent on an empty flat it turns out we won't need for another two weeks. [more inside]
I'm looking for podcasts that are British or European, to counterbalance the overwhelmingly American coverage I receive of my areas of interest. Can anybody recommend some good English language offerings to match the criteria under the fold? [more inside]
I recently inherited a great sounding and incredibly attractive old AM/FM tuner/amplifier. Can anyone recommend an unobtrusive DAB unit I can connect to the AUX? (UK) [more inside]
Where should I shop for men's clothing in London for an office job? And what should I wear? [more inside]
I need recommendations for international call cards, Calling from the Netherlands to the UK, that can be purchased in the UK(or Ireland) [more inside]
Some Questions About Traffic-Light controlled roundabouts in the UK. [more inside]
How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK. [more inside]
Help me choose a mobile phone for domestic and international calls in the UK. [more inside]
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
Things that are actually cheaper in the UK (than the USA)? [more inside]
Does anybody know a good immigration lawyer in NYC to help facilitate a visa application process for a move to the UK? [more inside]
An acquaintance is looking for a therapist to help with OCD, possibly through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Do any MeFites have any feedback on London-based private therapists, or advice on how to find one? [more inside]
If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?
If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]