The dreaded Padrón… or the mystery of the missing Brits


THE NATIONAL Institute for Statistics (INE) published last week their ongoing Padrón statistics which show that during 2016 Alicante lost 16,000 residents, of which 9,344 were of British nationality.
The figures released by the INE show that the British population in Alicante stands at 63,010, which equals the number of Brits way back in 2004. What is the reason behind this continued fall since 2008?

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  1. trying desperately to get on the padron to enable me to purchase a car , but finding it impossible how many more are in the same situation, i own a mobile home in benicarlo and need a car just wanted to be legal so sold my uk car and now find myself without transport any advice in your column would be most grateful. w.j.forsyth


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