It looks as though my wife and I may have a chance to move to the UK in June 2003, and I have a ton of questions about England that I was hoping someone (British or otherwise) would have an answer to. First off is employment. I currently work with IBM, building and maintaining Cisco-based ethernet and token-ring networks; I'd like to find a job that requires that skill set in England, but I'm not sure what the market is like (or will be like) for people with Cisco experience. Also, how will my pay work (assuming I'm working for a British company) and how do income taxes work in the UK? What kind of visa (or other approval) do I need to seek a job in England, and is there any sponsorship necessary? Location: My wifes job will be located in Birmingham (not the one in Alabama); how are living prices in/outside the city? What are the main industries located there? Any US corporations with large offices there? What should we be looking for in terms of housing, and how much should we expect to pay? Home Theaters (of course, the most important thing )- I currently have a fair amount of equipment, and I'm wondering if its worth carting off to England. Will I be taxed on specific items I bring (Such as my LT150 projector)? Will my equipment run ok on converted current? If I move to England, will I be the first person there with an SVS? Any other gotchas that you know of would be helpful. We're still in the consideration stage at this point, so we're trying to see if its possible and smart to pursue. Thanks in advance.