Stat of the day:70%

The number of UK executives who say they're considering working in more exotic locations

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
More than 70% of UK executives are considering moving to more exotic places to work and live, a study by a job site has shown. The increasingly tough job market combined with a recent cold snap means warmer climes within Asia, Australia and Africa are the destinations most favoured.  

But will their dreams become a reality? The survey by Escape the City comes after ONS figures show the number of people migrating from the UK fell to a 10-year low in 2009. That's partly because of the weak sterling, which made it more expensive for Brits to emigrate within Europe if their incomes were fixed in the UK. An estimated 140,000 Britons emigrated in 2009, down from 173,000 in 2008. Meanwhile, migration to the UK rose by 35,000 this year - so at least some people are still attracted to a life in Blighty. It must be the weather…


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