Britons Flee in Search of a Better Life Overseas

November 12, 2012

With the attraction of better weather, career opportunities and lifestyle many middle-class professionals are leaving Britain to seek a new life overseas, according to a new report.

In particular a large number of academics, doctors, executives and scientists were making the move, and have done so for the last 20 years.

The research conducted by the Home Office found that almost half of all Britains that emigrate each year are company managers and professionals, leaving the UK short of skilled employees.

The high rates of income taxes are one of the main reasons that many business leaders have attributed to this exodus which saw just under 150,000 British citizens emigrate last year.

In the past two decades the number of professionals leaving the country has risen sharply, and this includes doctors, engineers, company executives, pharmacists and scientists.

According to the report "A large and increasing proportion of British citizens emigrating from the UK are those from professional and managerial occupations".

The 48 per cent of British professionals who emigrated in 2010 is an increase from the 37 per cent who emigrated in 1991. The report also highlighted that many people looked at their move overseas as a lifestyle choice led by the favourable cost of living overseas.

There's no denying the great climate and amazing lifestyle opportunities that Australia and New Zealand can offer you, so if you are looking for a brighter future for you and your family, then you should consider a move Down Under.

To find out more about your options to relocate or to make your dream a reality, get in touch with The Emigration Group today on 01244 321414 (North) or 0207 118 2526 (South).

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