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2m Britons planning overseas work

26 January 2009 07:51

2m Britons planning overseas work

New research has revealed that 2.1 million people Britons are planning to escape the UK's troubled economy by finding work overseas in the next 12 months.

According to the study by Cater Allen Private Bank, one in five Britons has already made money by living and working abroad, while a similar number are actively considering moving overseas.

What's more, 20.3 million people say they already have friends who live and work in a foreign country, while 21.7 million have family based beyond Britain's shores.

Commenting on the findings, Carter Allen spokesperson Sally Watts said it is clear that conditions in the economy at home are prompting increasing numbers of people to look further afield.

"More and more Britons are realising there are … opportunities available to them overseas," she said. "For many the next 12 months seems to be an ideal time to escape or try something new abroad."

The survey also found that men are apparently twice as likely as women to take the plunge and move overseas. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18826609-ADNFCR