Monday, December 11, 2006

5.5m Britons 'opt to live abroad'

Interesting news item today on the BBC web site:

Almost one in 10 British citizens is living overseas, according to a study of people coming in and out of the UK. Studies by the Institute for Public Policy Research, published on the BBC News website, indicate that at least 5.5m British-born people live abroad. Figures suggest the rate of departure has been so great that population falls are only masked by immigration. While Australia and Spain are the top locations, increasing numbers are heading to major Asian economies. The research by the institute (IPPR) is the first significant attempt to put a figure on the number of British citizens who live overseas...

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