Retiring abroad: Ready, jet set, go?


David Howell highlights the key areas that should be explored with an adviser when moving abroad

Many more people in the UK are choosing to live abroad these days. Studies undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy ­Research indicate there are 5.5 million British-born people living overseas. With cheaper transport systems and online communication bringing down the barriers, the ­attraction has been growing. At the same time, opportunities for people to work abroad have been opening up considerably in recent years. As an example, Qatar’s winning bid for the 2022 World Cup will require a massive influx of professional and skilled ­workers into the country to develop the infrastruc...

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