Never too late to relocate


A recent BBC Radio broadcast tackled the subject of 'mid-life relocation' and the main consensus was that no matter how old you are, you can still enjoy a prosperous overseas move.

The people who spoke in the program came from different backgrounds had varying reasons for their relocation, but the main point was unanimous- none of them regretted their mid-life move.

Somebody who is a mid-life mover is somebody who has completed education, maybe has a family. However if you are unsatisfied with your life, or have problems, and feel that a change of scenery could be the right move for your career and life, then you could be classed as a mid-life mover.

It's common for people to have a crisis of confidence at some point in their lives, and a lot of the time this could lead to a change in career, however recently more and more British people have decided to seek new opportunities abroad.

A number of factors are contributing to the minor exodus that is occurring in the United Kingdom. The current government regime is obviously not helping, with cuts left right and centre, Brit finances are not exactly in the best shape at the moment. Add in other factors like the age-old “traditional English weather” and increased levels of unemployment and it's no surprise that people are leaving the country in droves.

If you fall into this category and you're worried about the state of the United Kingdom then perhaps it's time to embark on a new journey, and it wont necessarily be easy. Moving abroad will mean a lot of planning. First of all, it would be wise to decide where exactly you want to move to. There a great number of destinations around he world that are fantastic for British expatriates. If you want a helping hand then don’t hesitate to check our City Guides Covering a host of popular locations, including Tokyo, Moscow and Singapore to name just three, theses guides will give you all the information you need regarding employment prospects and much more.

While moving abroad will undoubtedly be a massive step, you should also know that it could possibly be the most rewarding experience of your life. Reports and surveys have found that people who take the plunge and become expatriates often develop a much broader range of skills than people who stayed at home.

The positives don't stop there, by becoming an expatriate you also have the opportunity increase your bank balance! Many expat positions are financially rewarding, but you also have the chance to escape UK taxes, and also take out a QROPS, which is a special type of pension only available for people who have left the UK. Taking out a QROPS can come with tax benefits.

Learn more about becoming an expat through the various resource pages found here on Expat & Offshore.