Friday, 4 December 2009

UK scores poorly in this year's Expat Experience report

According to the latest findings from the Expat Experience survey the UK has ranked as one of the lower performing locations for overall expat lifestyle based on both an expat’s quality of life and the ease at which they can integrate into their new country of residence. It has shown that the UK scores low on a number of factors including quality of accommodation, commuting and even their own personal health.

What is interesting that despite this, anecdotal feedback would suggest that the UK and in particular London is one of the most sought after expat locations so it is interesting to see that expats are still coming to the UK despite admitting a poorer quality of life than their home country. Figures compiled by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have also suggested that immigration into the UK remains high compared with the rest of Europe.

Let us know what you think about this – the UK scored well for entertainment and also for career. What are some of the other things that you love about the UK?

1 comment:

  1. I'm a Brit who left the UK seven years ago - and still unfondly remember many of those negative aspects. The language is surely the main factor that attracts people to the UK - for many ex-pats (especially EU residents) its easier to work at some level of competence in the UK (and Ireland - which is not in your survey) than in most other coutries. Also it gives poeple a chance to improve their English - which is a highly marketable skill when and if they return home. I think 'Cool Britannia' is also a factor - there is very high level of familiarity with British culture: music, TV and movies and this surely exerts an attraction


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