Mass Exodus for the Brits
Huge numbers of people are leaving Britain to live and work abroad, according to figures from Figures from the Office for National Statistics. They say that 359,500 people migrated from Britain to other countries in 2004, up from 236,500 in 1994. More than 350,000 men and women are emigrating every year, a rise of 30 per cent in 10 years.
Increasingly discgruntled with conditions in the UK, the cold weather and now the ease of travel, especially within the EU and the development of overseas expat communities coupled with the growth in ownership of second homes may also be both a cause and effect of the migration out of Britain.
Spain and in particular the Costa del Sol is one of the most largest and most established and developed expat communities is still proving popular with the British as destination of choice when it comes to buying an overseas property.