Crime and weather are to blame for the record number of over 55s wanting to leave the UK. New research from the Foreign Office divulges that more than four in ten Brits nearing retirement age are considering doing it abroad.
Each year around 200,000 Brits leave for foreign shores. Official Foreign Office figures reveal that a third choose Australia or New Zealand whilst more than a quarter went to Spain or France.
Retiring abroad means you can no longer use the NHS, and often face restrictions on use of local care, so international private medical insurance is an important consideration.
International health insurance: News update: 23 March 2010