At least five and half million British citizens are living permanently overseas and five hundred thousand are estimated to live abroad for part of the year - either because they work in other countries or have second homes, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
With almost ten percent of British citizens living abroad at the moment, is the British ex-pat lifestyle changing? While some people are leaving Britain for the opportunities they may not get at home, many companies are repatriating their workers’ families and opting for short-term contracts.
Ritula is joined by Danny Sriskandarajah from the IPPR and Marian Weston, author of “Alone at Home” to explore the impact of moving abroad and eventual repatriation on family life and relationships.
‘Alone at Home’ by Marian Weston is published by Swift Transitions, ISBN: 978-0-9555137-0-1