City workers would rather work abroad than elsewhere in UK

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CITY staff are more likely to swap life in London for a move overseas rather than move to work elsewhere in the UK, a poll shows.

Around 86 per cent of City staff asked in the study said they would consider moving internationally, compared to just 58 per cent who said they would be prepared to pitch up to work outside of London.

And one in two City workers polled said they had already taken the plunge and worked overseas.

Recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, which conducted the research, found 90.9 per cent of City workers under 30 would consider jetting off to work abroad, with just 76 per cent in the older 50 to 59 age bracket mulling a move.

Astbury Marsden managing director Jonathan Nicholson said: “This is a surprisingly high figure and demonstrates that City staff are potentially very mobile, and their expressed willingness to move overseas is not just idle chatter or bravado.”

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