Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sheffield 'migration rate to Spain is higher

The northern city of Sheffield has found as one of the top areas of would-be expats, who want to migrate to Spain , according to a meadia outlet.

According to the Sheffield Telegraph, research from the Emigration Group revealed Spain as the most popular international destination and more people migrating there than UK particularly the city of Sheffield has high migration rate in the last eight months. The publication added that nearly 10,000 enquiries have been received. Paul Arthur, director of the Emigration Group has said that they have received a huge volume of enquiries from Sheffield this year, 208 enquires in the last eight months which is ery high compared to the average enquiry rate of 78.

Alliance and Leicester survey showed that better weather was ranked as the top reason to move abroad by British expats in a recent survey. Nearly half of the respondents said that better weather has improved their lives abroad, with 56 per cent saying that they enjoyed a higher quality of life. High proportions of expats are from Sheffield and Manchester.

Recently, Minister for Europe Caroline Flint MP visited Madrid to meet with groups and charities helping British expats living in Spain to address the issues such as the falling pound, the range of problems expats can face when purchasing property in Spain and healthcare concerns.