Posted on July 30, 2007

UK Citizens Abandoning The UK In Greater Numbers

pressdispensary, July 25, 2007

Increasing numbers of people are taking the decision to move overseas as a result of the UK’s current immigration policy, according to, a specialist immigration consultancy that provides immigration advice and visa services.

As numbers of immigrants to the UK from the new European Union Accession states continue to grow, more and more people in the UK are choosing to take their experience and skills overseas.

The consultancy caters for immigrants to the UK as well as British people who wish to emigrate to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa. After more than 12 years in its field, the company has recorded an increase in the number of non-EU and low skilled EU A8 citizens coming to the UK over recent years, and is now seeing a dramatic increase in British people applying to leave the UK.

Director Liam Clifford says: “Since January 2007, we have recorded an 80% rise in British nationals applying to move overseas. As this rise continues, so does the number of enquiries we receive from people asking for help in migrating to a new country. In recent months, we have received as many as 4,000 requests in a single week from people who have had enough of Britain and want to get out.”

He adds: “Ironically, the main reason for these people leaving the UK is the over-stretching of services caused by inbound immigration to the UK. We are aware of the issue of so-called ‘white flight’ from certain inner city areas to the suburbs but now people are increasingly seeking a better standard of living offered by other countries.

“This phenomenon adds to the existing shortage of skilled workers already faced by the UK as they leave only to be replaced by low skilled EU A8 workers or low skilled refugees.”

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Notes for editors

The company is a leading UK visa and immigration consultancy specialising in migration to the UK and Australia as well as New Zealand, Canada, the United States and South Africa. It is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority as well as the Migration Institute of Australia, and holds the highest immigration accreditation level possible with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

Founded in 1995 by an ex-Home Office immigration official, it is at the forefront of immigration today. Director, Liam Clifford, sits on the Work Permit UK User Panel and the consultancy can draw on the combined experience of its team of dedicated immigration lawyers and migration specialists to help more than 5,000 people per year to obtain visas.

For further information, please contact:

Liam Clifford, director , Global Visas

Tel: 0207 190 6555

Email: [email protected]