While there has been a lot of recent attention to immigration to the UK, there has been relatively little attention to emigration from the UK, particularly from a global perspective. This project aims to fill the gap by mapping where Brits Abroad live across the globe and understanding who they are: their reasons for leaving the UK, their experiences of moving and settling in another country, the contacts that they maintain with the UK and any desires to return. More details can be found in the project outline.
We are currently around a third of the way through the research and we would now like to open up the debate on policies concerning Brits Abroad to interested parties. Over the next four months, we would welcome your thoughts on the changing nature of emigration from the UK and reactions to policy ideas that might aim to support and/or harness the potential of the British diaspora.