A quarter of Moneywise users change plans to retire abroad following referendum

Published by Helen Knapman on 14 July 2017.
Last updated on 14 July 2017

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A quarter (25%) of Moneywise users have changed their plans to retire abroad following the referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union and the triggering of Article 50.

Our latest poll results reveal that 11% of people who were planning to retire abroad, now plan to retire in the UK. One in ten (10%) who were planning to retire abroad still will do so, but later than expected, and 4% who planned to retire abroad will now end up doing so earlier than expected.

In contrast, 5% who didn’t plan to retire abroad before the referendum on 23 June 2016 have now said they will.

A further one in 10 (10%) said the referendum has had no impact on their plans, as they will still retire abroad within the same timeframe.

However, an overwhelming six in 10 (61%) say they never planned to retire abroad and that hasn’t changed following the referendum vote.

See the pie chart for the full poll results below. 

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