France still numero uno for expats

France continues to be the most popular overseas destination for British expatriates to live in the world, according to new research from Halifax International.

16% of British expatriates are currently residing in France, followed by Spain at 10%. The most popular overseas destination for people to move to outside of Europe was the USA at 8%, followed by Australia at 4%.

Almost two thirds (67%) of British expatriates living in France are over the age of 55. One third (32%) were aged between 55 and 64 years of age.

Of those British expatriates living in the USA, half (50%) were aged between 45 and 64.

James Gairdner, marketing and product director at Halifax International, said: “European countries are popular amongst British expatriates living abroad