Anchor reveals retirement living Brexit bounce

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More Britons are less likely to retire to abroad following Brexit, according to a new study by not for profit provider Anchor.

The study reveals that 45% of people aged 50 and over are now less likely to retire abroad with almost two thirds concerned about losing access to the NHS.

Anchor’s chief executive, Jane Ashcroft CBE, (pictured) said: “Our research shows that people thinking about retirement want to feel stable and safe in older age. With so much uncertainty around Brexit deterring people from retiring abroad, we’ve seen a huge surge of interest from people wanting to retire in England.

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“With a range of housing options across the country, Anchor’s retirement properties are an excellent option for people looking for a sense of community, safety, and security and we’d welcome anyone reconsidering expat life.”

Anchor has reported a more than sixfold rise in the rise in interest in its retirement properties since the Brexit vote.

One in three of those surveyed who were previously thinking of leaving the UK for other EU countries were concerned over the lack of clarity on Brexit negotiations.

Having a stable living income topped the priorities of those surveyed (63%) with access to good, affordable healthcare (52%) also one of the most highlighted needs.

Housing specialist, the Second-Home and Resort Industry Observatory has reported a 50% slump in purchases of properties on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca since the EU referendum.

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