Brexit pensioners reconsider Costa sun and sea for staying put

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Anchor’s Keble Court in Hampshire, have dubbed the community ‘Costa del Keble’ to add a bit of Spanish charm

THE attraction of retiring to Spain has waned just nine months after Brits voted to leave the EU according to new research from UK housing and care provider Anchor.

Their poll findings reveal that 45% of people aged 50 plus are less likely to consider retiring in Europe since Brexit.

Asked what would be of most concern when considering retiring as an expat in Europe, healthcare undoubtedly tops the rank. Almost two thirds (63%) state they’d be most concerned about losing access to the NHS. While more than a quarter (26%) would be most anxious about a lack of suitable options for care in older age.

Other worries include political uncertainty of life living in the EU as one in three (23%) would be most anxious about the unclear future of Brexit negotiations.

Anchor’s Chief Executive, Jane Ashcroft CBE, 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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