A new survey has found that two thirds of contractors will be either working overseas within the next twelve months, or are seriously considering it.
The recent report, which was carried out by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), found that in the next year, 20 per cent of respondents said that that have already secured a contract working overseas.
According to the poll aimed at freelancers, 47 per cent said that they are considering working abroad if they can find a suitable contract, 30 per cent have no intentions of working overseas at all and just three per cent surveyed said that they hadn’t even thought of the idea.
Suneeta Johal, Research and Information Manager at PCG, said that this is further evidence of freelancers ‘working smart’ under tough economic conditions.
She said, “With the UK economy still sluggish and opportunities in some sectors thin on ground, more and more contractors appear to be seeking opportunities abroad.
“Of course, by being more flexible and covering more ground you will open up more opportunities for work and it seems freelancers are embracing this idea in growing numbers.”
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