Lack of bosses' support worries expats
While a move overseas has usually made them happier than they were in the UK, nearly half of expat workers believe they could have benefited from more support from their bosses while relocating.
Of more than 400 Britons working abroad who were questioned, more than one in five claimed to have had no support from their employers during their move.
Two-thirds of the survey's participants said they were happier with life abroad than they had been in the UK, yet 52 per cent said their enjoyment could have been greater if they had paid more attention to planning their finances.
And the Telegraph reports that, with one-time common hardship packages paid to help workers adjust to their new environment who becoming scarce, cutbacks have made such benefits the exception.
Perks such as moving allowances, free flights home and payment of children's school fees are now offered to fewer than half of émigrés, the survey found.
The survey was commissioned by Lloyds TSB International Global Mobility Banking, whose spokesman said: “Many companies are currently under pressure to reduce costs and we’re well aware how expensive overseas assignments can be for employers.
"But we’re also aware that most employees really value any help their companies can give to guide them through the logistics of moving overseas.“
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