Survey: More wealthy people considering leaving UK

October 10, 2011 03:00

LONDON - Rioting in England over the summer has contributed to an increase in the number of wealthy people considering leaving Britain, a Lloyds TSB International Wealth survey said on Monday.

The survey of 1,057 people said 17 percent of those with more than 250,000 pounds ($390,424) of savings and investments wanted to move overseas in the next two years, up from 14 percent six months ago.

Sixty-one percent of those actively considering an overseas move said crime and antisocial behaviour was the key reason to leave. This was up from 43 percent and reflected concerns caused by riots in London and other major cities in August.

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