Do you feel optimistic about the UK’s economic future?

I’m British, but left for the US in 2015 initially for a secondment but ended up staying. Dearly miss home, but with Brexit and shrinking of an already small market size, it’s unattractive from a professional stand point.

I could stomach a salary cut if I returned to the UK, but it seems like such a struggle unless you’re earning £250k+ HHI. Maybe it’s just a London thing. Maybe I’m too pessimistic.

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Think it’s partly a London thing. The US can be a dream for some but my experience with it felt like a developing country in a Gucci belt. I’m not optimistic about the economic outlook, but western Europe still feels less fragile, albeit not as fruitful in the upswing, than the American market dynamic

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I'm not British but I've been living in the UK for a few years but I'm not feeling optimistic about the UK's economic prospects. Between how much energy prices have skyrocketed, how high the taxes are, and how unaffordable housing in London is relative to the salaries, I'm not seeing a case for staying here

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I did the opposite of you around similar time frame. I’m not feeling optimistic about the economic picture, but also moving home for me would be an even worse picture in terms of COL. I’ve also gotten used to aspects of British/European culture that are starting to become dealbreakers for moving back (sick days, holiday allowance, family leave, NHS).

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