Working abroad as a digital nomad – what are the implications?

More than seven in ten UK employees say they are planning on working in a different country as a ‘digital nomad’, meaning they can travel freely whilst working remotely, according to new research from the Post Office.

One in three workers said they have already tried ‘digital nomadism’ and a third say they can work as effectively from a beach as they can from an office.

Amongst the 2000 respondents, more than 80% of Gen Z and Millennials said they would be up for trading their current work model for one that they can work abroad. 

From an employer’s perspective, a third of companies say they allow employees to log on from different countries and nearly three quarters are considering introducing the policy. And it may be that employers have to seriously consider this with more than 50% of participants stating that they want the opportunity to work abroad remotely to improve their work-life balance! 

Out of the survey’s 2000 respondents, a third said an incentive to save money by living in a country that’s cheaper was a motivation for wanting to be a digital nomad.

The report explained: “Working remotely from a cheaper country while on a UK salary could be a savvy way of navigating the cost-of-living crisis – although people should consider the tax implications of working abroad.” 

121 HR Solutions is regularly asked by clients to support them in allowing employees to work abroad. There are many implications of this, including time zones, visa and tax implications and methods of communicating with colleagues. Should you require advice, please contact us at

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