Nearly half of the UK’s workforce want to return to their roots, according to a survey of 13,500 staff.
About 45% of respondents to the totaljobs.com survey hanker for home, with Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish, most likely to go back.
A key driver for 25% is a desire to be closer to their family, while a further 20% feel that they would have a better quality of life.
Rising house prices are also a factor and may well lead some to return home when the time is right. Nearly 10% of respondents want to avoid the high house prices they are currently paying.
The survey also examined what makes a good employer. The key considerations that UK workers look for include development opportunities (24%) followed by pay (20%), the company brand (15%) and location (11%).