Quarter of self-employed consider moving abroad

The poll of 2,000 small and medium-sized firms cited the lure of a better work/life balance as the main reason.

Two out of five bosses say looming tax rises make them look overseas, while a third feel relocation offers a better chance of building a profitable empire.

The most popular destinations are New Zealand and Australia, the survey by broker Foreign Currency Direct reveals.

The firm’s director Stephen Hughes said: “Given the state of the UK economy it’s hardly surprising that so many self-employed people are considering moving their business interests abroad.

“We’ve seen a significant jump in self-employed people transferring money abroad to set up their businesses as well as paying for big ticket items such as rental deposits and cars.”

The most eager amongst smaller businesses to consider a move are those in the banking and finance, hospitality and leisure, and professional services sectors.

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Naturist Spa arrives in Birmingham

The naturist spa, Clover Spa Hotel has opened in Birmingham, providing exclusive retreats for naturists and those wishing to try this lifestyle.

A unique, yet luxurious way to discover liberation from the often restrictive and materialistic world we live in today has arrived in the heart of Birmingham.

Clover Spa and Hotel is an exclusive retreat for naturists and those wishing to try this lifestyle for the first time. Clover Spa and Hotel offers its guests the chance to experience freedom of life without clothes in a tranquil and accepting environment.

Originally built as a private residence in the 1920’s, the building has recently undergone refurbishment and conversion into an indulgent, boutique naturists’ resort. Boasting seven individually designed rooms Clover Spa Hotel aims to transport minds and bodies from the stresses of modern living, perfectly blending its intimate surroundings with a bustling city location.

Appealing to both overnight and day spa guests, the superb Spa facilities hosts an Aspen sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub, cold plunge pool offering an invigorating full body experience, heated head stone loungers and foot spa. Landscape gardens provide the perfect setting for guest relaxation and reflection.

Two treatment rooms for beauty and body therapies combine the best of professional spa expertise and true pampering indulgence. Deluxe facials, manicures, pedicures and aromatherapy massage, through to more holistic style treatments such as Reiki all feature on an extensive menu of treatments.

Owner Tim Higgs said “Clover Spa is about offering choice. Our guests are now able to enjoy all the sophistication and relaxation offered by a ‘traditional’ luxurious spa, whilst following their naturist lifestyle choice. Our location means you can combine a day or more of pampering with the hustle and bustle of a city break. We are already meeting guests who are trying naturism for the first time – the fact that we are an exclusive, boutique spa gives people the confidence and security to give it a go!”

Clover Spa represents the best of the British spa experience for the naturist community. Double room prices start from £120 per night and a day spa experience from £40.

For more information or to book please visit the website: www.cloverspa.eu