September 12, 2016
There’s a lot to consider when moving abroad for work: what will the cost of living be like, where will you live, how will you manage communicating in another language etc? But have you considered how exposed to natural disasters and social vulnerability your chosen destination is?
Rather helpfully in this case, the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security has created The WorldRiskReport to show the global hotspots for a high disaster risk and the preparedness of a country towards preventing a natural event from becoming a disaster.
Assessing a country’s exposure to natural hazard and the vulnerability of its societal sphere, the report ranks nations on a scale from Very Low Risk to Very High.
Reassuringly for those looking to relocate to a European country, the majority of these are on the low end of the risk scale. So where in Europe are you at the most and least risk of natural hazards and social vulnerability? The top three most at risks countries according to the report are:
Those at the top of the rankings included:
Of course, as a contractor you will have relatively little control over how a natural disaster would impact your time in a particular country. You do, however, have control over your tax status and should ensure you remain on the right side of the law wherever you’re working. Contact the team today to find out how we can help you remain compliant.
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