BRITS are being offered the chance to work from home — on a beach in Barbados.
The Caribbean island, where the temperature is usually around 30C (86F), hopes to attract folk with a year-long working visa.
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Brits are being offered the chance to work from a sunbed in BarbadosCredit: Alamy
The Caribbean island launched a year-long working visa to attract remote workers to its idyllic beachesCredit: Alamy
Adverts on Instagram boast: “Barbados offers you the backdrop of idyllic beaches, tropical landscape and work-life balance.
“And, you’ll still be earning your global salary.
“Barbados has a stable economy, good healthcare facilities, world class education and reliable and fast internet connectivity.”
The Barbados Welcome Stamp costs £1,500, or £2,300 for a family visa, and children must enrol in local schools.
Remote workers must earn at least £39,760 per year, have health insurance and pass national security.
But they will not be liable to pay tax on earnings.
Brits will need to earn at least £39,760 per year and their kids must enrol in local schoolsCredit: Alamy
However they will not have to pay tax on earningsCredit: Alamy
PM Mia Mottley said ‘More people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation’Credit: Alamy
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Barbados, home to singer Rihanna, has a population of 286,641 and is four hours behind the UK.
PM Mia Mottley, who this week revealed plans to ditch the Queen as head of state, said: “We recognise more people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation.
“Our new visa allows you to relocate and work from one of the world’s most beloved tourism destinations.”
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