The UK’s divorce from the EU offers pensioner-age Britons a ‘good opportunity’ to up sticks and move to Thailand, a Thai official has claimed.

With the value of the pound faltering against European currencies and ongoing uncertainty about the rights of Britons living within the EU after Brexit, a residency permit for further afield destinations like Thailand retirement could be the answer.

But, before dumping scarves and jumpers and grabbing some sandals and shorts for the next flight to Thailand, it pays to assess the costs and pitfalls involved in getting a residency pass. In three words, it’s not cheap.

Living in Thailand can be cheap. Basics like food and transport are far less expensive than in the UK and at present you can get just over 43 Thai baht for £1.