Digital nomads are starting to make the most of their newfound freedom to move from the UK to a new country, according to a survey.

More than a third of digital nomad respondents said they were now looking to live in a new city or country.

And over half of those surveyed said they would be willing to live with a partner for the first time. 

The survey of more than 10,000 people by the consultancy and recruitment firm Digital Nomads UK also found that people were spending more time online than they did before.

Almost a third (31 per cent) of respondents said their internet use had increased by at least 20 per cent in the past year, with people spending an average of 16 hours a week online. 

More than a quarter (26 per cent, or 3.5 million people) of those who were digitally nomads said they felt they were in a better position to find work, compared with 12 per cent of those living in the UK. 

Digital nomads were the biggest single demographic group in the survey, with nearly two-thirds (65 per cent), followed by people aged 18-24 (64 per cent). 

More people are moving to the UK than ever before, and more than half of respondents who were nomads say they would like to move again.