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People Leave London For Other Places

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: People Leave London For Other Places Reply with quote

Last year 250,000 people left London for places like Birmingham. Other places people fled to were : Brighton and others in the link below.


http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-12-03/thinking-of-leaving-london-heres-where-most-end-up/
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Most people left one busy city to others. I thought people might move to places like the Lake District?
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where people choose to move to depends on where there's a means by which they can earn a living, I would assume. Unless they're retiring or setting themselves up with an online business etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely - people are indeed very lucky if they are able to live in an area of natural beauty and still be within striking distance of decent work

Of course with more and more of us working from home as I do then this does allow a greater choice of decent areas in which to live so long as those places have decent speed broadband

I could do my job from almost anywhere in England and Wales so I'm really very fortunate Very Happy
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I could do my job from almost anywhere in England and Wales so I'm really very fortunate Very Happy


Broadband is the absolute key now. I'm sure that in time 4G will give us a much broader rural coverage (providing that OfCom keeps the service providers to their obligations - which I doubt) and at an economical cost (pigs will fly!) but it's now essential for anybody doing any serious amount of work from their home or mobile that they have decent connectivity.

My neighbour's brother has his own estate agency and he was saying the other day that potential house buyers now ask about a property's broadband connectivity almost immediately - with good properties rejected if they're not on Infinity etc. I can well understand why.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't blame them to be honest, London is the last place I'd want to live.
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know where this ridiculous article (sponsored by estate agents no doubt) gets its figure of 250,000 from. The accompanying statistics show that, apart from about 8,000 Londoners moving to Manchester and Birmingham, the rest (again only a few thousand) are merely moving to the outer suburbs in Essex, Herts and Surrey, which has always been the pattern anyway. It's a non-piece of news.

I agree that in the future, with improved technology and broadband speeds, more and more people will be working from home so don't have to live in the cities (so why are we having to spend 45 billion on the useless HS2?).
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Colin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
(so why are we having to spend 45 billion on the useless HS2?).


So that people in the north of England can get to London more quickly?

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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or the other way around of course. But why spend 45 billion just to get from say London to Leeds 15 minutes quicker (and destroy a lot of countryside)?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a great supporter of our railway system but I think that HS2 will prove to be a huge mistake - as Schiz says the saving in time will be minimal and experience in other countries in Europe suggests that such projects encourage far more people to travel to the capital rather than the reverse

The money would be much better spent updating and improving existing lines and possibly subsidising fares Smile
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