London "among worst places to live in Britain", says report

Bad news Londoners. The capital has been named as one of the worst places in Britain to live today.

A report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and think-tank Demos found that London’s income inequality, overpriced housing and transport infrastructure make it one of the worst cities to live in.

The index named Middlesbrough, Stockton and Swansea alongside London as the worst places to live in Britain.

Reading, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Southampton, on the other hand, were named as the best places to live in Britain.

John Hawksworth, chief UK economist at PwC, said: “Our analysis demonstrates that there is a rising price for economic success for many of the largest UK cities.

“Increased congestion, pollution, income inequality and high house prices contribute to rankings in the index below that expected based on traditional measures.

“Medium sized cities with better quality of life tend to score better on our index based on what the public says is important to them.”

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