Socialist Worker

Flocking to the capital for work

Issue No. 2351

The number of people moving to London from elsewhere in Britain has gone up since the recession began. The number leaving London has fallen.

There are still more people leaving London for other parts of Britain than moving to it—but the number is the lowest for 20 years.

Greater London Authority research shows that the most significant changes took place between June 2007 and December 2009.

“The recent changes have their roots in the period of economic uncertainty”, it concludes.

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