Why do so many people leave London?

Published: 21 August 2019

The BBC reports: “It's no secret that London has a very successful economy, not just compared with the rest of the UK but with other international cities too.
Over the past decade its economy has expanded by a fifth. Ever more shops, restaurants and bars have opened to serve its residents. As a result the population of London and the urban area surrounding it has grown significantly, increasing by 1.1 million between 2008 and 2017 to 10 million people. Yet despite this success story, not everything is going its way.
Many more people pack their bags and leave the capital for elsewhere in England and Wales than make the journey the other way. Over the past decade, about 550,000 more Britons left London than moved to it.”

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