Millennials flee London in their droves

The young are finding London much too expensive
The young are finding London much too expensive

Millennials are quitting London in their droves, as young people find it much too difficult to live in Britain’s pricey capital.

The study, by the Office for National Statistics for The Silvertown Partnership, found that 128,766 people aged 21-40 left London in 2014. This figure is seven percent higher than last year. The number of young people leaving the capital has jumped eight percent in the last five years.

Only yesterday it was revealed how shockingly expensive it is for people to afford a mortgage in London.The average home now costs £526,000 in the capital and an income of £120,248 is needed to be able to afford an 80 percent mortgage.

About Robert Leeming

Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.
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