Public sector cuts begin an exodus
More people are migrating from Northern towns, according to research by reallymoving.com
Rosemary Rogers, director, reallymoving.com says: “The migration data for Quarter 2 of the year divides clearly on regional lines. Northern towns are increasingly prominent at the bottom of the rankings, with the region set to be hit hard as government cuts target public sector jobs. The South East and London also remain out of favour with home movers, whereas the South West gained popularity at the start of the summer holiday season.”
Truro is the most popular postcode to move to with 184 per cent increase. Uxbridge in Middlesex is least popular, while Wakefield is number three, and Bradford, number 10 in the list of places people are moving away from.
Rogers said: “Home movers appear wary of future prospects in many Northern towns, which are set to be hit hard by public sector job losses under the coalition Government’s programme of spending cuts.”