Pub­lic sec­tor cuts be­gin an ex­o­dus

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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