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Different types of businesses have been moving out of London for decades due to the rising costs. It's gradually become NoNoLand for more and more types of jobs and businesses over the years.

Over time the UK in general has suffered more and more from the same malaise relative to countries overseas as well.

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Never really understand why cities still exist. Always seems like a bit of a faff getting up in the morning, checking Facebook on your computer, then commuting for an hour, or more, to an office somewhere so you can check Facebook on a different computer there.

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That will never do! Somebody stick a prop in somewhere - we can call it Help2WorkInLondon

It's been there a lot longer than any of us. It's the ultra-high-value business generated by being on the doorstep of Westminster and Whitehall. And the Bank, and Stock exchange. And all the high-value, high-prestige amenities of the West End, South Bank, et al. And a long history of reinforcement: Heathrow, the hub of road and rail, the focus of white elephants like the dome and olympics.

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The article is probably something to do with the Northern Powerhouse theme. The plan is that eventually the UK population (those outside of London) will be clustering around the Nissan factory in Sunderland.

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That will never do! Somebody stick a prop in somewhere - we can call it Help2WorkInLondon

London Living Allowance

Already been done.

There are other initiatives including one where a distant friend managed to rent a shop front (rent free) and massively subsidised business rates in trendy Angel for 12 months that had use of a flat above which he let for three years. Had a free lunch and came back to Shropshire with over £20k banked but not from the business (bric a brac).

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The article is probably something to do with the Northern Powerhouse theme. The plan is that eventually the UK population (those outside of London) will be clustering around the Nissan factory in Sunderland.

Bernama - Malaysian Investors Get Cameron Invite To Invest In Northern England

Straits Times - British premier wants Singapore investors to tap opportunities in north England

Sky - Singapore Cash To Pay For Northern Powerhouse

"..Sky News asked him why investments in infrastructure and housing were being left to foreign investors and not funded by the Government. He said: "This is complementary investment, we have investment from home from UK Government or business and we welcome investment from around the world.""

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Bernama - Malaysian Investors Get Cameron Invite To Invest In Northern England

Straits Times - British premier wants Singapore investors to tap opportunities in north England

Sky - Singapore Cash To Pay For Northern Powerhouse

"..Sky News asked him why investments in infrastructure and housing were being left to foreign investors and not funded by the Government. He said: "This is complementary investment, we have investment from home from UK Government or business and we welcome investment from around the world.""

Thanks for the links.

There's many a true word spoken in jest (my jest earlier) and maybe it'll all some day come to fruition but they've been trying to get similar investment from all over the world for decades without much success - most likely in large part due to the ever increasing house price burden.

On the other hand maybe they have started to recognise their repeated failures and it's just possible that's one of the reasons for their (apparent) action on the housing market.

Mind you it hasn't paid to assume anything positive in their house price policies for many decades now (that applies to all the governing parties) and with politicians (certainly the UK variety) words come very cheap.

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Thanks for the links.

There's many a true word spoken in jest (my jest earlier) and maybe it'll all some day come to fruition but they've been trying to get similar investment from all over the world for decades without much success - most likely in large part due to the ever increasing house price burden.

On the other hand maybe they have started to recognise their repeated failures and it's just possible that's one of the reasons for their (apparent) action on the housing market.

Mind you it hasn't paid to assume anything positive in their house price policies for many decades now (that applies to all the governing parties) and with politicians (certainly the UK variety) words come very cheap.

I'm as cynical as you. I doubt the powerhouse inward investment appeals are for the best interest of average people actually living there. One might think they just want to get house prices up.

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