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I don't think the wages are entirely the employers fault, there are a lot of taxes, expenses etc.

50-50 I guess.

You get loads of people - from all over the world now - pouring into London who then act surprised when they wage is less than the cost of living there.

But then if a company is creating jobs it cannot be surprised if it struggles to recuit someone in London when they are oferring less than 70k.

Its all stuck, isn;t it.

I doubt Ill ever live + work in London.

Equally, I doubt a company I know will ever recruit someone to work there.

Cap housing benefit at 30% of median local wages. If people canot find work in London then they can p1ss off to Middlesbrough and sit aorund in cheaper housing.

Stop tax credits and in-work benefits immediately!

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50-50 I guess.

You get loads of people - from all over the world now - pouring into London who then act surprised when they wage is less than the cost of living there.

But then if a company is creating jobs it cannot be surprised if it struggles to recuit someone in London when they are oferring less than 70k.

Its all stuck, isn;t it.

I doubt Ill ever live + work in London.

Equally, I doubt a company I know will ever recruit someone to work there.

Cap housing benefit at 30% of median local wages. If people canot find work in London then they can p1ss off to Middlesbrough and sit aorund in cheaper housing.

Stop tax credits and in-work benefits immediately!

I wish you were in 10 Downing Street.

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The argument to just get out of london is fine for those who have already got skills and proven themselves, so those with 10 years under their belt.

If you're 22 and finishing uni, the other cities of the uk simply can't offer enough entry level jobs in professional industries for everyone to move. Some can chance it in another city, but there's absolutely no choice for that many first and second jobbers to look elsewhere for work.

Starting out on 18k in london was bad enough in 2001. Now you basically have to have rich parents, family in london, or go into debt to even consider it. It's contributing to complete stagnation of talent, with rich kids entering London jobs and more talented and motivated kids from less well off families unable to get involved.

Maybe industries will slowly migrate to cheaper cities, but for good or bad (blame thatcher) London is where most of the professional networks are big enough to make the city genuinely buzz with connections and opportunity.

Germany has it right with their cities of specialism, but we're now soooo far from that. And a coherent industrial policy is nowhere to be seen

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The argument to just get out of london is fine for those who have already got skills and proven themselves, so those with 10 years under their belt.

If you're 22 and finishing uni, the other cities of the uk simply can't offer enough entry level jobs in professional industries for everyone to move. Some can chance it in another city, but there's absolutely no choice for that many first and second jobbers to look elsewhere for work.

Then they shouldn't be crying on twitter at the high rents. They made a choice to live in the most expensive city in the world where seemingly everyone else in the world also wants to live (and no apparent barrier to stopping anyone either) to do work they wanted to do. Only people I feel sorry for are the people born there, but from my experience of living in London most of them left years ago.

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