EVENT REVIEW: CITYSCAPE ABU DHABI, APRIL 2016
November 20, 2014

LEEDS CONTINUES TO SOAR

Leeds has been seeing unprecedented levels of growth recently and has been on a skyward trajectory ever since the announcement and implementation of George Osbornes ‘Northern Powerhouse’ proposals.

News continues to filter in from the up and coming Yorkshire city bringing positive and exciting prospects. Here we have a look at some of the recent news attracting residents, businesses and investors to the hub of Yorkshire.

Leeds beat six other major English cities including Manchester and Birmingham in MoneySuperMarket’s 2015 quality of living index. It scored highly in a number of categories with Leeds residents enjoying an average annual salary of £22,419 compared to £19,801 in Bradford and £20,382 in Sheffield.

House price affordability in Leeds was favourable, working out at an income multiple of 6.6 compared to 7.7 in Birmingham and 9.2 in Bristol. The unemployment rate is listed as eight per cent in Leeds compared to 10.3 per cent in Birmingham and 10.6 per cent in Liverpool. The weekly cost of living in Leeds was found to be £377.60, compared to £445.50 in Bristol and £480.60 in London.