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In data: Capturing the economic gap between London and the rest of Britain

Are people living in the capital actually better off?

By Torsten Bell   November 2018

Terraced houses in south west London. Photo: PA

London calling? Earnings in the capital and beyond

London has often been a byword for wealth in provincial England—which is why we remember Dick Whittington not just for his cat but for London’s supposed “streets of gold.” But how true is this?

With so much trade and finance centred in London, property prices have always been higher, and—when so much wealth is tied up in bricks and mortar—that means there is indeed a wealth gap between London and the rest of…

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