Will a career in a capital city make you rich? | SPP #92

London’s population has grown 7.5% in just five years. The capital contained approximately 13% of the total UK population in 2016.

Inner London’s population has increased by 300,000 since 2011 to 3.5 million while Outer London’s has increased by 350,000 to 5.3 million. These numbers are projected to grow to 3.7 and 5.6 million respectively by 2021.

So why do so many people flock to England’s capital for work even when the odds are financially stacked against their favour? Working hard will be a given, but hard work doesn’t always pay off. London is known for having incredibly wealthy, successful residents, but that doesn’t mean you will become one if you relocate there.

Phil and Adam discuss why people are so attracted to London and capital cities in general, the negative effects it has on the environment and their own experiences with London.

What do you think about London? If you have worked or lived there, let us know your thoughts in the comments, whether you love it or hate it.

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Angela Zhu