BBC declared Wiltshire as the perfect place to live and work in South West

BBC declared Wiltshire as the perfect place to live and work in South West

Recently, BBC came up with a great news for the people living in Wiltshire. According to the latest survey released by them, it is one of the most vibrant places to live and work in the UK.

Moreover, if we consider the findings from the annual Vibrant Economy index of Grant Thronton, it can be seen that Wiltshire ranked 20th out of the 234 authorities which are present throughout the country.

The entire survey was based on various factors among which happiness and wellbeing were one of the most foremost ones. There are numerous reasons for people to live happily there.

Among the most prominent ones, amazing saving opportunities might be a major one. Wiltshire is quite less expensive as compared to other parts of the country. Above that, a huge credit goes to the coupon sites like dealslands.co.uk which are letting the shopping episodes to become even more frugal for people. In return, they are feeling satisfied and joyful.

The other factors which included in the list to consider Wiltshire as a perfect place to live are prosperity, health, inclusion and equality. Additionally, Wiltshire is being very closely followed by Bath and Cotswold in the list.

According to Tim Lincoln, practice leader for Bristol, Grant Thronton UK LLP “While we must celebrate the achievements of Wiltshire, Bath and Cotswold in being brilliant places to live and work, many areas in our region occupy the middle ground and have not improved over the last five years.

The South West faces challenges over prosperity, though it does shine with regards to dynamism and opportunity.”

If we consider a generalized overview, we will see that the South West faces remarkable challenges over prosperity. There are only four areas which are actually ranking in the top 20%. Those four areas seem to be Swindon, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Tewkesbury. On the other hand, there are as many as 17 areas which rank in the bottom 20%.

However, the Southwest performed in a far better way when it comes to resilience and sustainability factor. Especially, it includes various environmental factors such as recycling rates, air deprivation and CO2 emissions. The measures of resilience which rendered such a high rank are planning applications, dwelling completions etc.

Tim Lincoln further added, “If we want to create places that provide the opportunity for all, we need to focus on more than just economic prosperity. Too often, there are huge gaps between the day-to-day experiences of the richest and poorest within our region and we need to develop strategies that address this. This Index should provide food for thought and encouragement to everyone in the region, to redouble their efforts to build a positive future and a society that creates opportunities for all.”

“If we want to create places that provide the opportunity for all, we need to focus on more than just economic prosperity. Too often, there are huge gaps between the day-to-day experiences of the richest and poorest within our region and we need to develop strategies that address this. This Index should provide food for thought and encouragement to everyone in the region, to redouble their efforts to build a positive future and a society that creates opportunities for all.”

 

 

 

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