It's where you live
Epsom and Ewell has been revealed as one of the most prosperous areas in Britain.
The Legatum Institute, an independent think tank has published the UK Prosperity Index to track the Government's progress on its 'levelling up' agenda.
This borough is rated the fourth most prosperous of the 379 local authority areas in the UK.
The index compares nine individual pillars and then gives an overall rating. The pillars include:
- Personal safety
- Living conditions
- Enterprise conditions
- Natural environment
Coming behind North Kesteven in the East Midlands, Epsom and Ewell was rated with the UK’s second highest score for ‘Governance’. The Governance pillar measures the quality of local democracy and the effectiveness of local government services.
Wokingham in Berkshire is rated overall the most prosperous local authority area in the UK. Glasgow City (377), Middlesbrough (378) and Blackpool (379) are rated the least prosperous.
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