A leading centre for business
Leeds was named one of the best cities in Europe to locate a business by global commercial properties consultants Cushman & Wakefield. In a report of over 35 European cities, Leeds ranked in the top three cities for value of office space.
Leeds gives employers access to a highly-skilled workforce at a significant discount to London. Over 35% of the Leeds population is educated to degree level, while Leeds salaries are on average 73% those paid in the capital, and salaries for the wider Leeds City Region are 69% those of London.
Property across Leeds City Region is affordable, with the average detached home in Leeds City Region is over £220,000 cheaper than the average London flat. This means so employees are able to buy property and settle for the long term, benefitting from a higher quality of life.