Northern Powerhouse project gains momentum

 

There is life outside of London and if the Government gets its way, big business will look just as favourably at the North of England as it does the capital city.

Oxford needs little introduction. It’s the home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and a hive of business activity - there are 4,600 businesses providing 114,000 jobs. For all its dreaming spires and period architecture, Oxford is a forward thinking city.

Whether it’s down to the ongoing BREXIT saga or the crippling stamp duty levy at the premium end of house buying, some parts of the prime Central London property market are on the verge of capitulation. House price growth in some of the most affluent areas is stalling or even in reverse, and the office/commercial markets are cautious over the possible mass exit of banks and financial institutions.

Towering skyscrapers of glossy glass and steel, a city airport ready to whisk jet setters off to super power cities and enough high-end restaurants to keep even the most fervent gourmet in gout.

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