The Home Counties are in close proximity to London and have a strong connection to its commercial economy. Counties generally included in the list are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.
Many towns and villages within the home counties such as St Albans, Milton Keynes, Guildford and Reading form part of the London commuter belt, from which it is practical to commute to work in the capital.
With costs in the capital rising we have observed a shift as many companies relocate their head offices to the Home Counties. Arguably they still benefit from a healthy pool of professional candidates as the experienced workers who have moved out of their city dwellings and into more suburban surroundings are employed alongside those who remain London based and enjoy the merits of the reverse commute.
Industry sectors which thrive in the home counties include Leisure, Retail, Travel, FMCG and Pharmaceuticals. The Home Counties are well known for affluent living, with many home counties towns topping the UK average earnings league tables (top of the table being St Albans with an estimated average salary of £30,804) and the average house price coming in at £305,878.
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