Recent research has revealed that the high number of private sector jobs in Brighton is helping to boost the UK’s economy, leading Brighton to be in amongst the top cities that are helping to turn the country’s economic climate around. It’s estimated that there are nearly 6500 private sector jobs in Brighton, meaning it’s one of the top areas for new jobs being created outside of the capital city.
With the cost of living rising and house prices rocketing sky high in London, many people are choosing to live outside the capital and often job seeking in cities such as Brighton and Crawley. Many companies are also choosing to migrate their offices to other cities outside of London because it’s so much cheaper.
However, despite the increase in people living out of the Capital, places like Brighton are within easy commuting distance to London, where they can earn a higher wage but still live in a cheaper area. Cities such as Brighton and Crawley need to look at ensuring there are enough well paid jobs within their cities, to prevent people from commuting to London for the better paid jobs.
Brighton is a bustling, creative, cultural city; more needs to be done to embrace its economic potential and persuade more people to find jobs in Brighton. This would help to stop the ever increasing gap that is building between London and other UK cities. Brighton needs to be able to develop its own income, being given more funding to allow for a sustainable economic climate, creating a larger workforce for jobs in Brighton.
To turn the UK’s economic climate around, cities need to focus on how they can grow and what opportunities there are for creating more jobs. Each city needs to focus on its strengths; for Brighton tourism is top of the list, and the city needs to look at areas of investment to create new job opportunities in Brighton and make people want to stay and work here.
Over the last two years more than 750,000 jobs have been created outside of the Capital, proving there is room for economic growth in other areas of the country, but each city needs to find its own economic potential. Brighton seems to be top of the game for private sector jobs, with the second highest number of businesses in comparison to its size residing in the city outside of London.
The future does look prosperous for Brighton, with many job opportunities across both public and private sectors. Brighton now needs to look at how it can keep people working in the city instead of commuting outside where wages are often better.