Rugby highlighted in report which found Warwickshire to be one of the best places to live in UK

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Warwickshire has been highlighted in a list of the best places to live in the UK, according to a new report.

The report, published by the Independent, listed Warwickshire as the sixth best place to live, and used Rugby to illustrate why.

Cllr Craig Humphrey, Leader of Rugby Borough Council, said: “Rugby residents will not be surprised to see their town highlighted in a report such as this.

“Rugby has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and the highest number of 16-64s in work, with a very high rate of town centre shop occupancy. House prices are comparatively affordable, we sit at the centre of the UK with first class links in all directions, and have great facilities such as the new leisure centre and Caldecott Park.

“And, of course, we are the birthplace of the game.”

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for the economy, said: “While I welcome this report, Rugby is clearly the best place to live in the UK.”

The study found that Solihull is officially the best place to live in the UK.

It was carried out by energy comparision site Uswitch.com.

The study looked at 38 local areas and 24 different factors to determine where the best place to live is. These factors included average salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills.

View the report at www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ten-best-places-to-live-in-the-uk-solihull-comes-top-8938636.html?action=gallery&ino=6