Regions outside London are experiencing a “brain drain” as research shows that most graduates head to the capital for work after leaving university.
A report from the think tank Centre for Cities, published on 21 November, found that six months after graduation in the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15, 24.4 per cent of all graduates were working in London. The city with the second largest percentage of graduates was Manchester with 4 per cent.
Of all the graduates who moved city after university, 22 per cent moved to London. Among graduates of the Russell Group universities with a first or upper second-class degree, 37 per cent went to London.