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London: Time To Move To A New Job?

Published: Thursday 19th March 2015

With soaring house prices in London, more and more people are choosing to live within commuter distance of the City to save a considerable amount on housing. Being just over 30 miles out of the City of London, Luton has become a popular commuter town in recent years. What is more having the ability to save £467,400 on an average house compared to zones 1 and 2, it’s clear to see why Luton is such an attractive place to live and work. With great transport links, an international airport and the largest one-day carnival in Europe, Luton really does seem to have something for everyone.

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On the down side moving further out of the City, there are other expenses that then have to be accounted for. Travelling to and from work can become expensive – with an annual season train ticket from Luton costing £4,816, and taking 30 minutes to reach Kings Cross before tackling the tube to actually get to work, commuters can find themselves spending hours of their already long day, sitting on a train.

So, what’s the solution? Do you pay excruciating prices to live in the city centre and enjoy more free time during the week? Or do you go with getting more for your money living out of London but pay for it in your work-life balance? Well, what if you could have both? What if you could enjoy the benefits of cheaper housing AND revel in an active social life outside of work?

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Jobs in Luton are varied and vast. Whilst Luton historically was a town known for hat making and car manufacturing, many global businesses now have offices and Head Offices at that, in Luton. Whilst much industrial pride still remains, and General Motors still produce commercial vehicles, many organisations within the finance, retail and leisure and hospitality industries have also migrated to Luton. 

London Luton Airport also is a major employer in the area. Travel companies such as TUI, Monarch and Easyjet along with the supporting organisations such as Servisair, all hire in Luton.
With a record 10.5 million passengers flying from Luton airport in 2014, the airport has been listed as the sixth busiest airport in the UK. What’s more with 10 new routes already confirmed for 2015, this number can only increase, and as such, Luton’s need for new staff.

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