How to make a job move to the UK’s north

Burberry, HSBC and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the law firm, have at least one thing in common. All are moving significant parts of their businesses from London to UK cities further north — Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.

They could soon be joined by two big UK media companies: the Guardian newspaper, which is considering moving parts of its operation to Manchester, and Channel 4. The government is deliberating whether the broadcaster should move its headquarters out of London — and Liverpool is bidding to be its home.

If big employers are interested in cities north of the capital, is now the time for London-based workers to think about relocating?

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