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Ten London boroughs rank above average

Richmond upon Thames is in the list's top ten best performing London boroughs Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

Ten London boroughs rank above average and could compete with some of the best scoring cities were they to feature on the main index. They are:





5.Kingston upon Thames


7.Richmond upon Thames

8.Kensington and Chelsea



London performs above average in the index on income - it is the highest of all 39 UK cities in the index - as well as in health, skills, and theenvironment.

But jobs, transport, housing affordability, income inequality and work-life balance pulls the London boroughs down to the bottom of the table.

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