Letter: A leader for London

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your report that inner London "heads the wealth league" (10 February) is misleading. Inner London may be the top producer of wealth, but its inhabitants are far from being the richest.

Inner London contains some of the poorest areas in Britain. Indeed, of the 20 poorest boroughs in Britain, 14 are in London.

While Londoners earn more, the cost of living is higher, with the effect that the standard of living in the capital is below the UK average.


(Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare)

House of Lords

London SW1