Wakefield and Castleford named worst places to live in Britain

Wakefield
Wakefield

Wakefield and Castleford have been named the worst places to live in the country.

The district was ranked bottom place according to a table produced in The 2015 Good Growth for Cities Index, an annual report which measures the performance of the UK’s largest cities.

Xscape, Glass Houghton.

Xscape, Glass Houghton.

The research was carried out by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and think-tank Demos, with the criteria for deciding the best places to live and work including housing affordability, employment rates, income and skills, commuting times and environment.

Top spot was taken by Reading and Bracknell, with the likes of Oxford, Edinburgh and Belfast also making the top ten.